Interested in being a host family for our wonderful GRCC international students????

Thank you for your interest in being a host family!!!

All new families are required to attend a Host Family orientation prior to being approved. The next orientations are on April 23rd & May 8th at 630pm in the IVC building, room 101. The IV-C building is located in the McIntyre International Village (IV) area of campus. Here is a link to our main campus map. The orientation is about an hour and a half long and full of information.

A couple of details to consider before orientation:

• There can be no one living in the home who is not a family member.
• Host families commit to only hosting Green River international students and may not have a homeshare or homestay outside our program.
• Students must be able to get from your front door to GRCC campus in less than 45 minutes, including all transfers, walking & wait time.
• Students choose homestay to build their English skills. English must be the primary language spoken in the home.
• Students must have their own private room.
• We run a background check on everyone in the home over the age of 18. This is a cost of $17 per person, which the family is responsible to pay.

After the application is complete and the background check is approved we will do an in home visit. At this time, we go over the host family manual and brush up on anything that may have been missed or confusing during orientation. We will take a photo of your house, the student’s room and a family photo. Depending on the time of year you are approved, you might get a student right away or might have to wait.

Thank you again for your interest. We hope to see you at orientation.

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One Response to Interested in being a host family for our wonderful GRCC international students????

  1. grcchousing says:

    Hello,

    Thank you for your interest in becoming a host family for Green River Community College International Programs.

    You are eligible to become a host family if the commute from your front door to Green River Community College is less than 45 minutes, including all transfers and walking time. If you live further away, you must be willing to commit to driving the students to campus everyday. English must be the primary language spoken and written in your home. A background check for everyone in your home who is over 18 years or older will be done.

    At the orientation we will answer all your questions and have applications available.

    Our next orientation meeting will be held for prospective hosts on:
    August 7th at 630pm
    August 14th at 630pm
    In the IVC (International Village #C) building, room 101.

    You can find a campus map here: http://www.greenriver.edu/about-us/directions-and-maps/maps/main-campus-map.htm

    We’re looking forward to meeting you!!

    IP Housing Team
    housing@greenriver.edu

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