Portland Homestays

Are you a college or university student planning to study in Oregon or Southern Washington? Consider living with an American host family!

A homestay will give you plenty of opportunities to practice English and learn about the everyday life and culture in the USA as part of a family. All ANDEO host families are carefully selected and many are experienced hosts. They all want to share their home and their culture, and learn about yours! Please note that you must be 18 or older when you begin your homestay.

All ANDEO homestays include:

  • airport pickup, except Willamette University students
  • a carefully chosen host family
  • private room with access to a study area
  • all meals (self-serve breakfast and lunch; dinner together with the host family)
  • high speed internet access
  • public transportation nearby
  • orientation materials
  • support from ANDEO staff


You may apply for an ANDEO homestay if you plan to attend one of these universities, colleges, or language schools:


Homestay Options

Term Homestay:

Please apply for a Term Homestay if you plan to attend a Portland area university, college, or language school for one or more terms. At the end of each term you may extend your homestay or move to other accommodations. You may also choose to leave your homestay at any time during the term; we just ask that you tell ANDEO and your host family at least two weeks in advance.

Placement Fee: $400 (non-refundable)
Cost per term: $225/week*

*Plan to begin your homestay 1-4 days before the first day you need to be on campus & end your homestay 1-4 days after your last day of exams.

Monthly Homestay:

You may apply for a Monthly Homestay only if you receive a monthly government scholarship or attend a language school that is on a monthly schedule. (If you plan to attend one of ANDEO's partner colleges or universities for at least one term and do not receive a government scholarship, we ask that you apply for the Term Homestay.)


Please email Kellie at kellie@andeo.org or call 503.274.1776 to make an appointment. We will be happy to help you!

Ready to Apply?

Submit an intial application, and we will contact you to discuss homestay options and policies.