We are International Residence Hall

Your Home Away From Home

Global Crossroads of Career and Comfort

International Residence Hall (IRH) is the nation’s largest and most experienced housing provider for BridgeUSA J1 work-travel students, H2B laborers, and U.S. interns. Hosting residents from over thirty different countries, our facilities are intentionally designed to be safe, affordable spaces to help create a “home away from home.”

From collaborative kitchens and common areas, to inclusive games and activities, we strive to provide amenities that will help our residents flourish, and that is what we are all about. Greater than designing residential spaces, IRH values bringing individuals together from all corners of the globe and local community.



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Staffed 24/7. All doors to the building and rooms are secured with RIFD access. Plus, we have live video monitoring in all common areas of the building.


We are dedicated to maintaining affordable weekly rent.


Housing designed for J1, H2B Interns/Trainees & other seasonal workforce.

Who We Serve


Our Residents

The primary goal of IRH is to create a safe, inviting space for residents to thrive and build community during their time in our halls.

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The Local Employer

We're here to provide safe, affordable housing for your employees, so you don't have to.

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Local Communities

IRH Residents support the community by filling a seasonal employment void while their workforce contributions additionally allow employers to enhance the experience of visitors to a respective destination.

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Our Locations

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Pigeon Forge is surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains and beautiful scenery.

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin

Wisconsin Dells is a unique tourist community with breathtaking attractions and activities in every season.

Branson, Missouri

Branson is surrounded by three prize winning fishing lakes and within the heart of the Ozark mountains.

Foley, Alabama

Foley is located on the Gulf Coast and is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico, beautiful bays, and scenic rivers.

IRH houses students from all over the world

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“IRH is a great experience, the building is so clean and brand new. The best part is the teamwork. The people, they are wonderful and so friendly. They are great, I always get a greeting when I see the staff at the front desk.”

Warren Pujols

Dominican Republic

“I am happy to be staying at IRH. It’s a comfortable place to live and the people at the front desk are friendly. I enjoy having a kitchen that we can use 24 hours a day.”

Licelot Carrasco Guerrero

Dominican Republic

“IRH is very professional yet so much like a family, you treat us so nicely and always greet me with a good morning and a smile. The cleanliness is aways good so fresh and nice. it’s a friendly and welcoming environment. We are treated so well at IRH with such trustworthy staff.”

Ann Marie Charlton


“IRH Pigeon Forge has given me many chances to meet new people and cultural exchange by learning a 3rd language, trying food from different countries, and promoting my country (Jamaica). I also had a great opportunity like getting to play soccer for Tornado FC.  My most special moment was when I joined the International Angels and I truly have enjoyed being apart of and giving back to the local communities. IRH is my Home Away From Home.”

Ricardo Smith


“I have met a lot of new people here. I love being able to cook and hangout with my new friends in big spaces like the common areas and outside in the courtyard. Also IRH is right near my workplace so I don’t have far transportation. I like being here a lot.”

Jirameth Kittavornsakul


“The people here are so kind they make me feel like I’m home. i work all day and its nice to come to friendly face and fun events that go on.”

Carlos Robledo