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Photo by Jackie Grumish German student Julia Rehbein, 16, is studying one year in New Richmond as part of a foreign exchange program. Rehbein said she decided to come to America to better her English, which is required for graduation in Germany.

German exchange student enjoys high school facility

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German Julia Rehbein decided she wanted to study abroad after bonding with a foreign exchange student from New Zealand.

"She told us how fun it was and got us excited about it," she said.


That's when Rehbein, 16, and her friends decided they wanted to come to America for a year of schooling.

"My father didn't want me to go," she said. "I got all the information and gave it to him, but when I asked him if he read it, he never did. Finally he did."

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Jackie Grumish
Jackie Grumish has been a reporter with the New Richmond News since 2008. She holds degrees in journalism and fine art from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill. Before coming to New Richmond, Jackie worked as the city government reporter at a daily newspaper in Aberdeen, S.D. 
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