Home sought for exchange

Andrew Mathieson
GERMAN exchange student Constantin Hoher is too young to remember Home Alone.
But the 16-year-old is reliving the premise for the classic comedy flick since relocating to Geelong a month ago.
Constantin will soon be stranded without a family after his hosts accepted an unexpected job offer in the United States.
Despite finding out on Tuesday, the Berlin teenager is taking the shock news in his stride.
“I’m a bit more relaxed now,” Constantin said yesterday.
“It’s going to be all right, I’m sure.”
Constantin said it would be “perfect” if he could remain at North Geelong Secondary College after making new friends at the school.
Exchange program coordinator Ian Watkins said Constantin would be forced to relocate to the Watkins family home on the Mornington Peninsula unless he found a host by early April.
“There’s still a bit to be done beforehand. We’ve got to interview the parents, make sure they’re suitable and get references.” Mr Watkins said.
“It’s not just pocketing him in a house and hoping.”
Mr Watkins said hosting Constantin would be a “great cultural experience”.
“Con’s a great guy,” Mr Watkins said.
He asked potential hosts to phone him on 0401 140 409.