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Indian Weddings

Ellie Edwards, Participant

Indian weddings are full of color. The bride wears a red sari with gold embroidery, symbolizing commitment, spirituality, and fertility. Indian weddings usually last for several days, and the date and place are chosen according to Hindu astrology.......Read More

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Taj Mahal

Helen Griffith, Participant

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum of white marble that stands on the southern bank of the Yamuna River in Agra, India. It was commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his beloved wife. The building is considered to be one of the......Read More

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Languages of India

Megan Murphy, Participant

India has the second most languages spoken in the world, with 122 major languages and 1599 others. Its languages divide into two different subsets: Indo-Aryan and Dravidian. Indo-Aryan language was first recorded in the Vedas, with Sanskrit.......Read More

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Corruption in India

Emma Ryan, Participant

Corruption in Modern India has 3 main origins: public sector pay and powers, the tax collecting system, and campaign financing. The corruption coming from public sector pay and powers started when the British took over large sections of India in the......Read More

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Introduction

Caroline Kiesling, Participant

My name is Caroline Kiesling and I am a senior at Harpeth Hall. I have lived in Nashville for about three years with my parents, my two older brothers, and our golden retriever. On this trip, I am most looking forward to learning about the history......Read More

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Introduction

Margot May, Participant

Hello! My name is Margot. I am a senior at Harpeth Hall. I am the youngest of three girls. Since I am surrounded by so many women at school and at home, gender equality is something that is extremely important to me. I am eager to learn about women......Read More

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Introductions

Sydney Clayton, Participant

Hi! My name is Sydney Clayton and I’m a senior at Harpeth Hall. I’m the oldest sibling in my family with an 11th grade brother and a 6th grade sister who also goes to Harpeth Hall. I love music, reading, photography, and (shocker)......Read More

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Introduction

Augusta Bryan, Participant

Hi! My name is Augusta, and I am a senior at Harpeth Hall. I am the middle child of three siblings—I have an older sister who lives in California and a younger brother who is a sophomore. I also have a very large extended family. Some things I......Read More

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Introduction

McKenzie Darnell, Participant

Hello! My name is McKenzie Darnell, and I am a senior at Harpeth Hall. I have a plethora of interests, from Mock Trial, to Theater, to Biology, but I enjoy learning languages the most. I have been taking French for the past eight years and Spanish......Read More

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HH Instructor

Buffy Baker, Participant

Hello this is Buffy! My students refer to me as CB or Coach Baker. I am married to Eric Cummings and we have 3 kids ages 16,13 & 10. I was a college coach for 15 years, a postural therapist, Outward Bound instructor, and now a high school......Read More

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Introduction

Eric Cummings, Participant

I am getting excited for this trip finally, as work pressures allow me the “bandwidth” to focus in on the details of being part of a 2-organization team taking such a large group overseas. I’ve introduced myself to parents and......Read More

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Introduction

Caroline Ryan, Participant

Hi! My name is Caroline and I am currently a senior at Harpeth Hall. I absolutely love traveling so I am beyond excited to have the opportunity to travel to India! Some of my goals for this trip include being open-minded, being present, and being......Read More

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Introduction

Emma Ryan, Participant

Hi! My name is Emma, and I’m a senior at Harpeth Hall. I have a younger sister who is a freshman, and I enjoy running, photography, and spending time with my friends and family. I love traveling, and I’m so so excited to have the......Read More

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Introduction – Maggie

Maggie Tattersfield, Participant

Hello! My name is Maggie Tattersfield, and I am a senior at Harpeth Hall. At Harpeth Hall, I am President of the Mock Trial team, and I plan on pursuing a pre-law track in college. I am an aspiring ceramicist, and I love wheel-throwing bowls, cups,......Read More

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Our Journey

Instructors, Participant

Hello friends! In about ten days, you’ll be touching down in India. Are you excited? We are! We’ve enjoyed reading your introductions and getting to know a little bit about each of you before we meet in person in Delhi. If you......Read More

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Packing List Update!

Instructors, Participant

Hello beautiful travellers and Merry Christmas! Very soon we will all start our travels in India! We are so excited and hope you are as well. We thought we would post a yak with a packing list and some general packing tips that will help you as you......Read More