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is seeking families, single parents, retired couples, and
singles to host international students. Families must be
open to other cultures and interested in the well-being of
students. Hosting international students is an excellent
way to build bridges in communication,
understanding, and mutual respect with people from various
are interviewed and screened carefully. Also, a home visit
is done by The PLACE to ensure that students will be
comfortable in their surroundings. In addition, students
are matched up with families based on the information
provided by the students and host families.
To view Guidelines....
Requirements of host families:
Provide a private, furnished room
Provide internet access
Provide three meals daily
Involve students in activities
Interact with students
are compensated for their hospitality.
are interested in hosting international students, please
print the application and send or fax to:
P.0. Box 20731
Seattle, WA 98102
A MESSAGE FROM A HOST, MARCIA REED
have hosted three students from The PLACE and each has been
a rewarding experience. My first, Emma, was confident,
radiant, and self-reliant. She won the hearts of all
my family and we're still in touch, one year later.
Through her I met her classmate Mephisto, who is currently
with me as a long-term student at North Seattle
Mephisto is studious and driven towards success.
Finally I hosted Hu Xin in the '08 Winter Camp. Hu Xin,
just 15, was the youngest and least conversant in English,
but like the others was quite willing to try all things and
learn the local customs. As for The PLACE, I've found
them to be reliable and supportive of both the students and
the host families. It's a great program!