Henry Street's 1st Group Blog Post: Orientation Session #1
Hi Everyone! This first post covers our first impressions and our thoughts about our first India-trip meeting!
The first orientation was a great meeting, being that we got to meet with the other students that were chosen to go to India with us. We also go to play a "get to know each other" activity, where all of us got stickers of personality types and stuck them on to each other. Then we introduced ourselves to each other. This orientation meeting was helpful because we got to meet and also got to know the other people who are going to India with us. We watched a documentary of college students who experienced the journey for a few months before us. We witnessed how emotionally attached they were to their host families and what they learned from the culture. We learned about the population and a little about Bollywood. We learned that there are very diverse religions in India and that some people eat with their hands. We asked questions about how to fundraise and activities that we will be doing in India. One of the things we wondered about was what new activities we will do next in order to get more into the Indian culture. As we continue to meet up with the group we will do many different things such as activities and watching films about India. The thing that we like about the group that is going on this great experience is that everyone felt comfortable and welcomed. Also everyone seemed very interested in this amazing trip.
Joelvy, Amanda, Kevin, and Felicia