Living @ IHP
International House is more than a place to live. It’s a place to believe in!
More than 1,000 residents annually from over 95 countries, including the US, are part of a warm, friendly and supportive residential community where cultural and ethnic differences are shared and celebrated.
Whether occupying singles, doubles, or apartments, residents meet and share their interests and their worlds with other undergraduate and graduate students while attending area colleges and universities including:
- University of Pennsylvania
- Drexel University
- Temple University
- And many other Greater Philadelphia institutions.
Students studying fields ranging from English to engineering come together to learn about and from each other through our residential and arts programs. Research professionals and interns working at leading hospitals and corporations in the region, including The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and Towers Perrin, also call International House “home” during their time in Philadelphia.
Our diverse international environment is not the only reason residents enjoy living at International House. Our smoke-free building is conveniently located in the heart of University City, within walking distance of the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University campuses, and many shops and restaurants. Amenities include 24-hour security, computer center and study rooms, wireless Internet access and on-site parking facility.
Everything about International House – from the design of our building to the selection of our staff and programming – promotes interaction that enables residents to develop valuable cross-cultural communication skills and build lifelong professional lives for years to come.
Our residents enjoy free films and concerts, weekly coffee hours, and many trips and activities designed by our culturally sensitive staff to help settle them into student life in the United States. We also encourage our residents to play an active role in helping plan and implement our residential and cultural programs. At International House, we strive to create an open-minded and friendly environment that allows our residents to focus on their studies to become future global leaders.