If you are planning to visit Oxford you have a number of accommodation options: an hotel, hostel, guest house, holiday rental, inn, Bed and Breakfast (B&B) or, of course, a homestay. But what is a homestay? In most forms of accommodation you normally arrive as a stranger and leave as a stranger. That doesn’t happen in homestay! You stay in a regular Oxford house with a living breathing real local family.
Of course staying with a host family varies from home to home but here are some features that you should expect in a homestay:
You will stay in a ‘real’ home not a place designed for tourists; you will be special - there will be few other guests staying.
Expect a friendly welcome and with the host trying to make your stay a happy one.
You will find a clean, tidy, safe and friendly environment.
You will experience normal day to day life of people who live in England – seeing into another culture.
You will be staying in an Oxford house – fairly central and with good transport links.
The experience can include language study with a qualified English language teacher.
Breakfast is provided and you normally eat the evening meal with your family hosts.