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They may have only seen the frontier lifestyle in movies, but this weekend, international students get a glimpse of the Midwestern culture.
The Archway's gift shop was busy this weekend, but these aren't your typical tourists. These college students from four different countries are learning everything from Midwest corporate America to rural lifestyles while learning about each other.
Stops like this also give them the sense of the Midwest's living history.
"It's so much fun it's like the things you see in the movies, but you didn't think it was real. You didn't expect it to be," said Norwegian student Kristin Schanka. "Places like this, it's so much fun to see cowboys walking around, really fun."
"It's amazing. It's amazing to see this and how well it is presented. It's also very nice, they made a very good display and you do live in an attractive," said Indian student Mudad Bhargava. "It's one look around and you learn everything about the history, it's very good."
The students will spend the rest of the weekend touring monuments in South Dakota before heading back to Omaha.