A local group is hoping to find a couple of families to house a foreign exchange student as soon as next school year.
Clinton Rotarian Tom Reddington heads the foreign exchange program for the Clinton Rotary Club and explains they need a family that would take in a teen and help them learn the American culture and also learn about their culture. Their hope is the student becomes part of your family.
To become a host-family, Reddington explains there is a little bit of a process. There is a background check, with an interview but they would have a support system through Rotary.
An exchange student will spend a little less than a year in the United States, however, Reddington indicates that student will not spend the whole time with one family. He indicates they ask for around four months for a family to take on a student.
If you might be interested in hosting a foreign exchange student, contact Reddington at 309-838-4072. He indicates they are actively seeking families for a potential student to come to Clinton in the fall.