Returning International House Applicants

You are considered a returning International House applicant if you lived in International House during the Fall 2023 and/or Winter 2024 terms.

Returner applications are due by 12:00 noon on March 15, 2024.

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 Fall 2024/Winter 2025 Upper-year Undergraduate Student Residence Application and submit your electronic Profile Poster (see below) to Please be sure to include your UAlberta student ID number and your full name as part of the file name.

Your application and poster will be assessed by a selection committee. This year, the committee is looking for students who:

  • plan and attend International House events
  • attend International House Community Council meetings (IHCC)
  • complete the International House Orientation Program
  • Complete the Intercultural Relations Online course and reflect on their experiences though the GLIDe program
  • Have contributed positively to the International House Community


We encourage you to be creative and really show us who you are! Posters will be displayed publicly in the International 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 centimeters). 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. Up to three statements completed by one to three 2023-2024 International House residents that address any of the following:
    • Three adjectives that describe (the applicant) are:
    • My favourite memory of (the applicant) is:
    • (The applicant) is a great International House neighbour because:
    • Something you might not know about (the applicant) is that:
    • (The applicant) is: (anything not covered in the questions above)
  5. 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 about the application process, please contact

Applications submitted by March 15, 2024 without a profile poster will not be considered.