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International House

Living-Learning Community 


During your second year as a UD World Scholar, you will reside in the International House (iHouse) Living Learning Community, located in Ray Street C. 

In iHouse, you will live among other international and domestic students with a passion for traveling the globe. You'll make new friends and help build a community that spans nations and breaks down barriers. 

The benefits don't end there. While living in iHouse:

  • You'll experience new cultures! Residence Life & Housing and the Institute for Global Studies offer monthly programming that will help you build international friendships, develop intercultural skills and broaden your global perspectives. 

  • And the research shows-- Students who live in University residence halls perform better academically and are more connected to their peers, leadership opportunities and campus organizations, to name a few. 

Ray Street is a secure, suite-style hall equipped with its own parking lot, a basketball court, piano and indoor study spaces. The convenient location is steps away from classrooms, the UD Little Bob, Laird athletic fields, White Clay Creek State Park, Pencader Dining Hall, Main Street and more!


A Welcome Home for UD International Students

As you explore on-campus housing options, we encourage you to consider UD's International House (iHouse) Living Learning Community. After all, iHouse isn’t international without you! 

As an international resident, you'll make new American friends who are eager to introduce you to American experiences-- and are equally as excited to know more about where you come from. We empower students to bring their "home away from home" to life! Enjoy opportunities to decorate your shared spaces, prepare special foods, plan internationally-themed programs and bring your community together for fun. 

Explore the Housing Application Process


So You Heart iHouse

Apply by November 11

to live in iHouse next year.



Go to www.udel.edu/reslife and select the “My Housing” button at the top of your screen. Then, choose “Login” and enter your UD username and password.


Once you have logged in, choose “Apply for Housing” from the menu at the top of the page. Please read through the instructions that appear and select “Apply.”


Read the “Welcome” page and start your application by choosing “Begin Application.” Don’t forget to read the application instructions, too!


Continue to the “Over 18 Housing Contract” and read carefully. At the bottom of the contract, please type your legal name. You must do this in order to complete your application


Next, you must agree to the Cancelation Fee Policy. Please note that April 7, 2020 is your “contract binding date.” If you cancel your application by this date, you will pay only $200.


The “Application Valid” section confirms that you are guaranteed on-campus housing for the 2020-21 Academic Year. Select “continue.”


Move on to the “Demographics” section. Enter your U.S. cell phone number and contact information for a Parent/Guardian. Save your work and continue.


The “My Identity” section will ask you to identify your gender and preferred pronouns (he, she, they, etc.). Save and continue.


In the “Housing Accommodations” section, you’ll have the opportunity to indicate a need for specific housing and/or dining accommodations. Save and continue.


The “Lifestyle” section will ask you to answer questions about your habits, how you spend your time and what you expect from a roommate. It is important to be honest in your answers! Save and continue.


In the “Room Preferences” section, rank room locations and types. Save and continue.


In the final section, “Community Interests,” select “International House (iHouse).” Save, continue and submit your application by 5 p.m. on November 11!


Contact Residence Life & Housing at reslife-housing@udel.edu


To officially request to live in iHouse next year, you must return to the My Housing portal in February to complete the supplemental application!

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Three World Scholars smile for a photo at the iHouse Block Party
A student stirs their hot pot at an iHouse event

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