Friday, May 21st, 2010...3:12 pm

Tufts University Hillel: Nine Days til India!

On May 30, 20 students from Tufts University Hillel will travel to Mumbai, India with JDC Short-Term Service!

Previous posts from Tufts: An Open Letter to The Jewish Community of India, Supporting the Jewish Community of India with Cookies!

Even though those of us going on the trip have had several orientations, worked on pre-trip projects together, and spent some time just getting to know each other, we’ve always has classes and other distractions- until now. Classes are over and we’re all home for a week. And with our full attention now on the summer, it’s really settling in that in 9 days we will be in Mumbai!

In the next week and a half, we’ll be seeing friends from home (and undoubtedly talking about the trip), finishing up pre-trip projects, and packing to head off to India!! It’s going to be interesting to see how our excitement at the novelty of being in India evolves into truly trying to understand the places we visit and making real connections with the people we meet. There are bound to be many cultural differences and tons of interesting similarities, and it will be great to see how those affect our understandings of India, Judaism, and our own outlooks on life.

From the people to the culture to the food, everything about this trip keeps making us more and more excited to start! Nine days…

Tufts Hillel – India – May/June 2010

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