Creating the Extraordinary Student Experience: Office of Student Life

International House Learning Community

  • International House Learning Community
    International House Learning Community
  • I-House students at Schmidt's in German Village
    I-House students at Schmidt's in German Village
  • I-House students
    I-House students
  • I-House students planning a trip to New York City
    I-House students planning a trip to New York City

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The International House (I-House) at Ohio State is a learning community for students interested in learning about our world’s many cultures and communities. Students explore their own cultural identity and how it relates to others by living in a community of international and domestic students. Students in the community have the opportunity to learn how to be aware and active in an increasingly global society, right from the comfort of their residence hall.

Learning Community Highlights
  • Explore your own cultural identity and how it relates to others in the world
  • Learn what life is really like in places such as China, Brazil, South Africa, Ireland and other countries
  • Experience the music, histories and foods of communities from all over the globe
  • Dessert and conversations with international scholars and students
  • Annual Trip to a city outside of Ohio in order to explore "American Culture”, such as Washington, D.C.
  • Collaborations with other student organizations
  • The “Taste of OSU” global festival sponsored by the Office of International Education
How To Apply (New Students)
  • Students interested in being a member of the International House Learning Community must complete the Learning Community Application by April 17, 2017 at 11:59PM. No late applications are being accepted.
  • Housing Contracts are sent to your OSU email account based upon your paid acceptance to the University beginning in March.
  • Please make sure your contract and space reservation fee are received no later than May 31, 2017 in order to ensure your space in a learning community. 
  • On your contract, please make sure you select South Campus as your requested area of residence.
  • Please note all students in learning communities are required to reside in a space within the learning community and with other learning community participants. Learning Community students may only request roommates accepted into the same LC.
How to Apply (Current Students)
  • Current OSU students (those who will be sophomores for the 2017-2018 school year) interested in joining or returning to the International House Learning Community should complete the Learning Community Application no later than February 1, 2017. Completing this application DOES NOT guarantee housing in an Ohio State Residence Hall or a specific room type.  You must submit your reselection form by the University Housing deadline in order to renew for housing at Ohio State's Columbus Campus.  Your housing reselection information will arrive at your OSU e-mail account at a later date. All students in learning communities are required to reside in a space within the learning community and with other learning community participants.
  • Change of campus students must also contact Housing Assignments no later than February 1, 2017 at 614-292-8266 or housing@osu.edu to ensure they are included in the reselection process and eligible for a Learning Community.

Note: Students interested in International House can also be in STEP. For more information about the STEP program, please check out: http://step.osu.edu.

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