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International student host family

International Student Housing

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

Host Family

Host families are a great way for students to learn about American culture, practice English, and experience daily life in the U.S. Students pay $475 per month for a private bedroom 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.

College Housing

Centralia College has one- and two-bedroom apartment options available to international students. Students must sign a Student Housing Contract after arrival and are responsible for paying rent for at least one term (approx. 3 months) 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 $225 damage/security deposit once their visa has been approved. A portion of the deposit ($200) is refundable upon checkout if there is no damage and no fees are owed. Please contact our office for current rental rates.

Local Area Apartments

Apartments in this area usually have two bedrooms and are unfurnished. The rent generally ranges from $400-800 per month and may require a damage deposit and last month’s rent. 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