The Homestay Program offers students the opportunity to improve communication skills,
experience American culture on a personal and daily basis, and build a long-term
relationship with an American family. Our families have been carefully chosen and
are as varied as our culture, including nuclear families, single parents, young
couples, retirees and singles.
We offer 3 Homestay Choices:
- Full Homestay
Student lives with a Homestay family for at least one quarter. The family provides
the student with all meals and a private furnished bedroom. The cost is $650.00
for 4 weeks, plus a $200.00 one-time placement fee.
- Shared Homestay
Student lives with a Homestay family for at least 1 quarter. The family provides
the student with a private furnished bedroom. In a Shared Homestay, the student
shares the kitchen, and purchases and prepares all his or her own
meals. The cost is $400.00 for 4 weeks, plus a $200.00
one-time placement fee.
- Temporary Homestay
The student lives with a Homestay family and the family provides meals, a private
furnished bedroom and help in locating an apartment. The cost is $400.00
for 2 weeks, plus a $200.00 one-time placement fee.
Each plan includes the cost of electricity, heat, use of family phone for local
calls and laundry facilities in the home. There is no extra charge for these. To
participate in a Homestay please submit the Homestay Request Form and $200.00 placement
fee at least 1 month before your arrival.
For more information, see our FAQ and contact Mrs. Teresa
Gay at TeresaG@spokanefalls.edu for further information.