Monthly Homestay Fees

  • Seattle, Bellevue, Shoreline, Kirkland, Burien areas
    $950 and up - Walking, or bus up to 30 minutes to school ***
    $900 and up - 31 to 45 minutes by bus 


  • Everett, Tacoma areas 
    $800 - 25 mins or less to school (approved homestay)
    $750 and up  - Greater than 25mins to school    

  • Olympia, Puyallup, Spokane, Pullman, Moscow, Bellingham areas


*** This is not guaranteed, if necessary you'll be put on a waiting list for the next closest home.

Homestay fee due upon the first day of arrival Includes healthy  food for 3 meals, laundry, internet, and utilities,  private bedroom   

On your application please note the maximum dollar amount you are prepared to pay monthly to your host family. With this information we are able to place you with a host who will accept close to your amount.

Payment Options 


1. Payment to host directly,
2. Pay in advance to Intercultural Homestays and Services, Inc.  If paying to IH, there is an additional $100 fee per month for money management, paid in advance.

Placement Fees

One time Placement Fees


  • $350.00 placement fee by cash, check, or credit card.

  • Students under age 18 - $450


Subsequent Fees


  • Late Fee $150: Applications received less than 30 days prior to arrival/relocation or the start of the college quarter. This fee must be received before we will begin the placement process and is non-refundable.

  • *Applications received less than 60 days prior to the start of any quarter are not guaranteed a placement prior to arrival.

  • $100 of the placement fee is non-refundable