Homestay Application for International Exchange Programs

Thank you for your interest in opening your home to an international leader we are hosting in partnership with World Learning. We look forward to working with you to create an experience that is enjoyable and memorable. If you have any questions, please contact the International Visitor Program at or at (206) 441-5910.

World Affairs Council will not share the information you provide in the application below with any other organization or company. Information collected in this form will only be used for the purpose of World Affairs Council’s International Visitor Programs.


Please select the program you would like to host:

If you have hosted with us in the past, please let us know which program(s):

How did you hear about this opportunity?


Contact Information



Work Phone:

Preferred Phone:



Household Information

Please list the names and dates of birth for everyone living in the home, including phone numbers for adults.

Each visitor requires their own bed. As a host, you will also provide breakfast and dinner, in addition to all meals on non-programming days such as weekends.

Do you have a gender preference?

Can you host one or two program participants?

Please describe the room(s):

Do you have any pets (if yes, please describe them)?

Please write a two to three sentence description of your family for us to share with the international visitor(s) in advance of their arrival. Please consider including your hobbies and interests and whatever else you would like them to know about your family:

Are there any special circumstances regarding any member of your family of which the World Affairs Council and/or the international visitor(s) should be aware?

Please provide the names, phone numbers and email addresses for two people not related to you who have known you for at least two years from whom we may request a reference:


By selecting “Yes,” I agree to the following terms:

My family gives permission for the WAC representative to do a visual tour of my home.

My family provides consent to be interviewed by a representative of WAC to explain the responsibilities related to accepting an exchange program participant into my home, which also includes the financial limits of our responsibility to the participant.

I understand that WAC must follow certain federal and voluntary guidelines in the placement of exchange participants, which includes: (1) Application, (2) 2 reference checks, (3) and a background check.

I agree to provide my/our social security number(s) so that WAC can conduct a background check on all members of my/our household older than 18 years old.

I agree to provide the contact information for 2 references so that WAC can conduct reference checks.

I agree to cooperate with WAC’s regulations and requirements regarding the exchange participants. Should I have questions, I/we will talk first with our WAC Representative.

I understand that a WAC exchange participant may not drive a car or other motorized vehicle.

You MUST complete the background check that will be sent to you via email in the next few days in order to complete your application