Rajasthan: a state full of jaw-dropping Indo-Muslim architecture, camels, elephants, and dry heat. The thing that has shocked me the most about India is how diverse the country is. All the cities I’ve been to have all been so different. Different languages spoken in the North and the South, the food, and how the people look.  One thing that my friends and I discussed a … Continue reading Colorism

Experiencing the Taj Mahal

This was the day I’d been dreaming of since I found out I’d be going on this program. It’s the Taj Mahal!! Well known for being one of the seven wonders of the world, this place was more beautiful than the pictures in my old textbooks. The ivory color of the Taj Mahal made it almost blinding. It took a while for my eyes to … Continue reading Experiencing the Taj Mahal

Group Field Trip, but to the Hospital

Internet has not been on my side for the past week and a half. My days have been packed with activities, NGO Visits, and lectures from 8 am to 6 pm most days, though sometimes ending later. A lot has happened since my last post, as you can probably tell from the title of this post. For starters, a few of us had a bright … Continue reading Group Field Trip, but to the Hospital

Wedding Crashers

June 23, 2019 It’s officially the day before my study abroad program starts and I’m feeling all of the emotions, but let me backtrack and tell you about my journey to India. So it all started off in Seoul, South Korea. I was in Korea exploring with my friend, Lucy, and my cousin, Nhi. The morning of the 21st, I got up early, finished packing … Continue reading Wedding Crashers

Binh Minh Nguyen: Summer in India & Nepal

Year: Rising JuniorMajor/Minor: International Studies with an Asia focus, pre-medProgram: UF in India & Nepal – NGOs & DevelopmentHave you traveled abroad before? If so, where and why?I was actually born abroad in Vung Tau, Vietnam! I’ve also had the opportunity to travel to Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, France and the U.K. in the last few years with my cousins to just explore the world. … Continue reading Binh Minh Nguyen: Summer in India & Nepal