Our mission is to support the endeavors of iHousers as they learn to better serve locally or globally. By combining academics with project-based learning, mentorship opportunities, and leadership development skills, iHouse provides a collaborative community and the support network necessary for students to turn visions and goals into reality.
Although we all come to MIT from various different backgrounds with wide ranging interests, we all share a desire to create a better quality of life for people around the world—one vision, one step, one project at a time. Concurrent with MIT’s motto of mind and hands, iHouse was established in order to foster the next generation of global leaders solving international problems.
Public health, water sanitation and access, education, gender equality, disaster preparedness, human rights, environmental sustainability, economics, infrastructure, poverty reduction, and their related issues all belong under the umbrella that is iHouse. We have sent people of all backgrounds to many interesting and unique places in the developing world with the intention of improving the quality of life of others.
Apply what you learn in iHouse and ID in hands-on projects.
Come to iHouse speaker series where we bring in international development experts
Attend a freshman 6 unit seminar, for incoming freshmen only, on international development and service in the first semester
Attend two retreats we have per year, as well as countless social events and parties we lead!
I am Nitah Onsongo from Nairobi, Kenya. I enjoy afro-carribean & hip-hop dancing, travelling and visiting beaches. I care about international development and can speak 4 languages!
I was born and raised in the interior of Sao Paulo, BR, and I'm really into education and social development. I'm focusing mainly in tech in my graduation, but I'm up for learning any new awesome set of skills!
I'm a premed student at MIT planning on pursuing an MD/PhD in Medical Anthropology. My work and research focuses on health disparities faced by marginalized communities.
Gotta join iHouse to find out who I am
I love eating and cooking. I'll somehow feel sad if I'm not fed with good food :P I'm also interested in playing badminton, board games... Most importantly, I love iHouse!!
Born in Korea and immigrated to Los Angeles at the age of 8, Shine joined iHouse hoping to embed herself in a community devoted to service and community. She hopes to one day be able to build cost-efficient, environmentally friendly buildings in underprivileged communities.
I am from Baghdad, Iraq, and I have been in mathematics and physics since an early age. My aspirations include improving the involvement of young people in science and technology, and incorporating their ideas into the industrial process.
Born and raised in San Francisco Bay Area, I became interested in international development during high school. After years of community service, I decided I wanted to pursue a career in helping others, particularly beyond the US
I am from the border cities of El Paso, TX and Cd. Juárez, Chih, MX. I am interested in working in education programs, addressing malnutrition and in providing economic empowerment and sustainability to people.
I'm Israeli-American by nationality, but I spent the last seven years living in Taiwan and South Korea. My ID interests are focused on human rights: education, women's rights, and freedom of speech.
Born in Pakistan, at the age of five I immigrated to New York City. I’m especially focused on how developing countries are growing in an era of increasing scarcity.
I am from Shrewsbury, Massachusetts. I became interested in international development after going to Cambodia and seeing the disparity in standards of living. I'm interested in assistive technology and rehabilitation engineering.