Global Gateways Program/International House

The Global Gateways Program, a residential-based programming model with an international emphasis, launched in Fall 2013 and expands upon the 15-year partnership established between the Office of International Programs and Housing and Residence Life. The Global Gateways Program provides an opportunity for both domestic and international students to experience, appreciate, and learn about new and different cultures in a fun, engaging environment. There is no language requirement for participation in the Global Gateways Program.

Domestic and international students are invited to live in one of two options within this dynamic community: the Gateways House (for upper-class female students) and the Witherspoon International House (for male and female students).

Gateways House (House 9 within Greek Village)

Rooms in the Global Gateways house are private rooms with full-size beds. Residents will either have a shared bathroom (with one other female) or a private bathroom. Each house has a large living/common room, kitchen for common use, on-site laundry and vending machines and a common outdoor space. More information, including floor plan images, is available on the Housing and Residence Life website.

Female students interested in the Global Gateways House are encouraged to review details about the program on the OIP website.

To apply to the program, you must complete the Global Gateways online application and the Housing and Residence Life application. Selected community members will be notified of their acceptance and room assignment.

Witherspoon International Floor

Two room-style options are available in Witherspoon Hall:

Witherspoon International Floor | Suite

(co-ed floor, with single-sex suite)

Suites in Witherspoon Hall have two double-occupancy bedrooms, a bathroom, and a living room. A kitchen is available on the second floor, and laundry and vending facilities are available on the first floor. More information is available here.

Witherspoon International Floor | Apartment

(co-ed floor, with single-sex apartment)

Apartments in Witherspoon Hall have four private bedrooms, two bathrooms, a living room, a kitchen, a storage closet, and a balcony (on the second and third floors). All utilities are included. Laundry and vending facilities are available on the first floor. More information is available here.

Male and female students interested in living in Witherspoon International Floor must complete the Housing and Residence Life application.

Invitations to participate in the Global Gateways Program will be issued to Witherspoon Second Floor residents after regular housing assignments are complete. If you have any questions about the Global Gateways Program, contact the Office of International Programs at or 704-687-7755.