International House Chicago Director, Denise Jorgens, named President of International Houses Worldwide, July 2014
International Houses Worldwide is an affiliation of 17 International Houses from across the continents, united by one mission:
To provide students of different nationalities and diverse cultures with the opportunity to live and learn together in a community of mutual respect, understanding and international friendship.
These International Houses spread across the world are separate, independent, and non-profit making institutions. All International Houses provide long and short term accommodation offering great value, a fun and friendly atmosphere and a safe environment. All International Houses give young people the opportunity to live and learn in a multicultural environment. An ambiance that nurtures understanding, dialogue and friendship enables cultural gaps to be bridged. At every International House worldwide, people with vastly divergent beliefs learn to accept differences in thought and tradition. Here they acquire intercultural skills that enhance their capacity as future leaders in the global community.