Staying with a local family is both exciting and rewarding. Host families provide the best insight into how an American family leads their life. This interaction with a family helps you communicate better, faster and allows you to pick up words and phrases used in daily situations. All families are English speaking and are happy to share all of Washington’s cultural and traditional aspects with you!
There is no typical homestay in Washington. Some homes are single standing homes, apartments or multifamily homes.
Washington people come from all over the US and the world but all of them are American and call Washington home. Our host families reflect this diversity and include single people, couples, parents with children, and single-parent families.
Each room is furnished with a bed, desk, closet and waste paper basket. You will also have access to a shared bathroom.
Description of local area
Washington, DC is a very diverse city with people from all over America and from all over the world. As well as being a world famous capital city, it is also one of the oldest cities in the US, and is home to many beautiful buildings and historic neighborhoods.
The DC area is a great place to learn about government and politics, of course, but it also has other attractions. There is also a buzzing music scene, trendy shopping districts, the picturesque areas of Georgetown and Alexandria, and food that ranges from chili hot dogs to Ethiopian cuisine. Sports fans can easily enjoy watching baseball, football, basketball, soccer and ice hockey. There are also renowned theatres and concert venues and prestigious university campuses.
The District of Columbia (DC) itself is not so big, with a population of about 600,000 residents. The metropolitan area (or ‘Metro Area’) which includes the nearest parts of the states of Virginia and Maryland, such as Arlington and Alexandria, is home to over 6 million people. All our homestays are located in areas that are easily accessible via public transport.
Downtown Vs Metro Area
Downtown homestays are no more than a 40-commute commute to the school and typically require only one form of public transport, either bus or metro.
Metro Area homestays could be up to a one hour commute to the school and often require two forms of public transport such as bus and train.
Accommodation Arrival Day: Saturday
Accommodation Departure Day: Saturday