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Exchange student reflects on time in Smithville
Dillen to return to Belgium soon
Exchange student Louise Dillen was featured in her local newspaper upon her departure from Belgium to spend a year with Loree and Clint Hall in Smithville.
Coming to the United States as an exchange student could be a frightening prospect, but 16-year-old Louise Dillen seems to have taken it all in stride. Dillen is from Ostend, Belgium, and is nearing the end of her stay with Clint and Loree Hall of Smithville. Dillen has been in the US since last June, and as the day of her return home on June 4 nears, she spoke with the Review on subjects such as the differences between Tennessee and Belgium, and whether Dairy Queen Blizzards are a suitable substitute for Belgian chocolate.