International House

About the I-House

The International House or I-House was founded in 1969, as a place where all students could meet and learn about every culture represented at UT. The current building was constructed in 1995 specifically for the purpose of international programming.

The essence of the I-House is its multi-cultural atmosphere. It is here that individuals from all over the globe come together to share experiences and dreams and to learn mutual understanding and respect.

A primary purpose of the I-House is to serve the unique needs of international students and provide a “home away from home” environment. An equally important second function is the promotion of cross-cultural exchange and understanding between American student from various cultures and those students from other cultures around the world. Everyone is welcome here because we are all citizens of the world. We invite all students—American and International—as well as scholars, faculty, staff, and members of the community to meet, study, relax, and get to know each other.

Please explore our website as there is a lot of information here about events—upcoming and in the past—photos, cultural information, contact information for other groups, and much more. We invite your comments and suggestions and we hope you will find our “house” the best part of your college experience.

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