Become a host in Seattle with EF

All year round international EF students come to Seattle to develop their language skills and experience American culture. As an EF host family in Seattle you become a vital part of their journey. The students are naturally drawn to Seattle because of the widely known academic tradition the city can offer, but also by the reputation of being a city with a world-class cultural and historical scene. Every one of our students is looking for a comfortable and safe home while they study a language and a new culture abroad.

Our host families in Seattle have been providing just that for several years and week after week more host families sign up for the EF host family Seattle program to become part of this great opportunity to experience true cultural exchange.

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A unique, rewarding, fun and educational experience for all members of the family

As an EF host family in Seattle you will learn about new cultures, and at the same time demonstrate and showcase your own to a foreign student. You will become an essential part of our students time abroad and in return you’ll get a profound experience that might change your view of the world. Get a unique, rewarding and fun experience and joining our host family community in Seattle today!

What we offer our host families in Seattle

  • You deal directly with the school and EF staff, not a host family agent.

  • We offer full support from EF Staff and housing team 24 hours per day.

  • A fantastic cultural experience for you and your family.

  • A unique experience to travel the world without leaving home!

Host family requirements

Our host families come in all shapes and sizes; single parent households, empty-nesters, couples with no children, and families with small children or with teenagers. They are expected to provide a bed, breakfast and evening meals Monday through Friday and all meals on the weekends, and, most importantly, a stable, caring environment.

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2700 Evergreen Pkwy NW, Olympia, WA 98505

Phone: 001 360-867-6422

How does hosting with EF work?

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