- 1917

The values that ISH holds close to its heart can be traced back almost a century, when the social centre Student Movement House opened in London in memory of students who died in the First World War. It aimed to promote international understanding and friendship by providing London’s international students with companionship and social facilities. The house, in Russell Square, became part of the fabric of London student life – by 1944, it had 1200 members from 54 countries.