What is IHMA?
International House Members Association, or IHMA for short, has represented the interests of residents in the House since its inception in 1967. We organise a multitude of social and cultural events and activities throughout the year, aiming to encourage interaction and community spirit amongst the residents of the House. As a student representative body IHMA also takes feedback from residents about any concerns which they may have about life at the House.
Check out what IHMA is all about on our facebook page.
Welcome from the Chairperson
A warm welcome to new and returning residents of International House! As we step into 2013, we anticipate 2 whole semesters of fun-filled, rewarding experiences in the House.
So what makes International House so special? The word ‘international’ itself is already a big clue on its own. The House is a community of 200 residents from all over the globe. In the heart of the house itself is International House Members Association (IHMA). It is a student body that represents the interests of the residents. Our mission is to foster cultural understanding and exchange among residents. We work towards enriching the university experiences of our enthusiastic and talented residents, both academically and socially.
In this House we share a variety of cultures, friendships and knowledge, whether it is around the dining tables during our vivacious meal times or during the multitude of exciting events held throughout the year. Every single day in the house brings new, exciting stories and you are guaranteed to hope that the year never ends because there are always seemingly endless great times to cherish.
In the calendar of traditional events, expect to find yourself cooking your favourite folk dish with some teammates during the International Food Fair, bidding for piano classes by a fellow resident during Charity Night, singing your heart out on IH Idol night or playing a hilarious skit among other keen performers during iNight. On other occasions, look forward to cruise around the spectacular Sydney Harbour during the Harbour Cruise and raise your glass stylishly in the Annual IH Ball. If competition makes your spirit, you are welcomed to play a part in the Palladian Cup, the biggest intercollegiate sports and arts competition among Sydney Uni’s residential colleges. Other calendar events include Trivia Nights, Interfloor games, Dessert Fair and so much more!
Not just about the big events, an International House week is full of engaging activities to do. Examples of such weekly programs are the IH Roundtable, which is a hub of intriguing knowledge among residents, IH Chef Academy, IH Choir, foreign language classes and quality sports games for both devoted sportspeople and jolly beginners who want to get active and learn something new.
As you can already see, International House caters to residents’ different backgrounds and interests and it commits to be a source of fun, motivation and pastoral care for all its residents. Up to the moment you decide to (most likely because you have to) leave the house, you must have already weaved an extensive network of close-knit relationships with amazing people worldwide, teeming with precious memories you can never forget.
So are you ready? Step in and enjoy International House, where everyone lives the world and shares the world!
Chairperson, IHMA 2013
The IHMA Committee
IHMA operates via a committee which is elected by residents at the start of each year. The committee is split up into a number of sub-committees, each responsible for the organisation and management of a particular aspect of resident life – for example, sport, food, social activities and so forth.
Email us at with any ideas, suggestions and feedback.
|Bernadette Lim Lo Suy||Secretary|
|Neil Fraser||Social Coordinator|
|Amar Arsiwala||Social Coordinator|
|Jess Hoorda||Social Coordinator|
|Katie Croaker||Social Coordinator|
|Andre Sugianto||Shop Coordinator|
|Friska Ruslim||Shop Coordinator|
|Samuel Lee||Shop Coordinator|
|Donny Ha||Sports Coordinator|
|Bo Yun Lu||Sports Coordinator|
|Bella Draeger||Food Coordinator|
|Evan Voroney||Food Coordinator|
|Tess Bennetts||Food Coordinator|
|Elaine Xue||Intercollegiate Representative|
|Shannon Tay||Intercollegiate Representative|
|Shun Yang Ch ng||Publications Officer|
|Jieyang Low||Publications Officer|
|Mai Phuong Nguyen||Environmental/ Welfare Officer|
|Ashan Dias||Environmental/ Welfare Officer|
|Fei Xue Jin||Advertising Officer|
|Karina Sathar||Advertising Officer|
|Jun Ming Kong||Advertising Officer|
To download IHMA Constitution please click here.