This section of the Speedwell Foundation AFS Study Abroad Scholarship website provides information related to the programs, including blog posts by current and recent students, upcoming AFS events and webminars, interviews with current and alumni Speedwell scholars and related links.  If you see a link or resource you think should be added, please contact us.


Alison Savage at the 2014 Picnic

Alison Savage was awarded the first Speedwell AFS Study Abroad Scholarship and visited Iceland in 2007. She spoke at the Speedwell AFS Scholarship Picnic on August 4, 2014, thanking Jenny Messner for all the scholarships and addressing students about to start their year abroad.

Jenny Messner Remarks

Jenny Messner shares about starting the Speedwell AFS Scholarships in the face of 9-11 and how valuable the experience has proven for students.

Emily Sausman Interview

Emily Sausman visited Germany in 2013-2014. In addition to language, she talks about her interest in different cultures and becoming more culturally aware.

Event Photos

Latest Blog Posts

Blog posts syndicated from Speedwell AFS Scholars who are currently studying abroad.

52 Journal Prompts

November 20, 2017


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

30 Day Know Yourself Challenge

November 20, 2017


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
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.