Frequently Asked Questions

  • What will the food be like?

    Homestay students are usually surprised at how much they enjoy the meals that Lyn prepares.  She enjoys preparing dishes that reflect having lived in many cultures of the world, and students are happy with both the variety and freshness. She likes to cook!  We look forward to trying the food from your country.  Please note: While we are able to accommodate some allergies or restrictions, our food is not halal.

  • If I have restrictions on what I can eat, can I have a homestay?

    Almost always, yes. Simply state your needs on your Application and we will discuss it with you. For special requests, see the Guidelines for Accommodating Dietary Restrictions. Please note that we do not purchase halal meats. 

  • How can I eat my non-homestay meals?

    We will provide space to store your personal food for lunches and non-homestay dinners. You may also use the microwave to heat food when Lyn is not serving a family-style dinner. In addition, the Philadelphia area is full of delightful, inexpensive restaurants and food trucks of every variety designed for busy students. You may eat in one of the fabulous area restaurants or use a take-out service and enjoy your meal in our kitchen. No food is to be consumed in the bedrooms!