International 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.
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.
Living in the iHouse community is one of my favorite parts about being at ERAU-Prescott.
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!
The Eagle Unity Award is presented to the organization that has constructed a program with the intend to bring people together, or educate people from diverse backgrounds.