International House of Rhode Island promotes friendship, connection, learning, and global understanding by bringing people together from around the world for cross-cultural exchange.
Bring together people of different nationalities to get to know each other
Provide a sense of belonging for international students and visitors
Facilitate cultural expression and exchange
Provide opportunities for cross-cultural learning
Support partners/children of visitors from other nations
Aid language development through teaching and tutoring
Work towards creating a community of global citizens
International House of Rhode Island is an independent nonprofit multi-cultural organization that provides a “home away from home” for international students, scholars, professors, researchers, and their families. It enhances the local community by building cultural awareness and knowledge of the world through IHRI programs created with the distinct purpose of increasing connection, celebrating similarities and differences and envisioning a world in which friendship and understanding overwhelm anonymity, isolation, and ignorance.
International House of Rhode Island programming ranges from helping to support individuals’ needs while in Rhode Island to presenting multi-cultural events and programs. Offerings include conversational English language classes and tutoring at all levels, foreign language classes, orientation to local activities, French Club, nationality dinners, and concerts.
International House of Rhode Island is a member-supported organization, and additional funding sources include foundations, grants, and donations. Membership is open to the public and benefits include access to all programming as well as discounts for dinners, language classes, trips, and many other events.