Farewell messages from the FIUTS community to longtime dedicated hosts who are moving to Romania.
Each November, FIUTS international students get the chance to share Thanksgiving Dinner with our hosts in the Seattle area. We're thrilled to see so many smiling faces as people from around the world gathered to enjoy a Thanksgiving meal. Enjoy these photos!
Each fall, FIUTS volunteer hosts welcome more than a hundred new University of Washington students into their homes for the first 7-10 days they spend in the Puget Sound. Our hosts help students settle into their new home city, show them the local flavor, and offer them a family away from their country! Here is Zameer Mohammad, a UW student, recounting the wonderful days he spent with his hosts.
This summer, individuals and families from all over the Puget Sound region hosted students participating in SUSI and SLCI, two of our visiting programs. Here's how hosts and participants spent their weekends!
Our Host Profiles recognize and feature the wonderful hosts in our community whose generosity means the world to our students. Here's Walt and Deb, sharing their story of what hosting means to their family!
We love our homestay hosts and the time and space they volunteer to our international students! Here is Karene Busby, sharing her stories of why she became a host and why she continues to host students from all over the world!
FIUTS community member and longtime supporter Patricia Fischbach passed away on March 22nd, 2016.
Photos and quotes from Thanksgiving dinners around Seattle with international students and community hosts!
Because our high school students from China could not stop chatting about their weekend homestay with our hosts, FIUTS decided to stop by their classes and interview them about their cultural exchange experiences. Read what they had to say about living in an American home for two days!
We love our homestay hosts and the time and space they volunteer to our international students! Here is Cathy Farrar, sharing her stories of why she became a host and why she continues to host after six long years!
Bea Chang joined FIUTS last week as our new Manager of Community Programs and we’re so glad to welcome her to our office! Read her story and why she is excited to join our community!
Isabella writes about her experiences visiting the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
A student from Korea visited Seattle and reconnected with his former FIUTS host family!
Our annual blog post featuring photos from Thanksgiving dinners with students and hosts!