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

Italy week 3: SO MUCH FOOD

October 2, 2016
Author: 
naomi rohrbaugh

Italy week 2: Holi festival

September 26, 2016
Author: 
naomi rohrbaugh

Pierogi: A Polish Food

September 23, 2016
Author: 
christinathepolyglot

After a five month hiatus, I’m  finally back…to inform you about one of my favorite foods: pierogies! So if you love pierogies as much as I do, then here’s a little history about them.

Pierogi is plural for the Polish word pierog. They are dumplings that are filled with mashed potatoes, cheese, veggies, and/or meats, and are either boiled or deep-fried.

2 Weeks in Italy

September 22, 2016
Ciao amici!
          Today marks the 13th day I have been here in Modica, Italy, and I am in love with it!  From the wonderful people and delicious food, to the beautiful landscapes and historic architecture, Sicily has it all! BTW I promise I am not advertising for Italy...
          Anyway, I live in the town called Modica, located in the Southeast corner of the island Sicily.  My town is a pretty popular touristic city and it is no wonder because it is so gorgeous as you can see!

Italia week 1: I guess I live in Italy now

September 20, 2016
Author: 
naomi rohrbaugh

Orientations and first few days

September 15, 2016
Author: 
naomi rohrbaugh

Packing for my Year in Italy

September 2, 2016
Author: 
Don't Leave Your Account Open Dong Inhaler

Day in My Life Mechanicsburg

August 24, 2016
Author: 
naomi rohrbaugh

Preparing For France 

June 2, 2016
Author: 
janae taft

Preparing For France

t-minus 114 days

May 15, 2016
Hello friends! 

2 months left..

May 10, 2016

I have a little less than 2 months left here in Austria. I think about going home and I get sad and happy at the same time. One, because I am going to miss the friends and family I have come to know and love. And secondly I will get to see my friends and family that I haven’t seen in a while. I have made a bucket list for the things I want to do and see before my time is up because I know the end will sneak up on me very quickly. I plan on getting everything on th list done so I can go home with no regrets.

2 months left..

May 10, 2016

I have a little less than 2 months left here in Austria. I think about going home and I get sad and happy at the same time. One, because I am going to miss the friends and family I have come to know and love. And secondly I will get to see my friends and family that I haven’t seen in a while. I have made a bucket list for the things I want to do and see before my time is up because I know the end will sneak up on me very quickly. I plan on getting everything on th list done so I can go home with no regrets.