The International House is a University-owned and maintained theme house where students can broaden their international learning experience and global perspective. The mission of the house is:
"to facilitate interaction and communication between students and members of the W&L community who express an interest in international learning. Students living in the house, both American and international are expected to participate in house-sponsored activities and remain active in promoting international learning."
The International House helps Washington and Lee University extend the university's mission to internationalize the campus and also promotes the understanding of peoples from around the globe.