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Montana Showalter from the USA came to Germany on an exchange program called Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange (CBYX). During that year, she learnt a new language, dealt with culture shock, and had her YouTube channel become unexpectedly popular. And just as her stay was reaching its peak, she got the heartbreaking letter that she would have to return home due to the coronavirus crisis.
This episode of the podcast tells the story of Montana’s time in Germany, what it was like returning to the USA, and her YouTube success. We also talk about how Germany changed her.
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)