iHouse

ihouse students at a color run

ihouse logoInternational House at ERAU, or iHouse for short, is a themed living community for students interested in gaining a broader perspective and deeper understanding of multicultural world views.

To gain this perspective, iHouse enables globally-minded students to intentionally live with students from other cultural, religious and lingual backgrounds. We believe when students are excited to live in a diverse community, that everyone in the community will benefit.

iHouse also offers recognition for community members who participate in globally-focused programming offered in the community. It is expected that students who opt into this community will attempt to participate in offered activities to get the full-benefit of this experience.

Any student at ERAU—domestic or international, academic level or English language learner, first year or returner— are eligible to live in this community.
Yes! We want students in this community who are excited to live here and be a part of the activities, discussions and learning opportunities it will offer.
There is a specific application for iHouse. Go to prhousing.erau.edu and click on the iHouse application. There are a few short-essay questions that allow you to explain why this community would be a great fit for you! Applications for current ERAU students typically go live mid-October and are due at the end of November. Applications for new to ERAU students typically go live mid-October and are due at the end of April. Acceptance to the program is done on a rolling basis, so we encourage students that are interested to apply early. 
Absolutely! Aside from getting assigned to awesome roommates from cultures and backgrounds that are different from your own, you will have the opportunity to learn extensively about multi-cultural living and earn a Global Learning Certificate that you can show your future employers.

Also, students who are accepted into this community will be able to apply for housing before the general application opens, ensuring your spot to live on campus in our community.
No. Since we will have first year students in this community as well as students from religious backgrounds that do not condone alcohol consumption, this housing option will be alcohol-free. Community members who are age 21+ are still welcome to consume alcohol off-campus; we just ask that they don’t bring it home to store or consume in their room.
While this will somewhat depend on the background of the students who apply to live in this community, the ideal room assignment will be two international students and two American students in each room. As with the rest of campus, rooming assignments will only house students of the same gender, but the community will include all genders.
If you have a roommate request, please make sure both you and your friend mutually request one another. Please keep in mind that this community is designed for you to expand your friendships across cultures, so make sure if you and your friend request one another, that you plan to include your other roommates as well.
You may apply at prhousing.erau.edu. You will need your ERNIE login information to complete the application.
Yes! Returning students may apply to iHouse before submitting a housing application. Once accepted to iHouse, students will then need to submit a housing application in order to participate.
Please email or visit the Center for International Programs and Services (CIPS) office, who is teaming up with the Office of Housing and Residence Life to create this community for you. Email: printadm@erau.edu or visit us in Building 51.

Living in iHouse has been a thrilling and enjoyable experience. Being part of an international community has provided a space for each of us to share a special piece about our culture. We take turns cooking and sharing meals that remind us of home; other times we'll do activities together that are unique to the community we belong to.

Student from USA

Living in the iHouse community is one of my favorite parts about being at ERAU-Prescott.

Student from South Korea

Living in iHouse is a great way to learn about new cultures, improve your language skills, build friendships with students from across the world, and take part in exclusive events that encourage cross-cultural understanding. Unlike other halls, every month a resident of iHouse hosts a culture night to introduce their culture to the other residents. During these culture nights, the host usually talks about their country and makes traditional food for everyone to taste. I learned so much about different cultures and backgrounds living in iHouse and I’m grateful that I was given an opportunity to live in such a warm and welcoming community!

Student from USA