Housing & Transportation


International students have a number of options for housing around LWTech base on your personal need and lifestyle. Housing options include: homestay, shared housing, or apartments. We strongly recommend that students who are 16 or 17 live with a host family. Students and parents/legal guardians are responsible for making housing decisions and arrangements. LWTech provides resources to assist with finding housing, but cannot make housing arrangements for applicants, nor monitor individual living arrangements.

Homestay Agencies

Living with an American host family gives students the opportunity to practice their English and make lifelong friends. The providers listed below offer a variety of options. To arrange a homestay, you will need to contact an agency directly to make all of the arrangements. Airport pickup service is provided through your homestay provider (please check their website for details).


Apartment/Shared Housing

USA International, Inc.

Address: 9614 NE 201st ST
Bothell, WA 98011 USA
(425) 483-5974 

  • Apply at least 30 days before arrival
  • Students 16 years of age or older may apply 

Independent Housing Options

There are several apartment homes near the Kirkland campus. Living in an apartment gives a student the ability to live independently. Keep in mind that renting an apartment may involve a fixed-term lease. There are services to help international students find an apartment before you arrive. 

More Resources

In My Area is a free resource helping students, workers, and extended stay visitors find providers and compare utilities services (Internet, cable, home services) available in your area. Find out which internet providers are available in your area, along with the plans, speeds, and features they offer.

Airport Transportation 

Arriving in Seattle (Seattle-Tacoma International Airport)

If you arranged housing through one of the homestay agencies, airport pick-up can be arranged as part of the service.  You will be met at the airport by the agency or host family. Be sure to keep in close contact with your homestay agency regarding flight arrival information.

Airport Shuttle

Shuttle Express provides reasonably priced airport transfer service to the Kirkland area. If you need an airport transfer when you arrive in Seattle, or returning to the airport, simply click on the link below to conveniently make a reservation online. We recommend you schedule your transfer as soon as you have your flight and housing information.