Open your heart and home to the world
Thank you for visiting our host family site! Here you will find
information and opportunities on becoming a host family for an
families play an integral role in the learning and adjusting process for
international students here at Saint Martin's. Through a host family
relationship, internationals experience many important cultural and
family customs that are nearly impossible to learn in the classroom.
Also, many internationals struggle with loneliness and depression from
being away from their family and friends. As a host family, you are
helping internationals overcome these challenges by providing something
as simple as including them in your family's daily activities. You can
have a part in creating a life-long impression on a young student's
life. Internationals never forget their first American home.
Our desire is that every Saint Martin's
international student experiences American hospitality and encouragement
while here. Opening your heart and home to an international student is a
rewarding experience not only for the student, but for your family. Your
family will gain a greater cross-cultural understanding, purpose, and
friendship through your participation as a host family!
Let us help connect you to an exciting and rewarding experience in
host family relationships.
Click here for
information on various hosting programs and schedules.
How do I get started?
1. Complete an
- Download and email to:
- Download, print, and mail to: Saint Martin's
University, 5000 Abbey Way SE Room 430,
Lacey, WA 98503
- Download, print, and fax to: 360-438-4359 (attn: David
2. The host family coordinator will contact you concerning your
application and arrange a brief in-home interview. A background check
authorization will also be required and processed.