Students from all over the world form a global community at the Jerome H. Holland International Living Center. One hundred forty-four international and American students - all with with an interest in international issues - share their cultures and traditions at HILC, and provide support and assistance to Cornell's international undergraduate students.
HILC is a home away from home for its residents, offering friendship, support, and a respectful community. To accommodate the needs of international students, HILC is the only undergraduate residence hall that remains open during winter break for residents who need to stay on campus.
Political, economic, social, and cultural events and discussions are common at HILC, but students also take time to relax and have fun. Weekly "Country/Culture Nights" give residents the opportunity to present and learn about countries of origin or interest. With multiple student-run committees and events, there is always something fun and exciting to do at HILC.
Founded in 1970, HILC was renamed in 1985 in honor of distinguished alumnus Jerome H. Holland and his commitment to global understanding, respect for human rights, and the pursuit of education.
HILC rooms do not have air conditioning.
Senior Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies Christine Leuenberger-Pinch, Senior Lecturer of Asian Studies Thuy Tranviet, and Professor Emeritus Pete Loucks serve as HILC's
In addition to the room rate, HILC residents pay a program fee of $40/year to support the many activities and events that define the community.
How to apply for residency:
Application instructions and links can be found at Application Process: New Undergraduate Students and Application Process: Current Undergraduate Students.
Out-of-House Membership information:
Program Houses offer out-of-house memberships for Cornell community members who want to participate as non-residents. Download an out-of-house member application
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For more information about HILC, call (607) 255-5299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.