WELCOME TO INTERNATIONAL
HOUSE OF RI
Celebrating 52 years of Friendship
THROUGH FRIENDSHIP..... A WORLD
Established to foster diversity of thought and experience, International House of Rhode Island was founded in 1963
by Bili and Gil Mason, who recognized the need to create a "home-away-from-home" for international visitors and
scholars in Rhode Island. Reaching out to community volunteers, international and American students and faculty, and
to leaders and representatives of educational institutions, social service agencies, civic organizations and businesses, IHRI
continues to bring the Mason"s founding principles of friendship and understanding to our community of students, faculty,
visiting scholars, business people, and their families.
International House of Rhode Island promotes friendship, connection, learning,
and global understanding by bringing people together from around the world for cross-cultural exchange.