Director of Programs & Resident Life, International House, New York City
Susan Storms is the Director of Programs & Resident Life at International House in New York City, an independent non-profit organization that is a residence and program center for 700 carefully selected graduate students and scholars from over 100 countries including the U.S. As Director of Programs, she oversees a wide range of social, cultural, educational and leadership training programs aimed to facilitate social interaction, foster global understanding and develop the intercultural leadership skills of its resident members. Susan previously served as Director of Admissions at I-House from 1996 to 2001, and 1989 to 1991. Information about International House is available at www.ihouse-nyc.org.
Each year International House is a “home away from home” in New York for hundreds of graduate students, interns and scholars from around the world, including the participants in Columbia University’s Human Rights Advocates Program. The Advocates’ participation in daily life, educational programs and cultural events at I-House enriches our global community and the I-House experience for all our members. We look forward each year to the opportunity to engage this inspiring group to share their experiences and diverse perspectives and expand their own understanding of the world and the important work they do in their home countries.