Housing and Residence Life

Homestay Students Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Send us your application and $275 Application Fee. We will send you information about your Homestay family a month before you arrive.

How do I choose a home stay family?

When you fill out your application, you will answer questions regarding your preferences, as well as specific information that will help us match you with on of our Host Families. Application requests will be honored whenever possible, depending on availability.

What happens if I don’t like my family?

If there are problems or concerns that come up, we encourage students to talk to their families, and the Housing Office will help. If problems cannot be solved, then we will try matching you with another host family.

Is my home stay family going to take me to school every day?

No. Your Host Family will help you with understanding the local bus system. All students are matched with families that are close to bus stops, under 45 minute travel to school by bus, and most families are 20-30 minutes from school by bus.

Who is going to pick me up at the airport?

When you fill out the application you can mark if you would like to be picked up at the airport on Arrival Dates. We will have one of our school vans and drivers pick you up at the airport. We have specific days that we will pick students up and when they can move in during each quarter, please see our website for these important Arrival Dates. The driver will meet you at your baggage claim area, and they will have a sign that reads Edmonds College.

Still have questions? E-mail us at Housing@edmonds.edu