International House
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Louis E. Jallade, 1924

International House has been a global hub for cross-cultural learning and community since it first opened in 1924. Each year we serve as a home away from home for 700 graduate students and young professionals from 100 different countries studying a wide variety of subjects. Residents live and learn together as they collaborate academically, share cultural celebrations and discuss issues impacting our world. Our mission is to challenge residents to become globally-minded leaders by living through qualities of respect, empathy and moral courage. Notable alumni include artists Leontyne Price '52, Leonard Cohen '57 and Patti LuPone '69; Morgan Stanley CEO James Gorman '87; Man Booker Prize Winner Kiran Desai '98; and Irene Sankoff '02 and David Hein '03, creators of the Tony-winning musical "Come From Away." The House has been featured in several films including "Mr. Deeds Goes to Town" (1936) and "On the Town" (1946), and TV series including "Madame Secretary," "The Blacklist: Redemption," and "Law and Order."

OHNY visitors can tour the Soros Room (rarely open to the public) which features 1834 hand-blocked Zuber wallpaper, "Scenes of North America," designed by Jean-Julien Deltil. The only other public space displaying this wallpaper is the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House, where it was installed by Jacqueline Kennedy in 1961.

In addition to tours of featured spaces in the House, visitors can enjoy live musical performances by current Residents studying at Julliard, Manhattan School of Music and other top institutions sharing their talents in pop, jazz and classical music.

Saturday & Sunday Tour Info: Tours at 12, 1, 2, 3, and 3:15pm on both days will be led by current International House Residents, who will not only share history and information about architectural highlights, but personal stories of their experiences in these spaces meeting and learning from global thought leaders and Residents from around the world.

Access Notes: A wheelchair accessible entrance is located at 155 Claremont Avenue.


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