|10 College Park across Russell Blvd. from the Memorial Union|
Update: March 26, 2012
International House Davis is currently offering two new language classes: Chinese (Mandarin) and Farsi (Persian). The Mandarin language class meets every Saturday at 10:00 AM in the Hagan Room located at 10 College Park with instructor Yutong Wang. The Farsi language class meets every Wednesday at 5:00 PM in the Hagan Room with instructor Parvaneh Keyvanfar.
For more information, please call our front desk at (530)753-5007. Open Monday-Friday from 9AM-4PM.
International House Davis, also known as I-House, provides services to foreign students, scholars, visitors and the community. More than 40 groups from UC Davis and Sacramento use I-House. Its purpose is to "promote respect and appreciation for all peoples and cultures and to work for world peace." I-House is primarily volunteer-run and its overarching goal is creating programs to promote international awareness and education. Funds to support I-House come from a variety of sources including member donors, fundraising events, grants, and city and university support. Currently, student/scholar membership is $20/year and individual membership is $40/year — other rates are available and posted on the I-House site. Members receive a monthly newsletter, special reception/event invitations, discounts on other I-House events and free language classes. International House also works closely with SISS, which maintains two list servers through which announcements are posted as well as notices of rooms available, items for sale, rides wanted, etc. I-House is also home to events involving Davis and our Sister Cities.
Some of the events and services sponsored by I-House to help foreign visitors acclimate are listed below, but all I-House events are open to the entire community. By encouraging both local and foreign participation, I-House becomes a successful bridge for cultural learning and exchange. It offers:
Monthly art exhibits by locals and internationals ArtAbout
International film series on the first and third Fridays of the month (excluding summer). Desserts at 7:30PM and film at 8PM.
Current events lectures
International fundraisers after natural disasters like the earthquake in Haiti 2010 and the tsunami in Japan 2011
A lending closet with kitchenware to help new arrivals get started
English language and conversation classes in German, French, Italian, Turkish and more
Thanksgiving dinner on the Saturday before the formal holiday.
Economic Justice seminars hosted by the Institute of Governmental Affairs at UC Davis
Great Decisions Global Affairs Education Discussion Program, hosted by a local ex-Foreign Service officer
International House Davis also provides hospitality for new arrivals and is the official city of Davis host for greeting international visitors to the city. Be sure to visit the I-House website and look through some of their newsletters to get a better idea of how I-House has created community and cultural exchange opportunities for international visitors to Davis.
International visitors should check out our Housing Guide to get an idea of Davis' rental housing situation and check our Navigating Davis page to help with orientation when first arriving at the train station.
Several clubs meet here, including the Davis African Club. The I-House also rents out rooms in its house at 10 College Park, one of the best addresses in Davis. (We are right next door to the Chancellor's residence.) We have a lovely community room that seats 64 people (at eight round tables) for private parties, dinners, or weddings.