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Hello from Chicago!

My name is Caroline, and I’m an 18-year-old from Chicago. I just graduated high school, and am taking a gap semester before starting school at Colorado College in January. I’m so excited to begin this amazing journey with you all!

I first travelled to India in the summer of 2017, and spent time teaching English in a small school in Rajasthan. I really enjoyed my time in India, and I left with the feeling that after just a month there, I had only scratched the surface of what India had to offer. After I decided to take a gap semester, I made the (very easy!) decision to return to India with the hopes of learning more Hindi and exploring new parts of the country. I am so excited to be returning this year to experience more of this amazing culture with you all!

I first realized that I loved travelling and learning languages in high school, when I went abroad to Germany and lived in Berlin with a host family for a semester. Ever since that experience, I made it a (slightly crazy) goal to travel to every single country in the world, and hopefully learn a few more languages in the process.

Some fun facts about me:

  • I love outdoor sports, as well as just working out in general. Some of my favorites include skiing, trekking/ backpacking, running, Crossfit and HIIT.
  • I’m bilingual (in English and German), and am a huge advocate for better bilingual education in the U.S.
  • I worked at a wilderness camp in Vermont this past summer, and spent a lot of time leading 9-14 year olds on backpacking trips through the Green/White Mountains. I’m especially looking forward to getting back on trail in the Himalayas!

See you on Saturday!