"KNOW ONE ANOTHER AND YOU WILL LOVE ONE ANOTHER"- Dr. Jones. The program began in 1946 with four students from France and originally focused on language. While emphasis is still placed on languages, greater importance is now placed on promoting global understanding and peace between all nations and cultures. International House Program is a 73-year-old global living and learning program. There are 20 international students from 20 different countries who live with 20 American students. There are many programmatic opportunities for our students that allow international students to learn about American culture and at the same time teach our local students about their own country and culture.