At International House, we place a great emphasis for the wellbeing of our residents. We offer many in-house facilities to make them feel as at-home and comfortable as possible throughout their stay at IH.
Many of us are keen on keeping fit. As a result, we have a Sports Committee that arranges weekly social sport events including badminton, soccer, and basketball to name a few.
A unique facility of IH is the exclusive gym that only residents have access to. The gym is equipped with cardio and weight equipment such as a treadmill, squat rack, free weights, and a punching bag.
At International House, 166 rooms are open to UNSW senior undergraduate and postgraduate students for residence year around. All of those rooms are single occupancy rooms that are furnished with a king single bed, a study desk with lamp, a desk chair, book shelves, a built-in wardrobe, and an easy chair.
The original brick work of the IH building is featured in each room, giving it a unique design aesthetic. Each regular room is approximately 2.8m by 4.0m (some rooms deviate in dimensions by a small margin). All regular rooms have access to male and female bathrooms located on each floor.
The study room is open 24 hours a day, providing residents with a quiet place to study, WiFi, and access to a UNSW networked printer.
There is also a reading corner located in the study room, should residents desire a comfortable, cozy place to spend a lazy Sunday Afternoon.
An elegant room that is excellent for collegiate social gatherings and conferences. The Fireside Room includes a community kitchen with ranges, microwaves, toasters, refrigerators, and freezer. The Fireside Room is one of the social gathering venues in the college; it is the central area for the weekly International House tradition “Study Break”.
Common room and kitchenettes
In the college, each floor has common room and kitchenette for self-catering. The common room and kitchenettes are designed for the preparation of snacks, cups of tea/coffee and small meals. Refrigerator, microwave, gas stove and oven, extractor fan, and kettle are installed in the kitchenettes. A basic array of crockery (e.g. pots, pans, spatula) can be found in the cupboards.
The Dining Hall is one of the areas you will be visiting the most in the college. Meals are served 3 times (breakfast, lunch and dinner) a day, 7 days a week, in cafeteria style except during the summer holidays. In order to appeal to the diverse ethnic background of residents, the meals are designed to be as international as possible.
As a residential college, we understand quality food is an essential part of daily life. We proactively ensure that residents are provided with a range of food choices, catering to different dietary requirements and preferences.
When its time to put the books away, you will find there are plenty of interesting and entertaining pursuits to follow in International House. The Recreation Room provides residents with a range of recreational facilities such as pool table, table tennis table, foosball and a piano.
The Television Room is located next to the western entrance to the college. It holds a television with cable-TV connected to Foxtel, a DVD player, and a 5.1 surround sound system.
A small Music Room is available for residents who wish to practice music in privacy. Located near the main dining room, it contains a piano.
The laundry is located on the ground floor near the dining room. There are 6 coin-operated washing machines and 2 coin-operated dryers. You can find ironing boards and irons at each floor outside the kitchenette. Clothes-lines are located opposite the TV-room.
Bike racks are provided inside the college, and basic maintenance tools are supplies are provided and replenished by RESOC.
There are male and female bathrooms on each floor. Most bathrooms have three sinks, toilets and showers. There are approximately 7 residents per shower.