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Foreign exchange student experiences Ritzville

Cindy Julien returning home to France

RITZVILLE – This past school year, Cindy Julien, a foreign exchange student from France, took part in this rural community and gained firsthand experience of its culture.

Last August, Julien arrived from Sainte-Flour, a town of about 6,000 inhabitants in a mountainous region of central France. She hails from a small-town community where her parents and relatives are farmers.

As a result, her transition to life in Ritzville has not been a tremendous culture shock.

Previous foreign exchange students, some of whom lived in South Korea or Europe, often had different experiences. Some of those stud...


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