This will be my third time living at ISH-DC, and I could not be more excited. My previous two stays at the house were while I was interning and later working at the IDB. This time I will experience DC and ISH differently since now I come as a student.
Living at ISH has been a fantastic experience - that is why when choosing a place to stay in DC without a doubt, I chose ISH.
What is great about living at the International Student House? Well, this all comes from my personal experience, but I believe every past resident will agree with one or more of these reasons:
A diverse community
Have you ever wondered what is currently happening in the Democratic Republic of the Congo? What do people in Japan do for fun? Where can you try a delicious Mexican dinner in DC? Of course, you can google all these questions or just ask Siri and Alexa. But it might be quite more interesting to find out from real people.
Living at ISH, you will have the chance to meet people literally from all over the world. During my last two stays, I have met people from Russia, Spain, Rwanda, Argentina, Mongolia, India, Japan, Mexico, China, Finland, France, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and I can go on but this post will be way too long.
It is not just about meeting them, but also an incredible opportunity to exchange your experiences, traditions, and world views with people that come from different places and have diverse backgrounds.
A lot of activities
There is always something going on at ISH. Maybe there is an event in the Great Hall, a fun cultural night, or a farewell party for a friend - yeah people leave at some point - that is the hard part.
Anyway, you can always find something to do at ISH and someone that will be more than happy to join you.
Here are some pictures from last year.
Christmas Night Out in DC
Winter at the Lincoln Memorial
Hanging Out with Satomi
I cannot close my first post without mentioning the amazing people I have met at ISH, some of them have become really close friends that I now treasure for life. To all of them reading this, I just want to say thank you for your friendship.
The cool thing about having friends from around the world is that you can visit them. This is me and Xime in Mexico. Japan will be next … and more trips are coming.