About I-House

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Why I-House?

  • Friendly atmosphere
  • Safe environment
  • A personal experience with only 70 residents (view Resident Statistics here)
  • Close to campus
  • Supportive staff
  • Attractive, furnished rooms
  • Study and computer rooms (PC's, laser printer, scanner)
  • Wireless internet access throughout the house
  • Two pianos & game room (ping pong, pool, foosball, basketball, etc.)
  • Well equipped kitchen
  • Laundry facility
  • Restricted parking available

If you would like to live near the SJSU campus with 70 enrolled, exchange, and ESL students who come from around the world, you will definitely enjoy living at I-House.

I-House accommodates residents from over 35 countries worldwide each semester. In general, our residents range in age from 17 to 35 years of age, study in a wide variety of programs offered on the SJSU campus, and enroll in graduate, undergraduate, and English language programs. As much as possible, roommates are matched according to compatible interests and personal habits. After the first semester at the I-House, residents have the opportunity to choose a roommate and designate a preferred room.

Make friends all around the world!

The I-House is also available for use by conference groups and organizations.

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SJSU International House Mission, Vision, Values

Mission Statement

To provide a diverse and welcoming intercultural living environment, home to a community of approximately 70 U.S. and international students attending San Jose State University. With a supportive, skillful, and dedicated staff, offer opportunities to enhance academic success and participate in a myriad of activities.

Vision Statement

By living among a diverse group of U.S. and international students attending San Jose State University, residents of SJSU International House experience a wide variety of individuals, countries, and cultures. Through informal daily interactions and opportunities to participate in planned social activities, residents explore perspectives, share values, and develop life-long friendships.

Values Statement

We believe that:

  • Intercultural living experiences broaden the mind.
  • Deep, personal relationships developed while living with a highly diverse group of people from around the world promote respect and stimulate international cooperation and understanding.
  • Opportunities to take on leadership roles in a supportive, encouraging, intercultural home setting develop competent, inter-culturally aware leaders for the next generation.