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Submitted photo 2010 Perham High School graduate Emily Wurgler stands at the bottom of Mount Esja in Iceland, where she is staying and studying for six weeks, learning more about her Icelandic heritage.

Six weeks in Iceland: Perham grad discovers heritage, adventure

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Most college students’ summer plans center around a part-time job, internship, or a vacation or three.

Emily Wurgler, a 2010 graduate of Perham High School and current senior at Concordia College in Moorhead, has found a way to combine elements of all three – she is going on the “Snorri” program, a six-week trip to Iceland that’s part study abroad trip and part work-study program, all designed to help her and 14 other students of Icelandic descent discover their shared heritage.


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