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living in Seattle


ALPS students live in a variety of housing including homestays, apartments and hotels depending on their needs and interests. We advise that you secure your housing option before you leave your home country.


Homestay hosts are carefully chosen for friendliness, hospitality, safety, and responsibility. As much as possible, students are placed with hosts who have similar interests. In a homestay, an American host provides the student with a private room and meals for a monthly fee. The student is encouraged to take part in household activities.

If you are interested in living with a host family, the following are agencies that work with ALPS Language School.  It is best to apply at least two months before your arrival in the U.S. as it takes time to find the closest match of the host family with your request.

Intercultural Homestays & Services, Inc.

Main contact person: Mr. Jeff Beaupre
Phone: 206-367-5332
Email: ihincusa@aol.com

Website: www.ihincusa.com

EASE - Eastern America Steward Education Corp.
Email: info@gotoease.com
Website: www.gotoease.com

USA International
Phone: 425-483-5974
Email: info@ushomestay.com
Website: www.ushomestay.com

Homestay Agent Comparison

Intercultural Homestays EASE Homestays
$300 one-time application fee No application fee
3 meals daily 2 meals daily
Airport pick-up* Airport pick-up

 *Included in application fee (restrictions apply)

Please email the homestay agent directly for more details about the application fee, airport pick-up service, and monthly homestay fee.

How to Apply

Intercultural Homestays - Fill out the online ICH application form and pay the $300 application fee.

EASE Homestays - Request an EASE application from Info@EnglishInTheUSA.com

It is your responsibility to communicate closely with your homestay agent to arrange your own accommodation.


The cost of renting an apartment varies depending on the location, required facilities and desired travel time. It is best to apply at least two months before you arrive as the apartments are in great demand.

A housing coordinator waits for the student's airplane...

airport arrival sign

...to greet and transport the students to a homestay.

airport arrival sign

Some students live with young Americans in shared houses and apartments.

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