For 37 years, International House has served as a meeting place for Americans and Internationals to come together, establish relationships, and learn about one another’s way of life. Today, International House still brings people from different cultures and backgrounds together through education, conversation, and a shared love of all things international.
These cultural enrichment activities include an international-themed book club, free conversation hours in various different languages, the Doorways Group for international women, the Young Professionals @ International House, and ad-hoc educational events such as film-screenings and cultural festivals.
Check below in the News section for upcoming events and opportunities to get involved.
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The International House Book Club reads novels by international authors with international settings and/or international themes.
Free conversation hours in various languages are held at International House every week, offering participants the chance to practice their language skills and meet others with similar interests.
Doorways is a group of approximately 100 international women who meet monthly to socialize, celebrate culture and develop friendships. This members-only group includes women from more than 40 countries.
The Young Professionals@IH
Our young professional is helping to build a vibrant, global community in Charlotte through activities and events that engage the Charlotte community, build international understanding, and support the programs and services of International House.
Learning begins at birth, and parents are a child’s first and most important teachers. Help your child get ready to read with storytimes for children offered by your library. Most branches offer regular storytimes in which children’s librarians share books, stories, rhymes and songs with you and your child. Storytimes encourage language and pre-reading skill development that help your child grow into a successful reader. Parents are encouraged to participate.
Be a home or dinner host!
International House offers home-hosting and dinner-hosting opportunities for people who live in the Charlotte area and are interested in getting to know the visitors on a personal level.
“The book club is a cultural experience. We read about other countries, we learn the history, we taste the food, and sometimes we talk to the authors via Skype. We don’t just sit around and have food and drinks. It is not that kind of meeting. We are serious readers.”
- Deborah Nelson, Co-Chair of International House Book Club