An interview with one of our Homestay in Oxford Zena and David Hurn.
How long have you been hosting for?
We have been hosting for well over 20 years. Even when the children were at home.
Why did you choose to become a homestay family?
We enjoy meeting new people from different countries. Learning about the way they live and their cultures. Also, if it is the first time they have left their country we can gently teach them the way things are done here.
What do you enjoy about hosting international students?
Much for the reasons stated above – meeting people and learning about their cultures.
What would you say to a student considering a homestay experience in Oxford?
With Oxford being a university town, you have the prestige of learning here. Also it’s almost as if Oxford is ready for students and accommodates their needs.