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Welcome Week Homestay Program

Information for students on the FIUTS homestay program.



The FIUTS Welcome Week Homestay Program is a cross-cultural friendship experience between an international student and an American host. As part of this program, new international students and scholars who have just arrived in Seattle spend 7-10 days in the home of a volunteer host. Your host family will help you to settle in and learn more about Seattle during your first few days in the US. This program is primarily for students who have never studied or lived in the US, and who want to stay in someone's home for their first week in Seattle. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Thinking about applying for a homestay, and need to know more about how it works? Take a look at these questions and answers to learn about the program.


Apply for a homestay! Applicants for future quarters must apply at least one month before arrival in Seattle. Homestays last 7-10 days only.

Program Information

Some important information about the program to help you before, during, and after your homestay experience.

FIUTS Code of Ethics (pdf) and Ethics Case Studies

See the NAFSA code of homestay ethics FIUTS uses here. These are the guidelines for our homestay program to help ensure students and hosts both have a positive experience. The Ethics Case Studies provide examples for potentially difficult situations and advice for how to deal with these situations.

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Upcoming Events
FIUTS Friday: Volunteer Park Sep 04, 2015 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM — Meet Outside the Burke Museum Cafe
FIUTS New Facilitator Orientation Sep 08, 2015 03:30 PM - 05:00 PM — HUB 337
EFS Scavenger Hunt Sep 10, 2015 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM — Meet on HUB Patio
International Student Orientation (Fall) Sep 16, 2015 - Sep 25, 2015
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