A geographic and interculturalist blog on education, life, language, and study abroad by Bettina Hansel, Director of Intercultural Education and Research of AFS International
Building an Empire From Tiny Stones
"Hi everyone, I'm Evan and I'm a 14-year-old aspiring poet and politician, and a summer 2013 outbound to Senegal with the CIEE Leadership Academy scholarship and a 2013-2014 outbound to Argentina with the Speedwell Foundation scholarship."
Blog of a Speedwell Scholar who visited France in 2013-2014.
A Year In Fashionable Italy
"Imagine yourself in a different country, that does not speak your language, where the customs are completely different. Scary right? That is exactly what I will be doing, traveling to Italy for 10 months by myself! Wish me luck on my fashionable travels!" Blog of a Speedwell Scholar in 2013-2014.
Lady in Spain
Blog of Speedwell Scholar's experience in Spain during 2012-2013
jet-lag gelato and julia
If you are looking for the blog by Julia McIntosh, then you have come to the right place! I am going to (fingers crossed) be keeping up with my blog throughout my entire Italian emersion from September 2016, to July 2017.
Life in Peru
Blog of Speedwell Scholar who visited Peru in 2012-2013
A Year in France
This blog gives people a general idea of a student exchange trip, full of tips and accounts of first hand experience. Readers will hopefully find it interesting, and those who are considering going abroad will hopefully be encouraged to do just that. Studying abroad is an attainable goal.
My Life in Switzerland
"Hi! My name is Larissa, and I come from Pennsylvania. Welcome to my blog! Here is where I told the story of My Life in Switzerland as I spent my time abroad for a year. I lived with a host family during my junior year of high school, and learned how to live in all ways like a normal Swiss teenager. I hope you enjoy reading about my experiences!"