Student Blogs

The following blog posts are syndicated from recent Speedwell AFS Scholars who are currently studying abroad. These blogs currently include:

christinathepolyglot , GER , 2013
Janae Taft , FRA , 2016
Julia McIntosh , ITA , 2016
Naomi Rohrbaugh , ITA , 2016

latenights: I’m not about that “no feelings” shit. Fuck that. I feel deeply. I have a heart. I’m...

June 13, 2018

latenights:

I’m not about that “no feelings” shit. Fuck that. I feel deeply. I have a heart. I’m human. Things affect me dude.


hippiee: Isn’t it weird how you can actually feel the pain in your chest and stomach when...

May 28, 2018

hippiee:

Isn’t it weird how you can actually feel the pain in your chest and stomach when something really hurts your feelings


52 Journal Prompts

November 20, 2017

coffeeandapoem:

Perfect for your weekly spreads! (or any spreads really just use them however you want)

30 Day Know Yourself Challenge

November 20, 2017

bulletjournaling101:

This challenge is one that will help you think creatively about yourself. It’s important to understand yourself as a person and as a being in this world. Really think about your answers and how you want to answer these questions.

Here’s my set up. I kept it pretty simple for this challenge.

L'Année Terminale!!!

August 21, 2017
Author: 
janae taft
La conduite, les devoirs, le lycée, et le travail constituent ma vie en ce moment en retrouvant mon rythme normal. C’est bizarre de dire cela parce que ce n’est pas vraiment un rythme normal après mon année en France, mais je peux finalement m’adapter un peu plus depuis la reprise de mon lycée.

"Home" But Not Home

August 6, 2017
Author: 
janae taft

     Wow, so this is what it's like to be back from exchange: the constant pang of homesickness for foods, customs and people that were once so foreign but are now so normal, the readjustment to habits that were different for a year, and the text messages going the opposite direction. Suddenly, again, I realize it's all just a dream. I always read about other students returning from exchange, but I never thought I'd be in their shoes so soon. Here I am, not the "American exchange student" anymore, but the "American who was an exchange student."

I LIVED!!!

July 7, 2017
Author: 
janae taft

      Well, this is it. The day is almost here. In just a few hours, I will say goodbye to my family and best friends in order to return to my family and friends. For the past 309 days, I've had the honor of being an exchange student. During that time period, I've stumbled through my second language every day until I came to master it. I've come to know and appreciate a way of living that in some ways is so very different from my own...and that of my native country's. People from all around the world came to hold a very dear place in my heart in such a short amount of time.