“Host family services in DC?”

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“Dear PoPville,

I have a colleague who will be visiting D.C. from West Africa to take an intensive English course. She will be coming with her 6-year old daughter and is interested in staying with a host family so she can practice English. I’m wondering if anyone has had any luck with host family services in D.C. Does anyone know of any affordable services where she can be matched with a safe family?”

2 Comment

  • Why isn’t her program handling this? It seems basic and essential. If any “course” is offering intensive English for foreign guests without offering housing advice, I would not trust them for anything. Especially for someone with a child. Seriously? A dozen red flags here!!!

  • If she’s in DC with the child for more than a few weeks, the child will have to be in school. If she’s denied enrollment because of the visa she has, she should just say she has none. But a 6 year old needs to be in school.