Speedwell Scholar Interviews
Speedwell Scholarship recipients talk about their experiences before, during and after their trips abroad. Hear about what they've learned and their advice for those considering study abroad.
Life in Peru
Blog of Speedwell Scholar who visited Peru in 2012-2013
Speedwell Scholars Past and Present
List of current and past Speedwell AFS Study Abroad Scholarship awards, listed by year, country visited and high school. Includes links to personal blogs, interviews and news stories.
Carnival in Venice
"In Italy, as in many other parts of the world, Carnival is a huge, month-long celebration. As it happens, Venice holds one of the most beautiful Carnival celebrations out there. I had been told that our local AFS region would be going to this grand celebration, so when my host mom broke the news that they were planning a rip-off Carnival in a tiny city nearby, I knew that was not going to work for me. I had only one Carnival in Italy, and I was going to do it right."
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!"
The start of my Italian adventure
"However, despite how amazing Lititz is, I am in no hurry to come home. In fact, I will be gone for another eight months. I am spending this year "living it up" as an exchange student in the most beautiful country in Europe. That would be Italy. For this, I might be one of the luckiest young ladies in the world. I owe a huge thank-you to the Speedwell Foundation, who provided full-scholarships for three Warwick High School students, including myself, to become ambassadors for the U.S. through American Field Service (AFS)."
Today I Met A Human
Weaving a net of international connections with interesting people through travel. Tumblr blog
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.
Lady in Spain
Blog of Speedwell Scholar's experience in Spain during 2012-2013
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.