American Studies Leipzig Blogs

The Study-Abroad Blog is a platform for our students to share their study abroad adventure. Every ASL students currently spending a semester in the US can contribute. It is a space to discuss the enriching experiences or reflect on the challenging moments of studying abroad.

The BA-Plus Blog (2010-2017) captures impressions, adventures, and challenges which fellows of the program recorded during their stay in Ohio. The blog is part of the BA-Plus Transatlantic Capstone Program at American Studies Leipzig, which sends students to the Global Leadership Center at Ohio University for an additional year of studies. The program is made possible by the support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF).

The 2013 Study Tour took students from American Studies Leipzig and the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland to Houston, Texas. Under the title “Immigration, Religion, and Citizenship” they explored the diversity of the city and wrote about their experiences in their blog.

The participants of the 2011 Study Tour “African Americans in the South: Traditions and Contemporary Challenges” wrote a blog on their experiences in South Carolina and New Orleans. The tour was a cooperation of the institutes of American Studies and Ethnology in Leipzig and the institute of American Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland.

Members of the 2009 Study Tour “Immigration & Ethnicity” are also writing a blog. The study tour is a joint project of the American Studies Institutes of the University of Leipzig, Germany, and of the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. To check out their blog, please click here

The election08 blog was part of the interactive community of American Studies Leipzig, giving an European American Studies perspective on the 2008 US presidential election. Our most regular contributions were by Caterina Rost, an American Studies Leipzig student traveling the United States during the campaign season.

Members of the 2006 Study Tour have also written a blog for their Study Tour. Twenty Students and Prof. Keil were in Texas to engage the theme of “Voluntarism, Diversity, and Civic Engagement.” To catch the blog, click here.