Living Learning Communities

International House

Students are becoming more aware of global issues, reaching new levels of cross-cultural understanding, and gaining a better understanding of the interdependent world in which we live. International House is a collaborative program offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Housing & Dining. It is comprised of one Living Learning Community, the special interest floor, and two general interest floors.

In the International House, students, international scholars and artists interact in a convivial atmosphere to share ideas about living on an increasingly vital world stage. Here you will meet students from over 32 countries speaking more than 15 different languages.

Students who live in the International House may prepare for any of the over 15-faculty-directed study abroad programs in countries such as Brazil, Costa Rica, England, France, Ireland, Ghana, Italy, Russia, Spain South Africa and Uganda. Most NIU-administered programs are directed by an NIU faculty member, with cooperation from various NIU departments, and offer specialized credit and residential study abroad during the summer session and winter break period. More information on the Study Abroad Program is available through the Study Abroad Office at 815-753-0304.

For Fall 2012 - Spring 2013, the International House will be located in Douglas B (Floors 1-4).

  • Dinners from varying cultures
  • Opportunities for foreign language students to focus on language skills in French, German, Russian, Spanish, and Japanese
  • Discussions and activities related to political science and public service
  • Involvement with the Foreign Language Residence Program.
  • Being a domestic student who wants to live with international students or is interested in international issues.
  • Being an international student who is interested in international issues.
Special Opportunities:

Greg Ross, House Coordinator, 815-753-6452,

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