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Are you interested in hosting international students?


St Clare’s Oxford is an educational charity founded in 1953 with the mission to advance international education and understanding. We are committed to providing students with an excellent educational and cultural experience during their stay with us. Our homestay providers play an important part within our community: they offer a safe, supportive and welcoming home for international students who choose to live with our local hosts.

We look for people who are keen to share a cultural exchange with our international students, and who can provide the following:

  • Single room with shared or private bathroom
  • Breakfast and dinner every day
  • Located within walking distance or a single bus ride to the college campus (OX2 7AL or OX3 6SU)

Disclosure and Barring Service checks will also be undertaken and paid for by the school.



  • Standard room with a shared bathroom–£205 per week
  • Superior room with a private bathroom–£270 per week

We offer you the flexibility to set your availability throughout the year and host our students from a minimum of 1 week to a full academic year.


1.  Read the guidelines for more information about hosting our students.

2. Complete the registration of interest form so we can find out more about you and your home.

3. Arrange a home visit we will be in touch to arrange a convenient time to visit. We enjoy meeting our hosts in their home, along with other household members. During the home visit, besides getting to know each other, we take photos, do a risk assessment, and ask to see important documents eg any gas safety certificate, driving licence and insurance papers (we’ll let you know in advance so that you can have these ready). We also ask for any details needed for DBS checks to be carried out on members of the household aged 16 and over.

4. Receive a homestay agreement and guidelines once checks are completed.

5. Undertake Safeguarding training when the agreement has been signed.

6. You are ready to host your first St Clare’s international student!

Please note: this process usually takes between 4-6 weeks


Contact us

Nadja Middleton, Accommodation and Welfare Officer

Telephone: +44 1865 517707

Email: nadja.middleton@stclares.ac.uk

Homestay provider

Please get in touch if you are interested in becoming a Homestay provider.


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