Carol International House (CIH)

Carol International House (CIH) engages the Presbyterian College Community in experiencing, understanding, and celebrating world cultures.

This intentional living-learning community brings together people from all parts of the world to learn from each other, make new friends, and create programs that enrich the house and the college community. We encourage all students–American and International–to apply for this unique opportunity.

CIH residents also participate in a retreat each semester, giving them the opportunity to develop connections and lasting friendships with each other. The retreat includes fun team-building activities and an introduction to responsibilities and intercultural communication skills necessary for living in this community.

CIH dorm rooms are typically two students to a room with an en-suite bathroom. Each student gets a bed, desk, and a wardrobe. The building features two spacious common areas and a full kitchen, as well as study rooms and a classroom.

Interested in applying to live in CIH?

If you are interested in living in CIH, please submit your application by March 1 for the next academic year. All students wishing to apply will need to fill out a CIH Application and the Residence Life Housing Application online through BannerWeb. In addition, students will need to submit the following documents to If you have any questions about living in CIH, email us at

CIH Application Requirements

New PC Applicants

  • CIH Application
  • Answer supplemental questions, as detailed in the application
  • Two recommendations, as noted in the CIH Recommendation Form

Returning CIH Residents

Study Abroad Students, International Students or Transfer Students

  • CIH Application
  • Answer supplemental questions, as detailed in the application