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

Weihnachten in Deutschland

December 23, 2013
It’s finally my favorite time of year: Christmas! However, I noticed that Christmas in Germany is celebrated a lot different as it’s celebrated in the US. Christmas here in Germany is celebrated on December 24 (Heiligabend “Holy Evening”. The 25th and 26th of December are the first and second days of Christmas, which are the days for relatives to visit.


November 26, 2013

On Sunday, I went to Frankfurt and to a curry wurst restaurant called Bestworscht. There you can order curry wurst with different levels of spiciness: A to F (A being the least and F being the spiciest). A couple years ago, I wasn’t able to eat any spicy foods at all. But maybe two or three years ago, I built up my tolerance to spicy foods, and now I love to eat spicy food.  Anyways.. I ordered a B+-which is the third level on the scale. The first bite was really spicy, and then the rest I couldn’t taste the spiciness at all. With it, I had french fries with ketchup and mayonnaise.

One Dream

November 24, 2013
Author: (Ray Jenkins)

Gedanken und Meinungen

November 15, 2013

Ich wohne schon in Deutschland seit twei Monate. Ich habe viel Unterschiede zwischen amerikanischen Kultur und deutschen Kultur gemerkt, und unten steht meine Gedanken und Meinungen von meiner Beobactungen.

I’ve already been in Deutschland for 2 months. I’ve noticed a lot of differences between American and German cultures, and below are my thoughts and opinions from of my observations: