Host a College Student or Adult

If you live in the greater Portland/Vancouver area, we invite you to apply to host a college age student for a few weeks or for one or more college terms. Most of our college-age students come from Asia and the Middle East, with a few students coming from other countries including France, Spain, and Finland.

DATES AND DETAILS ABOUT SHORT-TERM PROGRAMS BASED AT PORTLAND STATE UNIVERSITY

DATES AND DETAILS ABOUT HOSTING COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR AN ACADEMIC TERM OR LONGER

Short-term Homestay

ANDEO welcomes students and teachers from international universities to the greater Portland area for short stays of 1 to 4 weeks during the winter and summer. The students look forward to living in an American household as a way to practice their English, experience American culture first-hand, and deepen their discovery of the Pacific Northwest. Every weekday, they take part in classes and activities and spend evenings and weekends getting to know their hosts.

Long-term Homestay

Host an international student enrolled at Portland State University, Portland Community College, Pacific University, and other schools in the Portland/Vancouver area. Most students arrive at the beginning of one of the four academic terms (Fall, Winter, Spring, or Summer). As a host family, you would make a one-term commitment, approximately three months. At the end of the term, we will ask both you and your student whether you want to extend the homestay. Some families have hosted the same student for a year or more!

Why host?

Meet people from all over the world.
Learn about other cultures.
Represent your own culture to the world and experience your everyday life and surroundings from a new perspective.
Inspire your children's curiosity and global citizenship skills by introducing them to other languages and cultures.
Get an idea of what to expect from a homestay before embarking on your own journey abroad.
Motivate yourself to learn a new language.
...all this within the comfort of your own home!