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The 2014 River Falls High School exchange students are shown with their advisor Christine Engel. From left are Anna Christensen, Denmark; Aranzazu Rodriguez, Mexico; Rafaella Florissi, Portugal; Renan Santanna, Brazil; Ana Santamarina Fernandez, Spain; Janne Liefold, Germany; and Engel. Santanna returned to Brazil after the holidays. Liefold was moved to a host family in the Twin Cities earlier in the school year. (Submitted photo)

Exchange student found her American dream

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Anna Christensen was looking for “the modern American dream” when she came to River Falls from the small village of Vognsild, Denmark.


“I just wanted to have the full experience of high school,” Christensen said.

Christensen is getting that experience at River Falls High School, thanks to an exchange trip through Rotary International.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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