Message from the Master

It is a great privilege for me to welcome you to International House. International House is home away from home for 166 residents from Australia and overseas. During the past 35 years residents from over 80 countries have stayed at the College before moving on to distinguished careers. Many have remained in touch with the College and with other residents through our Alumni Association creating an important network of professional and personal contacts.

The Rotary Club established the College in 1968 in an effort to foster the values of ‘International Understanding’. We strive to achieve the goals of the House by providing opportunities for residents to belong to a unique collegiate community that emphasises experiential learning, personal growth and cross-cultural understanding.

The College provides an ideal atmosphere for students seeking a quiet and mature environment as well as the opportunity to meet and become involved with friendly students from all over the world. International House is renowned for its attractive setting and excellent meals. The College food service provides three meals a day with a western and Asian option available for the evening meal.

Community living can be a rewarding experience but it requires each member to be considerate and tolerant of each other. It is our desire to have as few rules as possible and to be guided by the basic principle of respect and tolerance to others. We ask residents to respect the needs of their neighbours and to resolve any differences through constructive dialogue.

We encourage you get involved with the many activities of the House and thus make your University experience more enjoyable and beneficial.

Dr Robert C Lundy
Master & CEO, International House