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Community Spotlight: Exchanging cultures

Posted: Thursday, Sep 27th, 2012

Creig P. Sherburne/Atascadero News • Felicia Olofssonn, bottom right, takes a moment for the camera with her host parents, Tammy and Steve Hendricks. Olofssonn is here from Sweden as an exchange student.

Felicia Olofssonn got her first-ever pair of flip-flops last month.

That might seem like a huge oversight — how does any 16-year-old girl in California go so long without flip-flops? By not being Californian, that’s how. Felicia is a Swedish exchange student who lives with a host family in Atascadero. She’s been in the United States for two months.

“It’s a cool thing to do and it’s a life experience,” Felicia said. “It’s really hot here.”

For the complete article see the 09-28-2012 issue.

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