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Wedding Season in Banaras

We-Team!, Instructor

This weekend our group had the good fortune of attending the wedding of one of Saurabh’s relatives. Students had the opportunity to dress up and join the groom’s wedding procession, which was full of music, dancing, and general......Read More

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Daily Intentions

Ellen Israel, Participant

My journey has barely begun and I can already say that my assumptions about India, as a place and a people, have been challenged. Through train and car windows, and now on my own feet as I explore the city of Varanasi, I have seen many different......Read More

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First Impressions

Gideon Goldhagen, Participant

How have my perceptions changed? Both a lot, and very little. I came in with ideas, but nothing concrete. People are religious. Haven’t verified that one yet, depends on the place and person. India is more diverse than I could have possibly......Read More

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A Strange New World

Riley Slater, Participant

India is an expansive country with an uncanny amount of vast diversity. It’s hard to believe I’m actually here in the thick of it. When I first discovered I got accepted into the India semester I was overjoyed and filled with excitement. Then,......Read More

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Into Home-Stays We Go!

We-Team!, Instructor

Students have now had the chance to be with home-stay families and settle into their new rooms for two nights. Some experiences they have had include: watching Indian soap operas, having home-stay sisters and mothers help put on sari’s, having......Read More

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Arrived in Varanasi!

Anna G. Stevens, Participant

Hello! After almost a full day of travel, including our first overnight train experience, we have arrived in Varanasi. We are now settling in, getting clean, eating a full meal, and about to go on a neighborhood walk. More to come soon! -Anna,......Read More

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India

Wyatt Stombom, Participant

Yak of the Week

A voice comes over the loudspeaker. “You have arrived in New Delhi.  Thank you for flying United Airlines.” The voice simultaneously floods my thoughts with reassurance and dread.  No matter how many hours I have created and prepared myself......Read More

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Humble

Jessica Cruz, Participant

At first glance, India could be everything you may assume it to be. But these past couple of days the dragons and I have taken a couple steps forward into the picture and have reflected on the country through our own perspective, and not for just a......Read More

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exposure

Madison Beveridge, Participant

When my peers and I initially arrived in Delhi, we were greeted by a handful of new sounds, smells and people. As we were herded off through the beeping horns and cars, weaving in and out of lanes, the picture I had previously painted of India in my......Read More

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India group settling in

India Program Director, Instructor

Hi family and friends, Just a quick note to let you know that the India group is well settled in at their orientation site in the Himalayan foothills in the state of Uttarakhand. I have been in touch with the instructors, who let me know that the......Read More

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On Our Way!

Anna G. Stevens, Instructor

Hello friends, family, and loved ones! We have spent our first twenty-four hours together as a group and the excitement for being in India has only built. Our day was spent orienting to this country and the very busy city that we are currently in.......Read More

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Student Arrival in India

Instructor Team, Instructor

Namaste Family and Friends! This is a quick update to let you know that Himalayas to the Ganges River  Sring semester students flight has arrived in Delhi and they are now on their way to the hotel with I-Team.  We can’t wait to start our first......Read More

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India group is at the departure gate!

Admin Team, Dragons Admin

Here is a photo of our Spring 2018 India group. They have made it through security and are waiting at their gate in Newark to board their flight to Delhi, which is currently scheduled to depart on time! Safe travels everyone! Family & friends,......Read More

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Heyo!

Ruthie Colburn, Participant

Hi everyone! I’m Ruthie, 18 years old from New York City and I’m really looking forward to our time together. From afar, India seems like such a complex place so I’m feeling lucky we have a full 3 months to immerse ourselves. I’m most......Read More

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Final Departure Reminders!

Carin, Dragons Admin

The time has finally arrived – you’re heading off to India for an amazing 3 month adventure! We are so excited for you! Please read the following information carefully, as it contains all the details you’ll need for a successful,......Read More