The Goats Club was formed in 1956 as a centre for students of all countries to learn about British and each other’s cultures, and was vital to setting up International Students House. It is now our alumni association, keeping links between ISH and former residents as well as helping Goats keep in touch with each other.

We have over 10,000 active Goats across 169 countries who regularly meet up, support current residents and contribute to the life of ISH in various ways. No other residence in London has the same spirit of being one big family with members all around the world.  The Goats are an essential part of ISH, a support sytem that you can stay in touch with long after you have moved on from university.

How can I contact The Goats Club? If you are active on social media then please join the Goats LinkedIn group and follow our official pages on Facebook and Instagram. If you have any questions or need to replace your card, contact the Goats Office by emailing or calling +44 (0) 20 7631 8384.

How do I become a Goat? If you stayed in ISH for more than 3 months then you are a Goat. A one-off lifetime membership charge of £30 was included in your bill and residents can collect their membership card when they vacate ISH. This card gets you into ISH, allows you to bring in guests and gives you full access to all the benefits of Goats membership.

Membership Benefits

  • Access into ISH

  • Access for you and 2 friends to The Thirsty Scholar for lively events & discount drinks

  • Goats discount on venue hire at ISH - perfect for meetings, conferences or private parties!

    For full venue details and booking, see and email - quote your Goats ID to receive the discount.
  • Free entry to ISH’s regular calendar of events, including talks, music recitals and foreign film nights.

  • 25% off short stay accommodation at 16 International House Worldwide residences

  • A 10% discount on the short stay rate for accommodation at ISH

    This includes The Goats Flat. This self-contained two bedroom flat is on the 3rd floor of the Great Portland Street building; it has one double and one twin ensuite bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen and a cosy living/dining room. Email and quote your Goats ID for availability and prices.