University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida, United States
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The main campus of the University of Chicago in the Chicago neighborhoods of Hyde Park and Woodlawn, seven miles (11 km) south of downtown Chicago.
International House at the University of Chicago, founded in 1932 by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. is a dynamic program center and residence hall for approximately 430 students from over fifty countries who are affiliated with educational, professional, and cultural institutions in and around Chicago. The mission of International House is to promote cross-cultural understanding, mutual respect and friendship among students and scholars. In addition to serving as a vibrant residential community, International House also serves the greater Chicago community as a cultural and intellectual center for a wide range of diverse programs. Activities range from politics and international films, to dance and music, from cultural celebrations and educational programs to discussions and debates on world issues.
Four College Houses call International House home. Phoenix House and Booth House are located in the East Tower of International House while Thompson House and Shorey House are located in the West Tower. These College Houses enjoy the unique opportunity of participating easily in the programming and events that take place in International House – while also having the advantage of dedicated College Housing staff to provide support and guidance to their communities.