Thursday, November 26, 2015

Our Team

Elizabeth Walmsley
Elizabeth Walmsley

Elizabeth Walmsley – Co-owner, Managing Director

M.Ed (Adult) (UTS), TESOL Cert.

Elizabeth has worked in the international education industry for over 20 years and brings a wealth of experience and care to our clients.

Elizabeth has travelled extensively throughout Asia, including living in China and Taiwan for 5 years. Some of the other countries she has visited many times include Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Malaysia, as well as visiting Brazil, UK and France. She has stayed in homestay situations herself in some of these countries so feels that she can ‘place herself’ into the shoes of most visitors to Australia for the first time.

May Yung
May Yung

May (Mei-tzu) Yung – Co-owner, Director

B.Commerce (UWS), MBA (UTS)

May came to Sydney when she was a young teenager as an international student and completed her HSC, bachelor and MBA studies in Australia. During her studies, she stayed with a homestay for six years, they are now her second family. She is able to draw from her own past experience to assist students in various areas. May’s main role at Oz Homestay is business compliance and accounts management.

As a self-confessed foodie, May loves cooking and trying new foods.

Sarah Walmsley
Sarah Walmsley

Sarah Walmsley – Operations and Administration Manager

B.Arts (UWS), M. Arts/International Communication (MQ)

Sarah has extensive experience in Student Services and Study Abroad programs. Her primary roles with Oz Homestay are managing all Study Tours; Parent Nominated Carer checks and compliance; as well as organising all home inspections and airport transfers.

Sarah loves travelling and meeting people from different cultural backgrounds. She has lived and worked in Ireland, England, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China and has travelled extensively throughout Asia, Europe, North America and Northern Africa.

Sonya Walmsley
Sonya Walmsley

Sonya Walmsley – Sydney Northern District Coordinator

Sonya has extensive experience in commercial real estate and event coordination. She joined Oz Homestay in 2007 and she is responsible for the Northern Beaches / North Shore house inspections. Sonya and her family hosted students in the past and enjoyed the experience.

In her free time she likes to spend time with her family, going to the beach and playing tennis.

Leila Zhang
Leila Zhang

Leila Zhang - Administration Officer

Leila joined Oz Homestay Mid 2013 to assist with Parent Nominated screening checks and accounts. She has been as an international student in New Zealand when she was a teenager. After high school and she came to Sydney and completed her Bachelor of Commerce at Macquarie University majoring Accounting. She was active in several on-campus roles that help new and existing university students. With a passion of meeting and helping people, Leila enjoys volunteering, travelling, cooking and sports.

Doriana Schimschal
Doriana Schimschal

Doriana Schimschal - Homestay Co-ordinator

Doriana joined Oz Homestay in 2013 as a part-time Homestay Co-ordinator and is responsible for setting up new registrations, liaising with students and hosts for homestay placements and general administrative duties.

Born in Australia from migrant parents, Doriana understands cultural differences and needs. As a mother of 2 teenage children, Doriana understands how both teenagers and parents think on different matters and is able to assist with any questions or concerns that may arise.

Rodney Bryce
Rodney Bryce

Rodney Bryce – Sydney Southern District Coordinator

Rodney joined Oz Homestay in 2011 and he is responsible for the Sydney Southern District house inspections.

To book an appointment, please contact our office on 02 9325 6988 .


"Dear Mrs. Walmsley,

Julian arrived safely after his great experience in Australia and still has some difficulties to adapt to the German life. Michael and Janet were fantastic homestay parents. Your choice and family recommendation was really a very perfect match and this is the main reason, why Julian had his best time of his life."

Maya P.,
Germany March 2010


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"We have been a host family for many years and acknowledge Oz Homestay to be a truly professional organization of dependable, reliable and trustworthy character. Their friendly and helpful staff are always on hand at all times to answer any questions or solve any problems. We have had a long association with Oz Homestay and have no hesitation in recommending them to any other interested Host Family."

Jenny & Mark
Homestay Family - Frenchs Forest