Founded over 100 years ago in 1910, International House Philadelphia (IHP) is an independent, non-profit organization housing nearly 800 students, scholars and interns from over 70 countries annually. We provide unique residential experience that supports the development of future leaders by offering a full spectrum of programs. In addition to leadership development programs designed for IHP resident/members, IHP has long been the premiere presenter of international arts and cultural programs for the Greater Philadelphia Region.
IHP is a multicultural residential center, a source of distinctive programming, and the embodiment of an ideal. Our critical three-fold mission: to maintain a diverse and welcoming community for scholars from around the world, while introducing them to the American experience; to broaden the horizons of its residents and the Greater Philadelphia community through high quality international arts and humanities programs; and to encourage understanding, respect, and cooperation among the people of all nations.