Apply Here to Live at IHAA

IHAA selects applicants interested in joining an intentional living learning community and who desire to contribute to participating in and leading events in the Global Engagement for Understanding Program (GEU).  

To be considered as an IHAA Resident, please read the application process below and complete the Application Form that follows. You will be asked to share why this living situation interests you. Your answers contribute heavily to the decision-making process.

Review of applications for the academic semester or year begins in March and continues through August. Spring and Summer applications are reviewed on a continuous, rolling basis as openings occur. Once your application has been received by IHAA staff, you will receive a response within 2-3 weeks.

When your application has been approved and we have received your initial deposit and payment, we will match you with an apartment-mate(s) and you will be placed in a single room in that apartment. Meet Our Residents to learn more about life at IHAA. 

Name (required)

Date of Birth (required)

Gender (required)

Present Address (required)

Phone Number (required)

Email (required)

Home Address (required)

Nationality (required)

Cultural Identities (required)

How long have you lived in the US? (required)

Religious Background or Spiritual Tradition (if any)* *This question is not asked to exclude but to include and to increase diversity within our living learning community.

Study Details

If you are affiliated with a University, please complete the information below

Degree Level (required)

University Department or Program

Field of Study (required)

When will you complete your course of study? (required)

Lease Period

(check all that apply)
Fall/Winter:Fall/Winter (9 months from August 20th – May 20th)Fall (4 1/2 months from August 20th – December 31st *limited availability*)Winter (4 1/2 months from January 1st – May 15th *limited availability*)Spring/Summer (month-to-month from May 20th – August 20th)Annual (August 20th to August 20th)

Our leases are based on each person renting an individual private bedroom within an apartment. Those renting a one bedroom apartment will not have apartment-mates. We offer 1 bedroom apartments, 2 bedroom apartments, and 3 bedroom apartments.

Apartment Preference (required)

Estimated Date of Arrival (required)

Estimated Date of Departure (required)


Please list two references or contacts. Please give the name of your sponsoring professor, department, corporation or agency which brought you here. Or simply list the name of the person who referred you to IHAA.

Reference 1



Phone Number

Community Questions

How did you learn about International House Ann Arbor? (required)

For what reasons do you wish to live at IHAA- an intentional living-learning community of students from around the world? How would you benefit personally and professionally? What would you be able to contribute to our international community (topics in your field of study, volunteering to plan or help with events, helping cook for community meals, etc.). Please attach up to one page with your answers. (required)

How could you contribute to our international community? Please list any special talents or skills that you have. (required)

Do you have special needs (dietary, medical, vegetarian, etc.) of which we should be aware in placing you in an IHAA apartment? (required)

On a scale from 1-10, where would you place yourself in regard to your needs for a neat and clean apartment and your inclination to do a share of the cleaning. (This is not a judgmental question, but does help us in placing persons together with similar needs and patterns in this respect.) (required)

Are you a morning person or an evening person?

How tolerant are you of noise?

Commitment to the International Community

  • I understand that this is an international, intercultural, interspiritual residence in which many patterns of living are represented and that a major purpose of the Center is to recognize our differences and to learn from each other.
  • I agree to participate in programs planned by the residents and staff and to help plan at least one program or activity each semester.
  • I agree to share (where applicable) an apartment with anyone, regardless of his or her nationality or religious tradition.
  • I agree to IHAA sharing my name, email address, degree level, field of study, and country information with my assigned apartment mate(s).
  • I understand that sharing apartments requires sensitivity to others and necessitates each person making some compromises for the good of the apartment group and the community.
  • I am aware that IHAA is a smoke-free building and agree to honor this stipulation.

I Agree (required)