Host Families Wanted For WSU Medical Students In Everett

February 23, 2018


Once again Washington State University is looking for host families here in Everett who can assist students attending the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine.

WSU Students will study and gain clinical experience at one of four campuses located across the state in Everett, Spokane, the Tri-Cities, and Vancouver. Students will spend the majority of their first two years on the Spokane campus for their classes, however, there will be six individual weeks, called ‘clinical intersessions’, during the first two years that the Everett students will be in their “home town” (the city they will be assigned to for their third and fourth years).

In order to welcome, support, and orient students, WSU is looking for families and individuals in Everett who would be willing to host a student during the six clinical intersession weeks from September 2018 through March 2020. The dates of intersession weeks are:

September 2-8, 2018
November 25-December 1, 2018
March 24-30, 2019
August 18-24, 2019
November 17-23, 2019
March 8-14, 2020

Homestay Hosts will be assigned a student and will provide housing for them during each intersession week. In addition, they will be asked to plan activities or events during the intersession periods to introduce their student to members of the community.

For students that do not need housing during the intersession weeks, we will assign Community Hosts that will provide a similar connection to the community but not provide housing.

Homestay Hosts and Community Hosts will also be invited to participate in the College of Medicine Community Night to be held on Wednesday during every intersession week.

For a full list of our Host activities, please consult the WSU Host Duties Summary.

Now Accepting Host Applications for the 2018-2020 Period!

Host applications will only be available electronically. WSU will be accepting initial applications for consideration through June 4, 2018. Applications will go through an approval process and hosts will be notified by June 11th of approved participation. After June 11th, WSU may continue to accept applications on a rolling basis depending on need. The student matching process will begin later in the summer of 2018. If you would like to apply to become a Host for the class of 2022, please e-mail Kyle Holbrook ( and he will provide a link to the WSU application system.


We have answers.

A past student in Everett had this to say…

“I feel incredibly grateful to have bonded with my host family. I never expected to find hosts, a mentor, and loved ones all in one place. Having worked in the medical field themselves, my host parents and I bond over how similar our experiences have been. Sometimes the best remedy after a long day of medical school is returning to an actual home and having a home-cooked meal.”

– Kimberly Huynh, Everett Learning Student

You can learn more about the program by watching this video.

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