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International student host family

International Student Housing

The International Programs staff works hard to locate safe, comfortable, and friendly housing for international students. Students have three housing options: host family, college-owned housing, or their own apartment. Select the preferred housing option on the International Student Application form. For all other questions, please contact our office.

Host Family

Living with a host family is a great way for students to learn about American culture, practice English, and experience daily life in the U.S. Students pay $525 per month for a private bedroom, Wi-Fi, and food. Host family houses are generally within 20 minutes from campus. To apply for a host family, students should complete the Host Family section on the International Student Application and pay the $125 non-refundable placement fee.

Campus Apartments

College Housing

Centralia College has 1- and 2-bedroom apartments available to international students. Students must sign a Student Housing Contract after arrival and are responsible for paying rent for the duration of their contract. Smoking and alcohol are not allowed in any college housing.

To apply for college housing, students should complete the College Housing section of the International Student Application and pay a $350 damage/security deposit once their visa has been approved. A portion of the deposit ($300) is refundable upon checkout if there is no damage and no fees are owed. The rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $525/month. The rent for a 2-bedroom shared apartment is $375/month.

Local Area Apartments

Apartments in Centralia usually have 1-2 bedrooms and are unfurnished. The rent ranges from $400-1,000 per month and typically requires a co-signer in the USA and a refundable damage deposit. Information on finding a local apartment is available in the International Programs office.

Contact International Programs

Laju Nankani
Centralia College
600 Centralia College Blvd.
Centralia WA 98531-4099 USA
Phone: +1 360-623-8965
Fax: +1 360-330-7503