I loved the idea of being in a global community, a place where I could form new, lifelong friendships. The best part is being able to share and learn the stories and languages from such diverse, beautiful cultures. International House given me such a wider understanding of the world, for which I never knew I could know. I have changed to be a more worldly, understanding human being, who can think critically about different perspectives in an ever-connected world where such skills have never been more important.
I can’t think of anything else at IH more amazing than the people that I’ve met here. They are so respectful and understanding of the diverse community that we live in. The college activities that we participate in together (Café Internationale, IH play, National Nights) provide just as much inspiration and education to me as the lectures that I attend at university
I did not expect to experience so much love and support from everyone at IH, from staff to students. The selflessness of people and the willingness to help others has been mesmerizing and something I will cherish all my life. IH provides a platform to make everlasting friendships and networks from all around the world.
I was very impressed with what this college had to offer, with great facilities, lovely staff and a great community feel. I have thoroughly enjoyed just meeting and listening to the stories and cultures of the other students who have come from across the globe, which is something I have always wanted to do, but have never had the opportunity to do so.
Meet Shyn Ee
I think what stands out for IH (for most of us probably) is the overwhelming sense of community. It has also added a lot of colour to my uni life because of the sheer amount of activities and opportunities we get to participate in. The scholarship is very nice because IH recognises achievements in different aspects of university life and it to encourage us to work hard.
I wanted the security and community of college living for my first time living away from home and IH’s sense of community and acceptance really reflects my own values. I didn’t expect to experience such a sense of being home so soon after moving in. I got to know all these incredible new people. I’ve also loved how accepting, welcoming and kind all the seniors have been.
See our residents talk about their time at International House below.
Life at International House (English)
Life at International House (Korean)