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RERUN: Seven months as an exchange student in Germany (Montana Showalter from the USA)

//This episode was originally released on 18th May 2020//

Montana Showalter was an American high school student who went on an exchange program to Germany (called CBYX). At around the same time, she started a YouTube channel intended to document her experiences in Germany. Little did she know that her channel was about to blow up. In our interview, Montana discusses the differences in culture between the US and Germany, how coronavirus cut her Germany stay short, how Germany changed her, and of course, her YouTube success.

Watch her videos: Montana Showalter's YouTube channel

Two of her videos we mention in the interview:

  • "Who am I?" - A Personal Essay From My Exchange Year
  • Forced To Leave Germany (Statement Of Departure)

Montana on Instagram: Montana.Showalter

The exchange program Montana was on: CBYX CIEE

The festival in Passau that Montana mentioned: Passauer Dult

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