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A Neither Brief nor Rambling Intro

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…

Hi all, I’m Julia from Montgomery, NJ. Princeton is quite close to home, so I am extremely excited to be spending a year abroad. In my hometown, I attended a specialized school for medical science, spending my free time working closely with issues of gender empowerment as well as community involvement in local government.

In India, I am most excited to indulge in Indian cuisine (loyal vegeterveg that I am), travel, and truly immerse myself in the communities we will be a part of. My goal for these next nine months is to learn how to carry out effective, sustainable service that does not impose my own beliefs on those I am trying to help. I’ve learned that the people who I will meet will effect me much more than I impact them. Overall, I hope to spend this year learning about myself and Indian culture and taking advantage of all opportunities presented to me…

For the best of times can only come alongside the worst of times.