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All blog posts are by University of Michigan students who have participated in a CGIS program. The following blogs are students studying abroad in India.

Spring/Summer 2018

Gabrielle reflects on her term in India

Everything about this trip is new for me. This is my first time on a plane, leaving the country, and experiencing a culture fairly different from mine. I come from a family where travelling is a luxury that rarely occurs. The farthest we’ve travelled as a family has been to our cabin in northern Michigan or to Ohio. I had never anticipated going on a trip like this one day, but here I am. To have the opportunity to go across the world, to India, and experience something so different, I am so grateful but yet so nervous. Navigating through the airport alone is a struggle, and I feel a big weight on my shoulders to not mess up and to make it to India safely. When I get on the plane, however, I feel a rush of excitement for what’s ahead.

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