Life. Community. Family.



Now accepting applications!


Before we can consider you for residency at the IFH, you will need to fill out this application. Housing at the IFH is competitive. We typically receive about 30 applications for 8-12 spots so be sure to fill out the application completely.

A brief interview in person, via Skype or via a video recording is required before admittance for all applicants.

The IFH only accepts male international students, scholars, and researchers. We accept long-term residents (September-May) and short term residents (May-August) and give preference to graduate students and researchers. We occasionally accept residents during other times of the year such as for one semester only. Please contact the managers if you have any questions or would like more information about room availability.


Before filling out your application, please read the following documents:


  Is the IFH right for me?

  IFH Handbook

  General IFH Guidelines


Fill out an application

for residency 

at the IFH


Join our network of alumni to reconnect with old friends and stay in touch with the IFH


Make a contribution to the annual fund or contribute toward a project


Questions? Contact us!

386 Marlborough Street  

Boston, MA 02115


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