The Michel Rocchi International District (MRID) offers experiential living for students with an international focus.

This program will provide a home for study abroad students to orient themselves pre-departure and re-acclimate upon returning to Puget Sound. Beyond study abroad, this will also be a home for any students whose academic pursuits and interests include an international component.

Possible activities associated with this program may include:

  • study abroad returnee picture night;
  • international movie night;
  • study abroad interest meetings;
  • international food night/celebrations of holidays from different cultures;
  • speakers on topics such as international careers, grad school, international volunteer opportunities, political issues in relevant countries;
  • a service project;
  • and/or day trips or overnight field trips.

Applying to live in the Michel Rocchi International District?

Complete the MRID Application Online!

Questions? Diane Kelley, faculty sponsor, at, Wyatt 239, 253.879.3534. 

The MRID offers opportunities to:

  • Share living space with other students who have international interests and experiences.
  • Participate in community activities with international themes such as MRID dinners, academic lectures, cultural events and excursions.
  • Launch students into a semester abroad or welcome them when they return.

Please note: an MRID application is required of students each year they wish to live in the MRID, including those students who have lived in the MRID previously.