When you envisioned yourself at college, did you imagine a world of ideas, cultural activities, and vibrant new horizons that extended well beyond the classroom? Are you genuinely interested in international politics, global trends, intercultural exchange, and foreign languages, literatures, films, and foods? Do you want to live with adventurous, diverse, and inquisitive students from around the globe? If you answered YES to these questions, then the I-House may be the place for you.
I-House is a vibrant community of world cultures, international outreach, foreign affairs, and enthusiastic students committed to how the world works beyond campus. I-House residents plan and host numerous events related to international outreach, literature, film, cuisine, sports, cultures, and languages. Descriptions of I-House committees are below. By applying to live in the I-House you are agreeing to serve on at least 1 committee and participate in at least 8 activities.
- The I-Film committee is normally responsible for organizing movie nights in the I-House, planning trips to local cinemas, and identifying and attending film festivals on campus and in the local community.
- The I-Sports/Fitness committee is normally responsible for selecting dates to attend professional sporting events (NBA or MLB), arranging for I-House residents to participate in intramural sports teams on campus, organizing collective viewing of major international sporting events, planning I-House competitions such as I-Olympics or Soccer and Ping-Pong Tournaments, arranging for I-House residents to go together as a group to GT sporting events, and organizing game nights (trivia, poker, etc.) for I-House residents.
- The I-Cuisine Committee is normally responsible organizing various events featuring the cuisine and culture of a specific region or county (e.g. I-France, I-Middle East, etc.), selecting the menu for our end-of-the-semester banquet, coordinating our annual I-Turkey Event, organizing an I-Chef cooking contest, attending food tasting events in Atlanta, organizing carpools to local farmers markets or international grocery stores, etc.
- The I-Culture Committee is normally responsible for finding out about, promoting, and attending cultural events related to dance, music, art, theater, comedy, etc. on campus and in the Atlanta area. This committee is also in charge of organizing events, excursions, activities, and trips related to the culture and traditions of Atlanta, Georgia, or the Southeastern U.S.
- The I-Language Committee is normally responsible for organizing language exchange events and arranging for conversation partners within or outside of the I-House. The Committee will also facilitate an international book club and arrange for language-learning resources.
- The I-Outreach Committee is normally responsible for identifying and facilitating at least one ongoing volunteer project per semester, organizing charity drives or fundraising events to support selected local and global causes, and promoting awareness or advocating for international or human rights.
*iHouse requires an additional fee of $200 per semester.
Applying to the I-House
Students who apply to live at the I-House are not guaranteed a spot.
All applicants: please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or problems with the application.