“It will also be good if we could meet since you have been of tremendous help to me. Sheila is a very nice person and I feel just like home!”

—Patrick Obeng-Asiedu from Germany

“Thank you for your dedication and commitment to finding me the “right” roommate! Your service was professional and prompt. I will recommend Just Like Home to anyone needing your service.”

—Frances Eroraha from Leesbill, LA

“Thank you for introducing me to Joan and thank you for your patience.  I am having a great time!”

—Kimberly Cole from Austin, TX


“Thank you so much for arranging this! And thank YOU for making my Washington stay so wonderful! I really appreciate the comfort. I know where to send all my friends should they need accommodations!”

—Hershey Felder, Actor, George Gershwin Alone

“I’d like to say that we found Just Like Home friendly and efficient, and the accommodation was just what we required in a safe and convenient part of town. The room was kept very well and it was great having free calls and internet. I will certainly recommend you to other people staying in Washington. Thanks a lot and keep up the good work!”

—Angela Byrne, Medical Professional from Ireland

“Thank you for organizing the accommodation. It worked out perfectly without any problems. I will tell my colleagues about your site for when they are staying in Washington.”

—Dr. Ailbhe Tarrant from Ireland

“I have settled in and am extremely happy with my studio. It’s just what I needed. Thank you for all of your help. I am impressed by your organization…”

—Wendy Woodson, visiting professor at GW

“My company had arranged a temporary apartment for me, and I was to phone them when I arrived. Much to my surprise, my phone rang and it was them calling me. It was Andrea Grant at Just Like Home telling me that my apartment in Dupont Circle was ready. In fact, Just Like Home worked overtime to ensure that I was satisfied, even paying for a night in a hotel for me while they worked to prepare my apartment. I moved in to find everything immaculate and immediately I felt adjusted to my new city. Andrea even phoned me during the month to ask me if I was enjoying my stay. I cannot overstate how wonderful Andrea Grant was to me, and how professional Just Like Home was in its handling of my housing situation with them. I have and will continue to recommend Just Like Home without reservation.”

—Dominic Ciafardini of Roll Call

“I want to send a special thanks to Ms. Andrea Grant. She is polite, charming, and does her job very well. I have recommended using Just Like Home, to the owner of Bulldog Building Group any time we are working in the D.C. area.”

—M. E. Perkins

Host Families

“It was a real pleasure and joy to have hosted three international visitors from France and Morocco. I could not have asked for better homestay participants. They were like my family and I still regard them as such. We still continue to communicate by phone and e-mail at least twice a month. I have had invitations to visit them in their countries and I am told my ‘room is ready and waiting.’ I have received lovely gifts and lasting friendships.”

—Mable of Maryland

“John and I both want to express to you how delighted we are to be associated with your program. We have been hosts for foreign guests now for five years. When people ask us why we do this, we always say ‘Because it’s so much fun and because we meet the nicest people!’

“That’s the truth—we always learn something new—usually, lots of new things, and we always have fun just talking with our guests. Mostly, we gain a new perspective on what it means to be an American, from the viewpoint of people who are not.

“At this time of introspection, since the tragedy of September 11, we feel that the most patriotic thing we can do for our country is share what a great place this is, with foreign visitors. As Americans, we are all truly blessed, and John and I feel an obligation to share this with others. It’s nice that we are able to enjoy the process so much, because of programs like yours, which make it happen!

“We remain friends with almost all of our foreign visitors, and now have lots of friends all over the world. Participation in your program is one of the best things we have ever done!”

—Michele and John of Washington, DC

“The pleasure derived from being a host has been far beyond my expectation. At the outset I envisioned accommodating students and essentially providing for them meals and some conversation. Conversely, it has turned out to be a family-type situation where I have become so bonded with the students in such a short period of time. I think about them as my own and I miss them after they leave. Through phone calls and e-mails we remain in touch.”

—Alvin of Maryland

“We are truly in a win-win situation. The experience is out of this world. As a family we have grown in ways that we couldn’t even imagine.”

—Brinda of Alexandria, VA

“Just Like Home is a true partner. In referring our students to Andrea Grant and the services that she provides, we know that she will treat each individual with her special brand of caring and concern for their homestay experience in the United States.

“We have seen the devotion she has towards making each placement the ‘right’ one and we are so thankful to have someone with her level of professionalism providing this much needed service to our students!”

—Karen Decker, President, ICLS

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all you did for Miguel Angel and his daughter when they were in D.C. He said he really had a good time with you because you were so WONDERFUL!! With both of them! You found a nice family and they were very happy with them!! Thanks again for everything!!”

—Amanda (Agent), Bogotá Colombia

“Just Like Home is awesome! Their homestay service is personalized, professional and very responsive. Our students are very happy with the level of genuine care and attention. Adjusting to another culture and language can be difficult, but with the help of Just Like Home, our students are adjusting well to the American culture and learning English with greater ease and comfort.”

—Lianka Azulay, Lado International College