International House is a residential college owned by the University of Melbourne. We bring together approximately 350 graduate and undergraduate students from Australia and overseas, in a community that is devoted to academic success, intercultural understanding and personal growth.
News and updates
- IH Council Member Publishes Business Book
International House Council member Howard Khoo recently published his first book, Street Kung-Fu: Street Wisdom of Successful Businesses (Kanyin Publications, 2017)...
- 2017 IH Winter Dinner with Mr Dick Seddon AM
The culture and the tradition of International House is what we make of it; challenge yourself and think about where you want to place International House today. This short conclusion, delivered by Mr Dick Seddon, was perhaps the most thought-provoking statement at the 2017 IH Winter Dinner...
- IH Photograph and Memorabilia Exhibition
As part of our sixtieth anniversary celebrations, International House recently hosted an exhibition of photographs and memorabilia documenting life at IH. Most of the material came from International House’s own archival collection...
- Bachelor of Arts Medal for Alumna
IH congratulates alumna Cassandra Joore-Short who was recently awarded the Bachelor of Arts Medal at the University of Melbourne. Read more from Cassie...
- 2017 Café Internationale - Celebrating 60 years!
Café Internationale 2017 sure was a night to remember! As 2017 marks 60 years of International House, we used Café as an opportunity to celebrate how far the college has come over its lifespan...
- 2017 IH Frank Larkins Oration
Join alumni and friends of International House at an evening with award-winning ABC investigative journalist Sarah Ferguson.
Mildura to Mexico
Leaving the family property in rural Victoria to study at the University of Melbourne, Bachelor of Commerce Access Melbourne student and IH alumnus Samuel Barnden is determined to make the most of every opportunity, in and out of the classroom.
IH Tutorial Program Grows
Academic support is an important part of the House experience. At international House, the tutorial program is the centrepiece of this support. This year IH is offering almost 80 tutorials which are conducted each week across all of the undergraduate degree areas.
IH Collection Official!
The International House Collection – comprising the IH archives, artworks, building fragments, furniture, decorative arts, trophies and other objects – has recently been endorsed as an official cultural collection of the University of Melbourne.
The Holi Festival 2017
Holi originates in the mystical land of India and has been traditionally celebrated as a mark of cultural unity and brotherhood, making it one of the most "fraternitastic" IH events!
- IH Offshore Events
As part of our 60th Anniversary celebrations, special offshore events will be held in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Hong Kong...
- 60th Anniversary Dinner
This special event will celebrate the 60 years since International House was established and honour the alumni and supporters who have helped to make this college great.
- IH Students Excel
Congratulations to all IH undergraduates and graduates on their outstanding Semester 2 results. 26% of all results were H1, and two thirds were either H1 or H2...and, as usual, a number of our students achieved an H1 in every subject.
- IH 60 Year Anniversary
In 2017, International House will celebrate our 60th Anniversary. Join us at one of the many celebratory events that will be held throughout the year
- Fraternitas alumni magazine
Fraternitas is the magazine for alumni, donors and friends of International House. Catch up with all the latest news, events and happenings at our college, see what past IHers are doing now, and find out the ways you can be more involved with IH today.
A Thirst for International Understanding and Communication
Ever sat in the Jace and wondered what masala tea tastes like at sunrise on the side of a small village overlooking the Himalayas?...
IH Alumna Publishes Children's Book
IH taught me friendship. I met my second family at IH, people that were complete strangers to me became integral parts of my life within a term...
The Malaysian International House Experience
I cannot stress the importance of International House and the University of Melbourne in shaping my identity as an individual capable of interacting in any social environment...
Leadership and Personal Development at NAAUC
With such a strong passion for collegiate life and the desire to contribute positively to the IH community, International House Melbourne sent six passionate and dedicated delegates to attend the National Association of Australian University Colleges (NAAUC) Conference...
Dr Deborah Seifert AM
Our Head of College Dr Deborah Seifert has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in the Queen’s Birthday 2016 Honours List.
IH Gardener Assists Melb Uni Community Garden
This semester student volunteers have been working away in the Parkville and Burnley community gardens.
- IH Council Member appointed to Council of the National Library
The Government has recently announced the appointment of IH Council member Alice Wong to the Council of the National Library of Australia for a three-year term.
Free coffee at the Bobeff Cafe
There was a new kind of buzz at International House (IH) when students welcomed the re-opening of the Bobeff café, where hot beverages are on the house.
IH resident shines as ‘Titania’ in VCA production
International House resident Louisa Wall has delivered a tremendous stage performance in William Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ for the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA).
IH's Got Talent
When it’s week six and you’re halfway through your semester of uni, you might be starting to feel a little bit of pressure with the assignments that you have due ...
Renovations bring new life to student bedrooms
There’s a great amount of excitement that comes with refurbishing, and a new capital works project already underway at IH is set to provide an internal refresh to the older rooms of the college.
IH resident debuts for University Blacks
First year International House resident Jake Edwards is the most recent recruit for the University Blacks Australian Rules Football Club.
Taking the gigantic leap: studying in Melbourne
Going to another country to study can be an overwhelming and intimidating experience. This is the story of a Bangladeshi student who moved to Melbourne and now lives at International House.
A magical Orientation Week at International House!
"The day had finally arrived; it was time for me to pack up the life that I knew, and move to college!"
- We came first in the #icac Fresher Dance Off competition on Sunday night! Great work team! #IHMelbourne #fraternitas
Thai Rural Education and Development Program
Each summer, a group of International House students travel to rural Thailand to spend a month or more volunteering in a local community...
Life at International House
- Welcoming the 10th Chair of the IH Council
Global philanthropist and executive Vi Peterson is the new Chair of the International House Council.
Information relevant to current residents of International House.