Do you have an extra furnished bedroom in your home that you’re planning to rent out? Consider hosting an international student for the ELS/Tacoma Homestay Program!

ELS/Tacoma, housed at the Downtown Campus of Bates Technical College, will provide each family a stipend to offset the costs of hosting our students. We’re looking for kind and respectable families to join our program. You can pick how long you’re willing to host a student (four weeks up to one year). We will conduct an in-person home visit and background checks for each family before we accept them into the ELS Homestay Program.

Call Chelsea Annis at 253.680.7172 or for any questions. Learn more about ELS/Tacoma at