exchange student

By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Swedish born Oskar Nilsson traveled 4,120 miles to be an exchange student in Pierz. At age 18, he is considered a senior and will be graduating with the Pierz class of 2015. But when he returns home, he will be required to finish his last year of school in Sweden. While [...]

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David Schiffler right at home with Tom and Joan Fussy  by Jennie Zeitler, Staff Writer Spending a few months as a foreign exchange student was a valuable enough experience for David Schiffler of Bremen, Germany that he was willing to give up his first-place class ranking in Bremen to do it. His classes at Royalton High [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer Yang Wang Jiang, or better known as Iker, came to Morrison County from Xi’an, China, to learn about American culture. “I heard it was a nation of freedoms and have found that true,” he said. “I also wanted to see the strongest country in the world.” Iker, a name chosen from [...]

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By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com ASSE exchange student Jennifer Kuka, 15, is living in the Buckman area and attending Pierz Healy High School. Kuka is from a small town outside of Frankfurt, Germany called Oberursel, which is still considerably larger than Pierz. “Oberursel has about 30,000 people, while the Frankfurt metropolitan region has more than [...]

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By SARAH LIDEEN, Staff Writer The Gunderson family isn’t new to hosting exchange students. In December 2011, they brought in their third student, Johanna Verholen from Northwest Germany. “I grew up with exchange students, so it’s pretty natural for me,” said Tina Gunderson. “It’s a pretty big commitment.” Verholen arrived in America in August and enrolled [...]

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Jirapat Thanaratsuttikun is enjoying living in a small town By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com Jirapat Thanaratsuttikun, 16, is a sophomore at Little Falls Community High School. His American name is Kenny and he traveled approximately 8,200 miles from Bangkok, Thailand, to attend school in the United States as an exchange student. “I came because my [...]

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Daifeng Tan is spending his junior year at the Little Falls Community High School By Tina Snell, Staff Writer tina.snell@mcrecord.com Daifeng Tan, or better known to his friends in Little Falls as Hunter, is spending his junior year in Little Falls. He has traveled more than 7,000 miles to be part of the exchange student program. Hunter comes [...]

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