Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a sampling of frequently asked questions about the International House. If you have a question and can’t find the answer to it here, please contact International House Program Director Dylan Rust, Ed.D. at Dylan.rust@nau.edu.

All students

Q: Why should I live in the International House?

A: The NAU International House is the best place on campus to meet students from around the world and experience different languages and cultures. Students from over 20 countries have participated in the International House. Students in the I-House also get opportunities that other students on campus don’t. The get opportunities for river trips and also experience student-led Culture Nights throughout the year.

Q: Who can live in the International House?

A: The NAU International House is open to sophomore through senior domestic NAU students, freshmen GSEP students, and all international students!

Q: The International House is in the Campus Heights Apartments. What type of residence hall is that?

A:Campus Heights is an apartment-style hall. There are two-bedroom and one-bedroom apartment options. The apartment complex features apartments with newly renovated kitchens, on-site mailboxes, and outdoor community space including grills. Campus Heights is also conveniently located on central campus, near campus dining options.

Q: Does applying for the International House count for applying for on-campus housing? Or do I have to complete two separate applications?

A: There are two separate applications. You must complete the housing application through the Office of Housing and Residence Life to be able to live on campus. The International House application is for living in the International House community on campus. If you are interested in living in the I-House, you must complete both applications.

Domestic (US) students

Q: I like to live with a friend of mine in the International House, but they aren’t an international student. Can we still live together?

A: Students in the International House are encouraged to live with someone from another country in their apartment, but many I-House apartments have enough room for a friend and for an international student . If you feel strongly about living with a friend in the same bedroom, contact International House Program Director Dylan Rust, Ed.D. at Dylan.rust@nau.edu to discuss the option with him.

International students

Q: I’m coming to NAU as a part of the International Student Exchange Program (ISEP). Is the cost of the International House covered by ISEP, or will I have to pay extra?

A: The cost of living in the International House is fully covered by ISEP. You will not have to pay extra!

Q: I’d like to live with a friend of mine in the International House, but they are not a US student. Can we still live together?

A: Students in the International House are encouraged to live with someone from another country in their apartment, and have their friend in the other bedroom in the suite. If you feel strongly about living with a friend in the same bedroom, contact International House Program Director Dylan Rust, EdD at Dylan.rust@nau.edu to discuss the option with him.

Q: I’m coming to NAU only for the fall semester and I’m trying to apply for housing on the website for the Office of Housing and Residence Life. However, there is no contract option for only the fall semester. There is just one for the entire academic year, but I’m leaving. What do I do?

A: The NAU Office of Housing and Residence Life does not offer fall semester-only housing contracts. However, you can apply for the academic year contract and since you will be leaving at the end of the semester you will be able to be released from that contract. Talk to your housing staff once you arrive to learn how to be granted a contract release.