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International Scholar House

The International Scholar House is a fully furnished, four bedroom, self-service accommodation on the BSU campus.  The house is shared by guests, of all genders and nationalities, who are visiting the campus for a few days or months.  There is no charge for the use of this facility. BSU does not permit children under 18, pets, or drugs on the premises.  Overnight guests may be permitted, but ISSS guest request policy must be submitted and approved prior to guests staying (please see below for full information). 
The Scholar House is intended for overseas faculty guests, or partnership staff members, not current BSU employees or students.  All guests must be sponsored or have an affiliation with a BSU department and have clear intent to stay.  Intent of stay can include academic lectures, teaching of academic courses or research or academic related professional development. ​ 

Scholar House Reservations

We ask that you submit the Scholar House Request Form at least two weeks in advance.  Upon approval of the short term stay you will receive a confirmation as well as information about key pick-up and other logistics from International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS). 

Please note that prior approval must be obtained from ISSS to invite and host an international scholar/professor/researcher.  Please email​ with any questions.

Scholar House Amenities

Shared first floor accommodations include:

  • Fully equipped kitchen shared by multicultural guests
  • Shared dining room
  • Shared living room with cable TV
  • Shared sitting room
  • Shared study with two desks and internet connection
  • BSU Telephone- 508.531.3777
  • Shared full bath with laundry facilities, washer & dryer
  • Two bedrooms with double bed, dresser and closet

 Shared second floor accommodations include:

  • Two bedrooms with double bed, dresser and closet
  • Shared full bath
  • Shared desk in common area
  • Couch with pull-out twin bed in common area

The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator, microwave, stove, oven and dishwasher.  In addition, there are many other kitchen items available for guests to use including plates, dishes and other commonly used kitchen items. Please note that food will not be provided, however, there are several grocery stores, restaurants and five dining halls on campus within walking distance.

All guests are responsible for bringing their own food and cleaning supplies.  This includes hand soap, shampoo, dishwashing soap and laundry detergent.  We recommend that you bring your own towels, however there are some in the bathroom closet.

Scholar House Key Pick-up and Drop-off

Key Pick-up:

  • Keys can be picked up during business hours at ISSS in the Minnock Institute for Global Engagement (MIGE) Monday through Friday between​ 9am-5pm
  • If you need to pick up keys outside of business hours please inform ISSS.  We can arrange to have keys available for pick up at the BSU Police Department (open 24 hours).​

Key Drop-off:

  • Keys can be dropped ​off during business hours at ISSS in the Minnock Institute for Global Engagement (MIGE) Monday through Friday 9am-5pm
  • If you need to drop off keys outside of business hours you can drop off keys in the key box located outside of the Minnock Institute for Global Engagement (MIGE).  The key box will be to the right of the front door attached to the house.

​Scholar House​ Participation Agreement

 All Scholar House guests are required to read the Participation Agreement and submit the Statement of Understanding (page 4) to ISSS within two weeks of arrival. 

Scholar House​ Guest Request Form

All overnight guests must be pre-approved by ISSS and all other residents of the Scholar House. Refer to the Guest Request Form for further instructions.

Scholar House Location

Located on campus at 25 Plymouth St., Bridgewater, MA 02324, the Scholar House is within walking distance of convenience and grocery stores, pharmacies, restaurants, and the commuter rail.

Contact Us

International Student and Scholar Services

Dr. Edward Minnock Institute for Global Engagement
25 Park Terrace
Bridgewater State University
Bridgewater, MA 02325
United States