International English Center seeks host families

By Staff

For over 40 years, the International English Center (IEC) at the University of Colorado Boulder has welcomed international teens, undergraduate and graduate level students, providing a safe, nurturing and dynamic environment where students develop their English language skills, explore U.S. culture and connect with other students from around the world.

The IEC is looking for local families to welcome international students as members of their families. Host families are required to provide well-balanced meals, reasonable use of the home and amenities, and transportation as necessary. 

By opening your home to an international student, you open a student’s eyes to life in the U.S., helping to foster cross-cultural communication and understanding. The student becomes a part of your family, creating a lifelong friendship.

Those interested in becoming a homestay family must submit an application, complete a criminal background check, provide two non-relative personal references and permit an annual in-home, in-person interview.

Please feel free to share this information with colleagues, friends and neighbors.

For more information or to apply, email Eriko Yatabe-Waldock at or call 303-735-9590.

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