host family

POSTED BY: Judith Marklin, Varanasi, India, Fall 16

There may be no fall foliage, roasted pumpkin seeds, or apple pie, but this Thanksgiving there is still a lot to be grateful for.

POSTED BY: Dan Soucy, Pune, India, Fall 16

Be it ghee, spices for digestion or some delicious buttermilk, Indian people believe full heartedley in the importance and effectiveness of natural remedies. 

POSTED BY: Allegra Kartha, Pune, India, Fall 16, Spring 17

Homesickness isn't fun, especially when you are miles and miles away from your family and have limited wifi.

POSTED BY: Dan Soucy, Pune, India, Fall 16

 I was immediately encapsulated by the idea of living with a family that calls my host country home. I mean, what better way is there to have a so-called “authentic” study abroad experience than to partake in the day-to-day lives of a family?

POSTED BY: Allegra Kartha, Pune, India, Fall 16, Spring 17

I am beyond grateful though to have the host family that I do have. They have made me feel more at home than I ever could have hoped for

POSTED BY: Lyn Watts, Pune, India, Spring 16

My daily routine here is very different from what I’m used to in the U.S. It goes something like this:

POSTED BY: Lyn Watts, Pune, India, Spring 16

About a week ago was Maha Shivarati festival. It is celebrated all over India, and especially in the North.

POSTED BY: Sarah Treaster, Pune, India, Spring 16

I can’t believe I’m already done with my fourth week in India. Time has absolutely flown by.

POSTED BY: Laura Elizarraras, Pune, India, Spring 16

Before arriving to Pune, one of the main questions that I had was, “What will my host family be like?”

POSTED BY: Annie Fortnow, Pune, India, Spring 16

When I first came to India, I felt a bit nervous for the four months to come. Questions raced through my mind of whether or not I would adjust well to my new home and to living with a new family. As soon as I arrived at my new home for the first time, however, I immediately felt welcome.

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