Please see our resident rooms page.
Each floor of I-House South has two separate bathroom facilities, one for men and one for women. Each bathroom has four stalls and four showers. In I-House North each apartment has its own bathroom.
In I-House South (single occupancy dorm rooms) there are 10 floors with approximately 70 resident members on most floors. In I-House North (apartments) there are 12 floors.
There is a resident kitchen located near the Dining Room that is equipped with a stove, oven, microwave and limited utensils, but no refrigerator. Resident members pay a semester fee if they wish to use the kitchen.
All resident members pay a daily fee ($5.50 per day) for the length of their stay for credit in the Dining Room. Each time the resident purchases something the amount spent is deducted from their account. No refunds are given for unused credit. During the semester, additional amounts may be added to the account if the resident wishes. Items purchased in the cafeteria are itemized, but in general breakfast may cost $3-$4, lunch $5-$7, and dinner $7-$10.
Resident members may keep a small refrigerator in their rooms, although we do not provide them. Electrical appliances such as microwaves, coffee pots or irons are not permitted due to the fire hazard they pose. Microwaves are available in several common areas throughout the House. Ironing boards are provided in our laundry rooms.
The rooms do not come equipped with air conditioners. If resident members want to bring their own air-conditioner, they must have the Facilities Management Office approve and install it. There is an installation/removal fee of $55 and additional monthly cost for electricity of $60 for I-House South and $80 for I-House North. The monthly fee begins the first day of the month of installation and continues until the air conditioner is removed by Facilities Management.
Couples are eligible to live together in a studio or one-bedroom apartment in I-House North only. If only one applicant meets the eligibility requirements, applicants must submit verification of marital or domestic partnership status. Both parties must submit applications for admission but only one application fee is required
Resident members can have one overnight guest at a time in their room for a maximum of 6 nights in a 30-night period. Advance notice is not needed but guests will be asked to submit photo ID when they enter the building. You may request an exception for stays of more than 6 nights. If approved, a $30 per night charge will be added to your account for guest stays longer than 6 nights. Mattresses and cots are available for rental at $20/night and $25/night respectively. A request may be made to have more than one guest at a time. These are evaluated on a case by case basis. Additional fees may apply.
Please visit our virtual tour or come in person for a tour. The Admissions Office offers tours of I-House Monday through Friday at 11am and at 3pm. There is no appointment or sign up necessary. Please just arrive a few minutes before the start time.
International House is situated on Riverside Drive and W. 122nd Street in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan. Adjacent to the House are two parks with walking/running/bike paths, Grant’s Tomb, and Riverside Church. Public transportation is easily accessible with the #1 subway line and several buses running nearby. Please see our Directions page for details.
Morningside Heights is among the safest precincts in New York City. The streets are well patrolled by police and there is active community involvement in the area. There are many university students living in the surrounding neighborhood.
Yes. One-third of our resident members are American.
Please see the application checklist for summer applications or for academic year applications (includes fall semester and/or spring semester).
Upon arrival you are responsible for the Resident Membership Fees (room fees) for the duration of the semester (or summer) in addition to the following:
· $1,200 (for I-House South) or $1,500 (for I-House North) refundable security deposit*
· $5.50/day Dining Service Credit *
· All fees are charged in full at the beginning of each semester.
*These fees are subject to change. If you can show verification that you are paid on a monthly basis then you may qualify to go on a monthly deferment plan. This option is not available to summer-only residents. For more information and an application please contact the Riverside Reception Desk at (212) 316-8441.
Please see our Financial Aid Opportunities page. Financial aid is not available during the summer.
I-House offers two kinds of short-term accommodations:
· Guest Rooms/Suites: These 11 rooms/suites are commonly used for family and friends of residents and community members. They are similar to hotel style accommodations. Rates start at approximately $170/night. Reservations can be made by contacting Resident & Guest Services directly at (212) 316-8473.
· Single Rooms: These are available only during the summer and on a limited basis during the winter break between semesters. Daily rates are $70/night. Reservations can be made by contacting the Admissions Office at (212) 316-8436 after December 1 for accommodation during the winter break and after May 1 for accommodation during the summer. Since priority is given to permanent residents, short-term availability cannot be determined before these specific dates.