Make a Difference    Share Your America

If you have a spare room and an open heart, you can provide a home away from home for an international student in our community.

Many of our international students want the experience of living in an American family home. In response, LCC's Host Family Program is seeking qualified families who have a strong interest in hosting and interacting with international students. Homestays are a wonderful opportunity for students to live with an American family and learn our customs and culture. Our emphasis is on providing students and families an opportunity for cultural exchange.

Host Families must provide:

  • A furnished, private bedroom with adequate closet/storage space.
  • Assist with transportation, live on a bus line, or live within walking distance.
  • Internet access.
  • Supportive environment for the student to succeed both academically and socially.
  • Opportunities to learn about local culture and engage in home and community life.
  • Meals.

Benefits of Hosting an International Student:

  • Gain a broader perspective on the world.
  • Provide a student with firsthand experience into American family life.
  • Help promote greater cultural understanding in your community.
  • Create a friendship that can last a lifetime.
  • Students pay a monthly fee to offset the cost of room and board.

 

 
 

Become a Host Family

Share Your America

 


International Programs Office

Agents and those inquiring about short term programs please contact LCC President Chris Bailey at cbailey@lowercolumbia.edu, 360.442.2101

Director of International Programs

  Marie Boisvert
  360.442.2313
  mboisvert@lowercolumbia.edu

Homestay Questions / Host Family Support

  Laura Abelarde, Program Coordinator
   360.442.2310
  labelarde@lowercolumbia.edu

Independent Living Questions

  Justin Ford, Program Coordinator
  360.442.2440
  jford@lowercolumbia.edu

IESL Questions / Student Support

  Anna Davis, Program Coordinator
  360.442.2310
  atdavis@lowercolumbia.edu

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