Since 1963, we have created a "home-away-from-home for international visitors and scholars in Rhode Island. Reaching out to community volunteers, international and American students and faculty, and tho leaders and representative of educational institutions social service agencies, civic organizations and businesses.

 

Our Mission

International House of RI 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.

IHRI 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, a preschool children's group, yoga, crafts, French Club, nationality dinners and walking/bus tours.

IHRI 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.


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