May 17, 2020

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

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

Montana Showalter’s YouTube success, her time in Germany, returning home due to the coronavirus crisis, and the ways that Germany changed her.

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:

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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