UC Ingalls Hospice ad 728x90px 102621 1
Moraine Valley Community College needs families to host international students. (Supplied photo)

Moraine Valley Community College needs families to host international students. (Supplied photo)

Moraine Valley needs local residents to host international students

Learn about other countries while welcoming an international student into your home. Moraine Valley Community College’s International Student Affairs Department needs local residents to help integrate these students into the U.S. and provide a safe place for them to stay through the Host Home Program.

Hundreds of international students from countries such as Ireland, South Korea, Vietnam, Poland, Congo, Japan and Sweden enroll at Moraine Valley, and many are in host homes throughout the community. With more students expected at the college, many need a safe place to live and learn for a minimum of one semester. Students pay hosts a monthly fee determined by the college.

Living with a local family helps international students practice English, learn the American culture, acclimate to their new environment, and abate cultural shock and loneliness. Hosts also benefit by learning about another country, its language and culture, and contribute to the student’s success while building international relationships and helping them adjust to the new environment.

Community members can host more than one student but must own their own home, condo or property, have a washing machine and dryer, access to the internet, and a private bedroom available. The home should be within 15 minutes of walking to the college or near a bus line (#385, 381 or 379).

International students must follow the same Illinois COVID-19 mandates required for local students and must either be vaccinated or have weekly COVID-19 testing.

For more information on hosting an international student, email [email protected] or call 708-974-5443.

Leave a Comment





Local News

Planet Fitness held a ribbon cutting recently on its new location in Bridgeview. (Supplied photos)

Planet Fitness opens in Bridgeview

By Steve Metsch Calling it “a great addition to our community,” Bridgeview Mayor Steve Landek and village trustees recently celebrated the grand opening of Planet Fitness. The state-of-the-art fitness center opened on Oct. 27 at 8741-51 S. Harlem Ave. “Planet Fitness’s decision to invest in this facility shows their strong commitment and belief in the economic stability and vitality…

The Stagg Marching Chargers show off their skills on the field. (Supplied photo)

Stagg High School’s Fall Craft Show Returns Nov. 13-14

By Melinda Moore Live music performances will steal the show at the Stagg Music Boosters’ annual fall craft fair, which is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, at Stagg High School, 8015 W. 111th St. in Palos Hills. Madrigals will perform from…

Palos Heights Ald. Jerry McGovern, shown at a meeting earlier this year, is still peeved with a lack of post-construction progress at Crawford Park. (Photo by Jeff Vorva)

McGovern angry over mess left after water project

By Jeff Vorva Jerry McGovern was mad about it in the summer. He is madder about it in the fall. The Palos Height alderman (4th Ward) said he knows its important for sewer and water projects to be done in his area, but he is disgusted with having to wait so long for post-construction repairs…

Mary Stanek

Sharing our bounty with those less fortunate

By Mary Stanek Your correspondent in Archer Heights and West Elsdon 3808 W. 57th Place • (773) 284-7394 Our days are shorter and cooler, so when the weather is chilly its time to make chili! I already enjoyed one crockpot full of the deliciousness. The kitchen will smell wonderful, and you can warm up with…

kathyheadley2021

Sister Elizabeth Ann, a homegrown wall-of-famer

By Kathy Headley Your correspondent in Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor 6610 S. Francisco • (773) 776-7778 Recently, Villa Joseph Marie High School in Pennsylvania held their annual Wall of Fame ceremony. So, what does this have to do with Chicago Lawn and Marquette Manor? Well, one of our own was honored this year. In…

Karen Sala

Clocks fall back, Santa moves ahead

By Karen Sala Your correspondent in Gage Park (773) 471-1429 • [email protected] By now we’ve all has set our clocks back an hour and hopefully changed the batteries in smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. The furnace has been turned on, and we are set for winter. It won’t be long now and Santa will be…

Peggy Zabicki

Busy month at Envision Community Services

By Peggy Zabicki Your correspondent in West Lawn 3633 W. 60th Place • (773) 504-9327 Nov. 11 is Veterans Day. When first celebrated, Veterans Day was called Armistice Day. This day marked the end of World War I and was formally recognized on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. I thank America’s…

For the second consecutive season, the Gurrie Middle School Boys Cross Country Team placed in the IESA State Finals. Gurrie finished third overall with a team score of 111 points, just four points short of the state runner-up Tolono Unity. They earned their trip downstate by winning their Sectional Championship at St. James Farm in Warrenville on October 9 in a loaded field. (Supplied photo)

Gurrie cross country boys race to third at state finals

By Steve Metsch Only two teams in the entire state are better than the cross country boys from Gurrie Middle School in La Grange. Gurrie’s cross country boys team placed third in the Illinois Elementary School Association Class 2A state finals held Oct. 16 at Maxwell Park in Normal. This is the second straight season…

Students taking park in The Buddy Program at School District 104. (Supplied photo)

Buddy Program underway at SD 104

By Carol McGowan There’s a new kind of mentoring program underway at Graves Elementary and Heritage Middle schools in Summit. Maria Torres, a dual kindergarten teacher at Graves Elementary, and William Vavrin, the dual eighth-grade teacher at Heritage Middle School, are piloting a program they created called the Buddy Program. It’s a way for eighth-graders at…

Karla Miller (from left), Maddie Bruno and Maddie Donovan, all 14-year-old students at Evergreen Park Community High School, hold bags of clothes that have been donated as part of the freshman class clothing drive. (Supplied photo)

EPCHS freshmen hold clothing drive

By Kelly White Looking to keep others warm during the holiday season are students at Evergreen Park Community High School. Freshmen at the school, 9901 S. Kedzie Ave, Evergreen Park, held a clothing drive during the first week of November. “I wanted to help out the freshman class, get involved and help the less fortunate…

Neighbors

Northwestern Home Team 250x250 1
USALiquidators WebAd
Capitol Cast: Climate, Supreme Court and Redistricting

Capitol Cast: Climate, Supreme Court and Redistricting

Listen to the latest episode of Capitol Cast. Peter Hancock and Jerry Nowicki discuss Gov. JB Pritzker’s trip to the U.N. climate conference, an Illinois Supreme Court case concerning ride hailing services, and the latest developments in the legislative redistricting court cases. Capitol News Illinois · Climate, Supreme Court and Redistricting

GOP, advocacy groups submit changes to legislative district maps in court

GOP, advocacy groups submit changes to legislative district maps in court

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – Plaintiffs in three lawsuits challenging the new legislative district maps that Democrats pushed through the General Assembly earlier this year have submitted their proposed changes, which would create more Latino- and Black-majority districts in Cook County and the Metro East region. The latest filings, submitted to…

State Supreme Court asked to rule in case of woman allegedly raped by Lyft driver

State Supreme Court asked to rule in case of woman allegedly raped by Lyft driver

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The rideshare company Lyft argued before the Illinois Supreme Court Wednesday that a 2014 state law protects it from being held liable for the criminal actions of one of its drivers who allegedly raped a passenger in 2017. The case centers on the constitutionality of the…

Pritzker signs Health Care Right of Conscience change

Pritzker signs Health Care Right of Conscience change

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A new law in Illinois will soon clear the way for employers to enforce vaccination, testing and other mitigation measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The measure, Senate Bill 1169, amends the Illinois Health Care Right of Conscience Act, a 1977 law originally intended to…

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker pushes Illinois as EV leader at UN Climate Change Conference

CAPITOL RECAP: Pritzker pushes Illinois as EV leader at UN Climate Change Conference

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – As global leaders met in Glasgow, Scotland, over the past two weeks to discuss the effects of and potential policy solutions to climate change, Gov. JB Pritzker made the case in a pair of speaking events that Illinois is doing its part to counteract troubling climate trends. It was…

Pritzker makes Illinois pitch at world climate conference

Pritzker makes Illinois pitch at world climate conference

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – As global leaders met in Glasgow, Scotland, over the past two weeks to discuss the effects of and potential policy solutions to climate change, Gov. JB Pritzker made the case in a pair of speaking events that Illinois is doing its part to counteract troubling climate…

Application period for new round of rental assistance delayed one month

Application period for new round of rental assistance delayed one month

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The application period for a new round of financial assistance to renters through the Illinois Housing Development Authority will be delayed one month as the application portal undergoes additional testing, although funding remains available through other state programs. The latest round of funding, provided by the…

Redistricting lawsuit to be heard in early December

Redistricting lawsuit to be heard in early December

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – A three-judge federal court panel on Friday set the week of Dec. 6 as the time it will hear three consolidated cases challenging the new legislative district maps that were drawn by Democrats and signed into law by Gov. JB Pritzker earlier this year. During a…

Latest school report card shows impact of COVID-19 on learning

Latest school report card shows impact of COVID-19 on learning

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois [email protected] SPRINGFIELD – The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in significant drops in enrollment, academic performance and the likelihood of graduating high school on time, according to the latest school report card released recently by the Illinois State Board of Education. The report card is an annual report that tracks how…

CAPITOL RECAP: Gun violence a 'public health crisis,' governor says

CAPITOL RECAP: Gun violence a ‘public health crisis,’ governor says

By CAPITOL NEWS ILLINOIS SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker signed an executive order Monday, Nov. 1, classifying ongoing gun violence in Illinois as a public health crisis and announced his intent to include greater funding for violence-prevention initiatives in upcoming budgets. At a news conference in Chicago, Pritzker touted the Reimagine Public Safety Act which…

House Ad Subscription2
CRR NH Fireside Realty House Ad