Difficult Reflections

My experience in India has been one of the most confusing and conflicting times of my life. Right now, I feel stuck. I’ve been going out and having fun more than focusing on school work. Hanging out with friends has become somewhat of an escape for me. It has been hard to emotionally handle all…

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Unity in Diversity

I am so excited to get into the full swing of my classes.  I know I’m going to learn so much about Indian culture, politics, and tradition through having a lived experience in India as well as taking sociological courses.  During my Population and Poverty course last Tuesday, the teacher explained a phenomenon that immediately…

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First two weeks

It’s been exactly 2 weeks since I first stepped foot in the vast and beautiful country of India.  I was exhausted from 25+ hours of traveling and a crazy 10 ½ hour time change from Indianapolis to Bangalore.  While I traveled on and off planes to India, I observed women rocking all colors of the rainbow,…

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Ready to take off!

It’s here! At 5am tomorrow morning I’ll be boarding on the 25 hour long flight to India. I am both very nervous and excited.  I don’t feel prepared mentally and emotionally, but then again how can you be prepared for the culture shock of being halfway across the world? Tomorrow I’ll start my journey in Indianapolis,…

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