Orientation, Social and Cultural Activities
At International House, residents find all the support they need to make their time at university enriching and worthwhile. There's a welcoming mentor program for new residents, academic support through a tutorial program, guest lectures, scholarships and bursaries. This adds up to a significant advantage for students, who get to live in a supportive environment that also supplements their university education.
International House (IH) and International House Members' Association (IHMA) hosts many exciting events throughout the year, such as: formal dinners; musical performances; discos; dancing and singing competitions; sporting events like paintball, soccer, and basketball; trips around Australia; harbour cruises and much more.
Whilst other students are still trying to find their accommodation, International House Residents are settling into their room and enjoying Orientation activities and events. International House has a comprehensive Orientation program with plenty of opportunity to get to know campus, Sydney and the other residents. It is a fun and important beginning to academic life at Sydney.
Social and Cultural Events
IHMA organises a wide variety of social and cultural events aimed at fostering community spirit within the House. IHMA’s calendar contains activities appealing to everybody regardless of taste or cultural background.
Just some of the events on the IHMA calendar include social events such as the Harbour Cruise in Semester 1 and the Ball in semester 2; sporting events such as the Interfloor Games and Paintball, fun activities such as the Assassination Game, iNight, Quiz Nights, Amazing Race and Floor Parties. Other cultural and social activities organised by IH and IHMA includes an international food fair, environmental day dinner, a trip to the House’s Log Cabin in the Southern Highlands, a formal candlelight dinner at the end of the year and much more.
Check out our facebook page for current pics of all these events, plus much more!
The Palladian Cup is a multi-event Eisteddfod run across the whole year in conjunction with the University of Sydney Union (USU). It is a competition that incorporates Debating, Oration, solo and group vocal performance, individual and group instrumental Performance, individual and group Drama Performance, Dance and Art.
All 8 colleges of the University compete against each other to win the Cup. This year IH has competed in every section of the competition and hopes to do so from now on. If you are interested in taking part make yourself known to the Intercol reps when you arrive at IH!