ISH News

Esther in 1970

Esther Kofod, ISH Alumna 1967 and 1970 – Bridging Libya, Singapore and the U.S.

(Interviewed by Deborah Hefferon, ISH Board Associate, in August 2014.) Esther Kofod grew up in Singapore which was her mother’s home country; her father was from Switzerland. After completing … [Read More...]


The Magic of Christmas at ISH

Christmas was fast approaching.  The house was becoming emptier by the day with residents leaving home for their vacations.  We went from a whopping 98 student housing to just eight. The remaining … [Read More...]


An American Thanksgiving at ISH!

This Thanksgiving, five ISH Board members welcomed twenty six ISH resident scholars into their homes as part of our home hospitality initiative.  In order to enhance the American experience for … [Read More...]

Workshop Pic from Sifan's Site

ISH Scholars Help Raise Awareness about Homelessness

On November 20th, a group of ISH-DC resident scholars participated in Covenant House’s evening program “Sleep Out-Executive Edition”.  The eight residents formed a team to fundraise, raise awareness, … [Read More...]

Grace and Bahia

2014 ISH Global Leadership Awards

  On the evening of Thursday, October 16, 2014, International Student House (ISH) of Washington, DC was honored by a visit from Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden at the Sixth Annual … [Read More...]