A Quick Trip to the Mountains

The trip started out by almost missing the bus. I was traveling with two other friends and the one friend was extremely late. We did everything we could to hold the bus, but when I looked out I saw one of the men throwing my backpack onto the ground as they drove away. Luckily, our…

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Hi, I’m Katie :)

Hi, I’m Katie. I am going to be a senior here at Hanover in the fall and I am really excited about being able to blog for the College. If you are a member of the Business Scholars Program (BSP) or plan on it, you know that the summer internship for juniors is one of…

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Baby Steps

Traveling to a new city is fun, but traveling to a new city to live there for seven weeks? Scary. Almost weekly (ok … daily) during school, I call my mom. How do I do laundry? What happens if you eat undercooked chicken? Why does my stomach feel weird? What do I do when I…

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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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A Day in Pompei

Much too early in the morning, Brianna and I set out to get on the metro and then onto the train to take us to Napoli Centrale. Once there, we found a train which took us to Pompei. Sadly enough, the way to get on this Pompei train was not easy. The information desk is…

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