International House (iHouse)
Wouldn't it be great to be immersed in an international
environment before you go abroad?
In fall 2012, we will be launching the International House. This international learning community will allow Global Science and
Engineering Program (GSEP) scholars to live and work together in a shared
residence hall, along with international students from GSEP-featured countries.
The iHouse is located in Aspen Crossing, one of the newest and most modern residence halls on
the Northern Arizona University campus. The iHouse has its own residence
director who creates a vibrant international living and learning community.
Unless there are specific requests to the contrary, we aim
to partner US GSEP students with international students (preferably from your
chosen GSEP country) as roommates.
We strongly encourage GSEP scholars to take advantage of the
support, international immersion, and fun that the iHouse offers, but we
understand that some students may prefer make other housing arrangements. Thus,
living in the International House remains optional.
There are many great reasons to live in the International
House. You will:
- have daily contact with fellow GSEP scholars so
you can study together and keep each other motivated
- practice your language skills with international
students from the cultures and languages you are studying
- enjoy special International House activities,
- information sessions
- foreign movies
- international food fests
- use the communal kitchen facility to prepare
international meals with other iHouse dwellers
As a member of the GSEP, you have priority for the iHouse.
However, you must still apply and be accepted.
Once you have applied to the GSEP andbeen notified that you were accepted,
you can begin the easy process of applying to live in the iHouse.
anything in the Residence Life application about Aspen Crossing being available
only to upperclassmen or select students; being in the GSEP puts you in this
group of select students.
There are no additional costs for living at the iHouse. You
simply pay the regular cost for housing in the Aspen Crossing residence