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Founded and built in 1924 by John D. Rockefeller Jr. and the Cleveland H. Dodge family, International House affords a unique experience in cross-cultural cooperation and understanding by nurturing leadership, moral courage, and empathy. Each year, more than 700 carefully selected graduate students and interns, from 100 countries, share a residential community and participate in leadership training and diverse intellectural and cultural programs. They study or train at more than 70 academic and professional institutions in New York in fields as varied as financial engineering, musical performance, historic preservation and public health. I-Hous residents learn essential skills to become future leaders in business, government, the arts and other professions. Information is available in the lobby at 500 Riverside Drive on weekdays from 9 am to 5 pm

Celebrating Women’s International Leadership in the Archives

As we close out this year’s Women’s History Month, the International House Archives is proud to celebrate the Women’s International Leadership (WIL) program. WIL Harlem Exploration field trip, November 1995 / I-House Archives For thirty years, WIL has offered a select group of outstanding residents two semesters of training, mentorship, and workshops to support and strengthen women’s leadership>>>

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International House Stands Against Hatred

Recently, our community has witnessed stunning acts of violence rooted in negative sentiment especially against people of Asian descent. As an institution and a global community, International House condemns violence and racism in all its forms. We stand in solidarity with statements and efforts to abolish hatred, and we stand with those who share our mission to cultivate peace through>>>

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Experts Offer Assessment of U.S./China Relations in “Live from Davis Hall” Event

International House took a big step forward on March 12, 2021 with the first in-person speaker program held “Live from Davis Hall” since the start of the global pandemic one year ago. “Seeking Common Ground: The Future of U.S./China Relations” offered an in-depth discussion – the first of a four-part series – with China experts Elizabeth Economy of Sanford University’s Hoover Institution and>>>

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The World Council of Alumni Convenes With New Optimism

On March 3, 2021, the International House World Council of Alumni (WCA) held a virtual meeting to hear updates from the House and to begin plans for marking the House’s 100th anniversary in 2024. This was the first time the WCA had met virtually instead of bringing together its members from around the world to meet in person. More than 60 Council members and guests participated in the Zoom>>>

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I-House Residents and Staff Revive Flag-Raising Ceremony

On the afternoon of March 1, International House revived a venerated tradition: the flag-raising ceremony. As the pandemic continues to restrict our ability to gather in person, this small ceremony was yet another way to bring together residents to create community and celebrate the I-House spirit safely. More than 25 residents and staff gathered outside on the mezzanine roof of I-House South to>>>

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Florence Quay Edmonds in the Archives

“No story about International House would be complete without a write-up about Florence [Quay] Edmonds.” – Harry Edmonds Florence Quay Edmonds, circa 1925 / I-House Archives In honor of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, the Archives is proud to shine a light on the woman who can be referred to as the co-founder of International House, Florence Quay Edmonds. Born Florence Quay>>>

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Event: Live from Davis Hall, The Future of U.S.-China Relations, March 12

Join us on Friday, March 12, 2021 for a conversation with Elizabeth Economy and Daniel Russel, live from Davis Hall at International House. Moderated by Ambassador Frank G. Wisner, these distinguished scholars will share their insights on the major issues facing the U.S.-China relationship in the years ahead, in the first of a four-part series of in-depth discussions on the relationship between>>>

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Leontyne Price in the Archives

This Black History Month, the International House Archives is proud to celebrate 1952 Alumna Leontyne Price. Mary Violet Leontyne Price was born in Laurel, Mississippi, on February 10, 1927, to her mother, a midwife, and father, who worked at the local lumber mill. Even though the family had little money, her parents encouraged and supported their daughter’s obvious talent. In a 1964 interview>>>

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Spring 2021 Update on International House

(pictured above: virtual Health & Wellness events with Residents and Alumni participants) Now well underway with the 2021 Spring semester, International House is facing the next phase in the COVID-19 pandemic with an eye to meeting the needs of Residents and engaging the entire global I-House community. Newly appointed Interim President Brian Polovoy is making the safety and stability of the>>>

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I-House Offers Free Meals to Residents from The Migrant Kitchen

In January 2021, International House announced that it would be providing residents with free meals from The Migrant Kitchen (TMK) two days per week. Every Tuesday and Thursday through mid-March, residents and onsite staff can order breakfast, lunch and dinner from TMK’s globally inspired menu at no cost. All meals are prepared from scratch using fresh, seasonal ingredients, with the dishes>>>

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NYAAC Virtual Sunday Coffee Reunites Global Alumni

(To see photos from the event, log into I-House Connect.) Scores of Alumni from across the globe logged on for “Sunday Coffee,” an International House virtual reunion hosted by I-House and the New York Area Alumni Chapter (NYAAC) Inspired in part by the I-House Sunday Supper tradition, the mid-day event on Sunday, January 24, 2021, was open to all Alumni and included remarks by Interim President>>>

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Meet the I-House Resident Support Services Team!

Each academic year, International House selects a number of dedicated Residents within the I-House community to lead as Fellows through their service on the Resident Support Services team. These Fellows play a key role in carrying out the the I-House mission, acting as liaisons to the Office of Programs and Resident Life and the other I-House departments working to provide a meaningful experience>>>

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International House Remembers Ruth W. Houghton

The International House community was saddened to learn of the passing of Ruth W. Houghton, who died December 28, 2020 in Great Barrington, MA at age 92. Mrs. Houghton was a Life Trustee on the I-House Board of Trustees. A native New Yorker, Mrs. Houghton served on the boards of numerous cultural and non-profit organizations including the New York State Council on the Arts, Lincoln Center, New>>>

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Alumni Enjoy Virtual “I-House Year-End Pub Party”

On December 23rd, Martina Schmitz ’87 hosted a virtual “I-House Year-End Pub Party” via Zoom. More than 30 Alumni and friends, many from the 1980s and 90s, logged on from countries that included Egypt, France, Germany, Iceland, Lebanon, Portugal, the UK and the USA to enjoy musical performances, random break-out groups, and an I-House trivia quiz. Ayman Jarjour ’00 (pictured) performed “Little>>>

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Donor Match to Double Support for International House NY

The 2020 holiday season at International House kicked off on a particularly heartfelt note on Giving Tuesday, a global day of philanthropy, with a compelling and personal call to action from Interim President and I-House Trustee, Brian Polovoy, who generously matched every gift received that day. Alumni from every era of International House came forward to join him on December 1st, using the>>>

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Top Five Reasons to Live at International House

As New York City continues on its path to recovery, International House NY is confident in its ability to welcome new and returning residents into its safe housing and global community for the 2020 academic year. We have been implementing extensive health and safety protocols and modifications to our facility and are now accepting applications for residency in our North Building.* I-House has>>>

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