The International Development House (iHouse), MIT’s only living-learning community, is comprised of 21 undergraduates who are passionate about international development. Although we all come to MIT from various different backgrounds with wide ranging interests, we all share a desire to create a better quality of life for people around the world—one vision, one step, one project at a time. Public health, water sanitation and access, education, gender equality, disaster preparedness, human rights, environmental sustainability, economics, infrastructure, poverty reduction, and their related issues all belong under the umbrella that is international development. Concurrent with MIT’s motto of mind and hand (“mens et manus”), iHouse was established in order to foster the next generation of global leaders solving international problems. By combining academics with project-based learning, mentorship opportunities, and leadership development skills, iHouse provides a collaborative community and the support network necessary for students to turn visions and goals into reality.