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A year in River Falls is just one of many travels ahead for RFHS exchange student Aranzazu Rodriguez. The senior hails from Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco, Mexico. She is staying with Troy and Tonja Lesmeister. (River Falls Journal photo by Gretta Stark)

Exchange student makes travel her mission

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River Falls High school exchange student Aranzazu (Aranza) Rodriguez hopes her year in the U.S. will help her improve her English pronunciation. She is trying to prepare for a career in the tourism industry.


“I want to have the perfect English and American accent,” Rodriguez said. “I’m learning every day.”

She’s also in French II at RFHS and hopes to learn Chinese someday. She said learning more languages will help in a tourism career.

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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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