July 17, 2019

Meet Amy Lin! “I felt like I’m an American”

from Amy Lin: I’m from Taiwan, and came to Charlotte for my internship. I only worked in International House for eight weeks. I worked in front […]
April 12, 2018

Iraqi Youth Book Project

. In 2015 Mohammad Mawash came to Charlotte through the Iraq Young Leaders Exchange Program (IYLEP). This program facilitates exchange between Iraq and host communities In […]
September 19, 2017

Mark your Background!

  Before settling in the US, what country did you or your family come from? Pin Colors RED– YOU are from another country PURPLE– 1st generation […]
July 20, 2017

Meet Yanshu- New United States Citizen!

Yanshu’s smile gets even brighter, if that’s possible, when she talks about becoming a U.S. citizen in June. “I was really excited. The classes at International […]
July 20, 2017


Guerrero is a Spanish word which translates into English as ‘Warrior’. In some Latin American countries guerrero is also used as an adjective meaning “courageous, fearless”. The Oxford English dictionary defines warrior as […]
May 2, 2017

Manjulaben’s Story

Dear Reader, I am a proud student of International House who helped me prepare for US citizenship test and successfully pass. I wanted to come to […]
November 25, 2016

Meet Gaulbert

  Gaulbert Taplah is a Liberian, a one-time student activist who was forced to flee his homeland after being threatened, a resident of Charlotte, a graduate […]
July 1, 2015
Pauline puts up a bulletin board

I Feel Like I Travel While Volunteering Here

by Pauline Lefeuvre I came from France to the United States last August as an exchange student to the University of Maine. I had only been […]
June 8, 2015

Pura Vida-Learning From Costa Rica’s Sustainable Development Success

by Johnelle Causwell, Citizen Diplomacy Program Director at International House With my job overseeing the State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program for Charlotte and the surrounding areas […]