27 Students, 18 Countries & 2 Easter Eggs

Everyone was extremely friendly and welcoming, and it also made me get over my homesickness, which was very bad at the start. Having a strong support system with other students who are going through the exact same thing as you is a good thing to have. We always had each other to lean on when we were feeling a bit sad. I love the I-House.

— Amber Niemogha
Psychology major, United Kingdom

I like this house because we have a lot of events! Especially Japanese night, which was held last semester, is the most memorable event for me. I didn’t feel homesick at all. But I feel some differences between life in US and that in Japan. For example, we have a bath tub in Japan, but we have only shower here. So I miss bath tub in Japan.

— Shirori Hirai
English major, Japan

The International House, located on High Street, houses exchange students from around the world. Serving as a central hub for diversity, the I-House is where people can share their culture but also learn about others as well. It’s a place that people from all over the world call home.

Is this a dorm? Yes, it is University provided housing.

How many people live in the International House? Sixteen women and eleven men–a total of twenty-seven.

What countries are represented? Eighteen in total: Australia, China, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Ethiopia, France, Hungary, India, Iraq, Japan, Lebanon, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States & Spain.

What’s the rent? $2656 for the semester/per person ($532.20/month).

— Ling Tao
Exchange Student, West Virginia University
April 2016