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A sadu sitting along the ghats of the Ganges River. Photo by Jen Goings, India Semester.

Hello!

Hello,

My name is Chisom Obiora and I am a rising junior at the Thacher school. I live in LA and I am excited for this trip. Regarding your last question:

“What drives you to want to experience India? What aspect of Indian culture and/or community are you most interested in?”

I mostly want to experience a culture that is very different than the one I grew accustomed to. At least for the two different cultures I grew up with, the American culture and the Nigerian culture. I want to understand the similarities, if any, and the differences between the American and Indian cultures since they manifested from opposite sides of the world. I am most interested in learning about the religion that grew in India.