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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.
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.