Welcome to Global Programs
at Community Colleges of Spokane

A homestay can help you

  • Improve your English
  • Experience U.S. culture on a personal and daily basis
  • Build a long-term relationship with a family in the U.S.
Most international students choose the CCS homestay program for their first place to live in Spokane. A homestay offers a stable and supportive environment while you get to know the surrounding area.

You have two choices of homestay. | Homestay FAQs

Tips for living with a homestay family
  • Request our International Homestay Brochure and apply early. The best time to apply is when you apply for admission to CCS.
  • Give the homestay coordinator as much information as possible by using our homestay application form to tell us where you will be happiest. Consider things like smoking, strong religious preferences, dietary needs, whether you like children or pets and other important issues.
  • Be flexible. Living with a host family means you are living with a family that loves opening their home to international students and wants to learn about your culture as much as you want to learn from them.
  • Contact us about any problems that come up so we can help.
Remember: we are here to help you and to make your homestay experience one of the best you will ever have while living in the United States.
Homestay coordinator:

Teresa Gay, manager of special international programs
Office: SFCC SUB room 106C, Bldg 17, or SCC Student Services Building room 114, Bldg 15
Phone: 509-533-4131 (SFCC) or 509-533-8201 (SCC)