You are considered a returning International House applicant if you lived in International House during the Fall 2017 and/or Winter 2018 terms.

Returner applications are due by 12:00 noon on February 28, 2018.

If you do not complete your application by this deadline for early selection, you may still submit your application by the NEW Applicant selection deadlines, but your application will be evaluated as part of the new applicant group.



Complete the online Residence Application Create and submit your hard-copy Profile Poster (see below) to the East Campus Residence Services Office. Please be sure to write your name and your UAlberta student ID number on the back of your poster. In addition to being a good neighbour, every International House resident is required to significantly contribute to, and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to, the International House community. For example, plan an event, assist those putting on events, take the lead on a project or initiative, regularly attend and contribute to IHCC meetings, be a supportive and enthusiastic community member. Your Profile Poster will be evaluated based on your contributions to International House and the quality of your Profile Poster (please ensure that you carefully follow the guidelines below).

This is a competitive process and returner spaces in International House are limited.

Each applicant must create an 11 x 17 sized hard-copy Profile Poster. We encourage you to be creative and really show us who you are! All of the profiles will be laminated and displayed publicly in the I-House Hall of Honour on the first floor to showcase returning residents as mentors in the community.

Your profile must include:

1.  Your name

2.  A clear, easily identifiable photo of you, by yourself, that will allow newcomers to easily recognize you (no smaller than 4 X 4 inches or 10 X 10 centimetres). Please do not use photos that cover your face differently than you would normally appear in the community.

3.  Three statements that begin with and complete the following phrases:

Last year I...(write about and show how you contributed to the International House community. Use specific examples of events, projects or initiatives that you organized)
I can help you with...(write about and show what you can best help new residents with)
My International House dream is...(write about and show something real and practical that you want to make happen in International House)

4.  Anything else that you would like to include. Please be as artistic and creative as you would like in order to express your personality and to introduce yourself as an International House returner.

If you have any questions, please contact Leslie Weigl, Global Education Coordinator at or 780.492.8021.

If you have any personal concerns about completing the application, please contact one of your International House Resident Assistants (RA's) or your Residence Coordinator.

Applications submitted by the deadline without a profile will not be considered.


At the University of Alberta, we offer a variety of on-campus housing experiences in our residences – whether you are new to university life or in your upper years of study, if you are a student couple or have a family, we have a community for you.


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