Host an International Student
SPSCC always has international students who would like to participate in a homestay program while studying in Olympia. Hosts have a genuine interest in sharing American culture with students while providing a safe home and caring environment.
Become a host — bring a new and exciting experience to your home!
Benefits to hosting
- Learning about another culture
- Practicing another language
- Contributing to the success of international students by providing a safe and welcoming home
- Developing lifelong friendships with international students
The host family experience
Hosts can participate in stays that are short-term (a few days or weeks), quarter-long, or even one to two years. Students pay a monthly or daily rate directly to their host. Hosts treat their students as a member of the family. Through this experience, our students immerse themselves in American culture by participating in family meals, gatherings, local outings, and holidays. Students have health insurance and their own spending money.
Hosts provide students with a furnished bedroom, wifi, and a place to study. International Student Services (ISS) staff assists with every placement and any issues you may experience through the program. An orientation meeting is provided to each host and student at the time of placement with an ISS representative.