How international student-friendly is New House?
All MIT dorms, including New House, are very diverse and international-student friendly. New House in particular has a formal system called the
Cultural Houses that offer unique living environments in which students live with other students interested in the same culture. We have five of
these houses: iHouse (International House), Chocolate City, French House, German House, and Spanish House. We also have four numbered houses: House 2,
House 3, House 4, and Desmond (House 5), which are are not formally designated as cultural houses, but their communities are equally diverse and welcoming.
We recommend checking out the House websites and taking a visit to them all if possible. :)
New House residents have a variety of eating facilities from which to choose. There is an MIT dining hall - Next House Dining - immediately adjacent to New House, and it is open every night for dinner.
Definitely. You'll find New House related videos in the i3 section of this website.
That's true, it is. That doesn't necessarily make it far, though. New House is about an 8 minute walk to the Student Center and about 15 minutes to the end of the Infinite Corridor.
For New House specifically, this information may be helpful to you:
The decision to give special attention in housing matters for medical, religious, or other special circumstances will be made by the Housing Office in consultation with appropriate offices. Special housing is typically granted only in exceptional cases.
Keep in mind, even if you have special circumstances, you have to enter the summer housing lottery with the rest of your class and adhere to the same deadlines.
Do I have to clean the toilet?
No, we have an awesome house management and housekeeping staff, but it's your job to keep your area clean and neat within reason.
No, but you should... sadly the housekeeping staff wont take care of that for you. Keep in mind, though: a clean living environment facilitates productivity and good spirits.
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