In a homestay, you live with an American family that has applied to host international students. The family receives a monthly fee to help cover their costs. Living with a local family allows you to practice your English skills in a friendly, relaxed setting. Homestays are also a great way to make friends and learn about American culture.
Your host family will provide you with a private furnished bedroom and will often include you in family activities. Prices start at $650 per month, including meals. Some homestays may be available at lower cost without a meal plan. You can expect to commute to the UW by bus.
To arrange a homestay, we suggest you use a homestay agency. For a fee, the agency will place you with a host family and (in many cases) pick you up at the airport. In the past, many of our students have used these companies: