Pastoral care

International House is committed to providing a safe and inclusive environment, where difference is valued and the wellbeing of all residents is paramount.

As a department of the University of Melbourne, all members of the International House community have access to the University of Melbourne’s Safer Community Program, which residents can use to source advice and support if they see or experience problematic or inappropriate behaviours. This is in addition to being able to access support as outlined above.

International House residents can view and access the Safer Community Program at any time via

Residents also have access to the University's medical and counselling services.

At the core of our pastoral care program are our 10+ residential tutors who live Among the residents, and who get to know the residents on their floors very well. They are there to support residents, offer advice and act as mentors.

"At any point if you need anything, there are Duty Tutors, International House staff, Student Committee members and the whole cohort ready to help and support regardless of the situation or issue. From staff to students, the entire community represents the college’s core values of friendliness and respects each other’s cultures. The bond that is created with everyone is extremely special and has enriched my personal and professional growth."

Hiba Naeem is from Saudi Arabia and is studying Master of Marketing Communications at the University of Melbourne. Hiba was the Graduate Student Club Vice President in 2019 - 2020.

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