Housing Options


If you're a student, scholar, intern, or professional trainee looking to live in a prime location, consider International House Philadelphia! With 379 rooms and apartments, our 14-story residential center in the heart of University City offers attractive housing options and amenities, plus exclusive access to IHP's renowned arts, cultural, language and Resident Life programs. You will enjoy the comfort and value of our single rooms, our private rooms (which can accommodate up to two people), and our apartments. You will also have the opportunity to interact with fellow residents from around the world in a truly unique global community where all cultures are shared and celebrated.

Now Accepting Housing Applications

Now Accepting Housing Applications!


International House Philadelphia can work with your organization or program to accommodate groups.   
For more information, please see the Group and Conference Housing form.


International House Philadelphia can accommodate residents for periods from a few weeks to a few years. Housing agreements are renewed annually.

Single Room with Shared Bath

Single rooms with a shared bath offer the ideal balance between privacy and friendly community-based living. Single rooms measure 9’ x 12’ (2.73m x 3.64m) and are fully furnished with a bed, desk, dresser, closet, bookshelves, bulletin board, and lamps. Each room is also furnished with a small refrigerator. A large window covers the width of an entire wall. Ten single rooms are grouped in a suite. Each suite includes a shared bathroom with two private toilets, one shower, one bathtub/shower, and four sinks. You will also enjoy a common lounge that is perfect place to catch up with friends or just relax. While these suites do not have a kitchen, a microwave is provided in the suite room. Men and women are housed in separate suites. Four suites share an additional common area and a balcony. 

Tours of our single rooms are available each weekday at 2:30 p.m. - Just check in at the Front Desk.

Single Room with Shared Bath + Kitchen

These rooms are identical to the rooms described above, with the addition of a kitchen in the shared suite area. Single rooms with shared bath and a shared kitchen in your suite offer you the opportunity to save money by preparing your own meals. Sharing shopping and cooking responsibilities with suitemates is also a great way to enjoy foods from other countries while spending quality time with new friends. Suites with shared kitchens include a shared cooking and dining area equipped with a microwave oven, stove/oven, sink, and storage cabinets. Each single room in these units is additionally furnished with a small refrigerator.

Note: Cooking is permitted only in suites with kitchens and in apartments.

Private Room with Bath (Without Kitchen)

International House Philadelphia has 16 private rooms that each have a private bath. These rooms measure 12’ x 27’ (3.64m x 8.2m) and are fully furnished to accommodate two people. Each private room has two beds, a dresser, desk, chair, bookshelf, closet, lamps, small refrigerator, and private bathroom with a toilet, shower, and sink. Individuals have the option of living alone in private rooms, which offers extra space and privacy. 

One Bedroom Apartment

The 24 one-bedroom apartments (with outdoor balconies) measure 22’ x 22’ (6.67m x 6.67m) and include a living room, kitchenette (a small kitchen), dining area, separate bedroom, and private bathroom with toilet, bathtub/shower, and sink. They are furnished with two single beds, a sofa, desk, table and chairs, dresser, closets, and lamps. 

Efficiency Apartment

Nine efficiency apartments with outdoor balconies are available in two sizes: large (17’ x 24’ or 5.15m x 7.28m) and small (15’ x 24’ or 4.55m x 7.28m). Efficiency apartments feature a combined bedroom/living area, kitchenette (a small kitchen), dining area, and private bathroom with toilet, bathtub/shower, and sink. Each apartment is furnished with a twin bed, sofa or love seat, desk, table and chairs, dresser, closet, and lamps.