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Hi, my name is Shaye Hendricks, and I’m beyond excited to be traveling to India this January. In Nashville, I enjoy spending time with my friends, reading books, playing with my dogs, and playing guitar. I have an older sister in college, so right now, I’m the only child at home!

I’m most excited about interacting with the students at the Vatsalya school because I’m interested to see the differences between us. I definitely think the most challenging obstacle will be the language barrier, but I think we will be able to communicate through facial expressions, hand motions, and playing games.

My biggest worry is getting sick or letting my anxiety affect the way I enjoy my time in the country. I hope to combat this by taking time to enjoy every moment, and being willing to try new foods.

I am so excited to depart on this journey in just a few weeks!