Ramapo College – India: Development and Sustainability – Bangalore, India (spring 2015)
Hello! My name is Joselyn Chavez and I am currently a senior here at Ramapo College. I am majoring in Law and Society with a minor in Criminology. I studied abroad in Bangalore, India for the 2015 spring semester. Ramapo College’s faculty-led South India Program was honestly the best program I could have chosen. Spending my spring semester in Bangalore was truly an amazing experience. Learning about a different culture through books is different from actually experiencing it. Living in a tremendously different environment, such as India, changed my worldview, opened my eyes to a new culture and definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone. Interacting with many different individuals, hearing stories, visiting amazing places is an amazing opportunity that everyone should take. I can honestly say my semester in India changed the person I am and helped me grow as well. I decided to become a Global Roadrunner to encourage students to study abroad. Everyone should study abroad at least once and if you have the opportunity, take it! Studying abroad is an experience you can’t understand until you’ve done it. It truly does affect the way you see the world and treat those around you.