Homestay Program for International Visitors

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 Are you interested in expanding your world through welcoming international visitors? We consistently bring in both professional and youth international leaders who are seeking a host family for their time in Seattle.  

Now Accepting Host Family Applications For:


**WAITLIST ONLY** Mexico Youth Leadership Program: July 18-30, 2017

**ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS** Iraq Youth Leadership Program: August 13-27, 2017


Ready to Host? Click Here to Apply Today!

Questions? Contact 


Homestay Requirements:

  • This is a volunteer opportunity.

  • A private room with an individual bed and most meals are required.

  • Families or individuals can host two guests, but they must have separate beds.

  • Interested hosts must complete all application requirements and adhere to program requirements.

  • The World Affairs Council will provide group airport transportation to and from a downtown location and 24-hour staff support. 


Thank You to our Host Family Community!

The summer of 2015 was an incredible summer for our international youth programs, none of which would have been possible without our incredibly supportive and welcoming host family community! A warm thank you from us all for your time and investment in these students’ lives.

Take 1:31 to enjoy the following video, sharing memories and highlights from an unforgettable summer!

Recent Overnight Hosting opportunities have included youth leaders from Brazil, Mexico, Iraq, the Middle East and North Africa, Japan, South Korea, and Cuba, as well as journalists from Ukraine and entrepreneurs from Mongolia. During their time in Seattle, these participants explored topics such as:


  • Accountable Governance
  • NGO Development
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Community Building
  • Civic Engagement
  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Women’s Empowerment



See what other hosts are saying about the experience! 



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If you are interested in hosting for our professional programs, please find more information here