University of British Columbia. International House

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University of British Columbia. International House

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Established in 1953, the International House Club was formed by an amalgamation of the International Students' Club and the International House Committee. In 1954, the university assigned the club an army hut in Acadia Camp and local service clubs donated money, labour, and furnishings. The club undertook a fund-raising project to erect its own building. With a sizable donation from the Vancouver Rotary Club and a site donated by the university, International House began construction in 1958. The following year Eleanor Roosevelt opened International House. In 1964, the International House Association - B.C. Chapter was amalgamated with International House. International House carries out a number of programmes, both by itself and together with other institutions and government bodies, and plays host to many student organizations and events. These programmes and services have sought to ensure that students from abroad are adequately oriented toward the university and the community and that Canadian students also benefit from broadened international experience.


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