Housing Information

Shoreline Community College is a non-residential campus, which means that students commute to school from private homes or apartments in the local community. International Education can assist international students by informing them about what to expect, what kinds of questions to ask, and what to look for in searching for housing.


International students at Shoreline Community College are encouraged to begin their experience in the United States by doing a "homestay," which means living with a local, American family. The homestay environment can provide additional support with cultural adjustment and airport pick-up, as well as facilitating language learning.

Shoreline recommends three organizations: ABODE, American Homestay Network and USA International, Inc.


20126 Ballinger Way NE #84 
Shoreline, WA 98155 
Phone: 206-527-8654
Fax: 206-524- 7780
Homestay Application Form

American Homestay Network

8201 164th Ave. NE  Suite 200
Redmond, WA  98052
Phone: 888-268-1903
Homestay Application Form

USA International, Inc.

9614 NE 201st Street
Bothell, WA 98011
Phone: 425-483-5974
Fax: 425-485-1891
Homestay Application Form

We strongly encourage you to apply for a homestay as soon as possible once you are admitted to Shoreline. All three homestay organizations above have refund policies for students whose visas are denied. ABODE offers a full application fee and deposit refund to students who show their visa denial letter from a U.S. Embassy or Consulate. With American Homestay Network, all homestay fees are refundable except for the $150 application fee. USA International, Inc., will refund the application fee and deposit, but charges a $25 transaction fee. You are encouraged to contact the organizations directly if you have any questions.


For non-homestay options, you can search online for available rentals:

Information about the online rental information is not an endorsement of any of these publications or their contents. Shoreline Community College accepts no responsibility for services supplied by above organizations/companies/individuals.