IH mourns with people across the world when tragedies occur. Rather than make political comment we seek learning and debate; we seek to consider issues from many points of view. But we all quietly suffer when humanity suffers, as we are all connected. International House is here to provide a culturally rich environment for people to learn at University as well as learn about themselves and others, to live together in a climate of tolerance and of welcoming diversity. Long may the special philosophy and environment of International House continue.
IHers are citizens of the world, developing skills to constantly adapt to the changing and at times tumultuous world of today. Our College was founded on the belief that people from different nations need to meet and know each other. At IH people are able to experience others as individuals, as friends, and as classmates going to university together. The philosophy of International House from the day we began over 59 years ago was for students to meet in this collegial community of scholars on an individual basis, to know each other, to understand and welcome difference, to respect each other’s culture and to know people from the world-over.