Create friendships that last a lifetime. By living with a family, students can make new friends and improve their English skills as they experience family life in America. Ongoing support is provided by the Housing Services staff, which also trains and selects each family and places students by introducing them to prospective families.
The family will include the student as a member of their family, including participation in family activities and daily life. Students may be expected to be more independent in taking care of themselves than with their family at home. Students are expected to clean their own room, do their laundry, and clean up after themselves in the kitchen. Students are provided three meals a day. They help themselves to breakfast and lunch and the host family cooks a nice, hot, fresh meal for dinners. Any special foods, snacks, or personal items, students purchase for themselves.
Student housing uses a guiding philosophy called “responsible freedom.” This means residents have the freedom to make individual choices and decisions, but must also respect their host families and other students in the home. Residents are responsible for the decisions they make. All students have rights, but with these rights come certain responsibilities, especially for those living as guests in someone’s home. Violating housing policies will result in a judicial process (see Judicial Process for more detail) to discuss and address student behavior and choices.
425.640.1080 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Office: Rainier Place Residence Hall, 19920 68th Avenue West, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Mailing address: Attn: Housing Office, 20000 68th Avenue West, Lynnwood, WA 98036