To LAKE BIWA!

Robert Van Aartsen Japenese Major Ritsumeikan University, Japan Academic Year 2017-2018 The day started at the crack of 9:30 with excitement about the day’s excitement for a trip with friends to Lake Biwa. To be honest I had no idea what people wanted to do with going to the lake, I didn’t even really know…

Relaxing in Kochi – IndiBroncos 2017 Day 9

Samantha Nolan Integrated Supply Management Major India: Sustainability in the Developing World, Fall 2017 Our first full day in Cochin! We had breakfast at the Marriott and although I love the Indian food, we were all very excited to see they had pancakes, waffles and omelettes. Kochi, another name for Cochin, is more of a…

Powered by the Sun: Airports and Crops – IndiBroncos 2017 Day 7

Nirvana Houston Interdisciplinary Health Services Major Social Justice and Sustainability in India, Fall 2017 Today we said goodbye to the lovely Christ University. As we walked to breakfast, I took in all the beautiful scenery for one last time. Being able to watch the students practice their chants and dances is an experience I will…

Sorting Through Week 1 in Bangalore – IndiBroncos 2017 Day 6

Joe Haiduc Management Major India: Sustainability in the Developing World, Fall 2017 Today we went to one of the Parikrma schools in Bangalore. At this school, the kids come from families that are very poor and have so little. When we were watching the introduction video, they mentioned how they go to kids’ houses to…

Cooking Lessons and Company Visits – IndiBroncos 2017 Day 4

Mackenzie Crumpton Marketing Major India: Sustainability in the Developing World, Fall 2017 Tonight, we had an Indian cooking class at Christ University. The meals ranged from spicy prawns cooked with chili, tumeric, coconut and tamarind (Prawns Sukka), to a dessert preparation of wheat, jaggery, honey and garnished with dry fruits (Sooja Ka Halwa). SO delicious!!!…

End Of Orientation And Dealing With Disappointment

Robert Van Aartsen Japenese Major Ritsumeikan University, Japan Academic Year 2017-2018   The end of this week brings the end of the Study Abroad Orientation. I won’t exactly be missing it. In general, this week has had some better moments, but has also had its fair share of trials as well. Now though, with all…

A Cornucopia Of Events-IndiBroncos 2017 Day 3

Brianna Brown Anthropology and Spanish Majors Social Justice and Sustainability in India, Fall 2017. Today could be described as a cornucopia of events. A good mix of every kind of emotion from hope to humility. Early in the day we took a bus through the bustling traffic to the International Society For Krishna Consciousness where…

Cultural Activities- IndiBroncos 2017 Day 2

Kimberly Campbell Marketing Major India: Sustainability in the Developing World, Fall 2017 It is day two in India! Today we stayed on Christ University’s campus. There were so many activities! We were formally inaugurated today with the Lighting of the Lamp ceremony and Invocation song. Dr. Suniti Phadke, the dean of the institute of management,…

We Made It! – IndiBroncos 2017 Day 1

These blogs are part of the Social Justice and Sustainability, and the India: Sustainability in the Developing World programs during winter break. These programs are two different courses working together, sort of like two halves of one big program. The instructors of these courses, Jennifer and Timothy, are writing the introduction blog for their programs….

Feeling Prepared

Brienna Haack Pre-Occupational Therapy Major Social Justice and Sustainability Program, Fall 2017. As we prepare to depart to India tomorrow, I am getting very anxious, but in a good way! All of our preparation meetings are completed, we have our things together, and now it’s down to last minute packing, saying good-bye to family and…