Resident Life

Living at I-House has been a truly fantastic experience. I’ve learned a lot in my time at the house, lessons that I’ve been able to apply to my studies and work. I study urban planning, which frequently involves gathering feedback from community members of diverse backgrounds and cultures. A challenge planners face is that it can be difficult or intimidating for some to give feedback in a second language. I-House has helped me improve my intercultural communication skills, allowing me to more effectively engage with members of the community.

Ben Salter, USA

I-House is definitely a wonderful place to live! It's so much like home and not some typical residence hall! Key features of I-House life include safety, friendly and fun atmosphere, helpful residents, co-operative I-House staff, and international exposure.

RA Training Lunch at Falafel Drive-In August 2022

Different activities, facilities and staff support and especially interaction with peers from around the world, will help you make the cultural, personal, and academic adjustments more easily. Resident life at I-House teaches how can you deal with cultural differences.

I-House Residents represent approximately 25 countries worldwide who are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and English language programs at SJSU and hold a variety of academic interests, ranging from computer science and engineering, political science and humanities, to visual and performance arts!