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Latest 2018 India ECS Posts

March 22, 2018

India | A Hike to Kareri Lake

  Miles G. ‘19   On the second day of camping, we hiked to Kareri Lake high in the mountains around 8,000 feet above sea level. The trip was worth it. Our day started at 6:00 am and our trek began at 7:00. It began with a steep uphill climb through the woods. We crossed a river and continued along the edge of the mountainside. One thing that fascinated me was the number of street vendors along the trail. I didn’t understand how they could make enough money to make a...
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March 12, 2018

India | Cultural comparisons between Mexico ECS and India ECS

  Our ECS revolves around service and besides building toilets, we visited a special needs center. We spent a morning learning and playing with people with Down syndrome. The lady that was in charge/owner of the center talked to us and told us the background of her establishment. This center was established in 1998 and started out very small. She started with about seven students and started it from the ground up with no help from the Indian government. Now she has 50 students! She told...
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March 11, 2018

India | Bricks, Balla, And Bollywood

Today was our first official day in Balla with our homestays and the best one so far. To kick the day off: Cole, Joe, Luke, Miles, Hayden and I got out of bed at around 6:30. We woke up to some freshly made chai tea and admired the various types of flowers on the patio, and the mountains in the distance. After we had eggs and chapati for breakfast, we headed down to our meeting point and broke into two different groups for two different construction sites. When we started to build the...
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March 10, 2018

India | Tibetan National Uprising Day

March 10th. This is a date that means little to Americans but for Tibetans, it is everything. Marth 10th is National Uprising Day which commemorates the day, 59 years ago, that the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual and temporal leader, left Tibet with his people to escape the invasion of communist China. They settled in Mcleod Ganj, a mountainous town in northwestern India. Uprising Day is a way for their people to celebrate their heritage and protest Chinese control of Tibet. It started...
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March 09, 2018

India | Passage to India

Certain moments set CSS students apart from other high schoolers. One such moment, for example, was when a group of us shuffled into a bus at five in the morning and promptly began discussing literature. Not because we had to, or because we were trying to impress the English teacher sitting in front of us, but because we loved the texts and wanted to share. A similar moment came in the Newark airport, several hours and hundreds of miles from where our journey had begun. Our congregation split...
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February 15, 2018

India | Course Description

India Essential Question: How does India face the challenges of modernization and globalization while alsomaintaining its rich traditions and diverse religious and cultural identities? India is an ancient and diverse country, comprised of many ethnic groups, religious traditions, andlanguages. It is also a nation in transition, with many of its people recently moving from poverty to themiddle class. The process of modernization, however, presents significant challenges—cultural,...
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Spending time with students at a special needs center March 12, 2018

India | Cultural comparisons between Mexico ECS and India ECS

  Our ECS revolves around service and besides building toilets, we visited a special needs center. We spent a morning learning and playing with people with Down syndrome. The lady that was in charge/owner of the center talked to us and told us the background of her establishment. This center...
» read more
March 11, 2018

India | Bricks, Balla, And Bollywood

Today was our first official day in Balla with our homestays and the best one so far. To kick the day off: Cole, Joe, Luke, Miles, Hayden and I got out of bed at around 6:30. We woke up to some freshly made chai tea and admired the various types of flowers on the patio, and the mountains in...
» read more
Tibetan National Uprising Day March 10, 2018

India | Tibetan National Uprising Day

March 10th. This is a date that means little to Americans but for Tibetans, it is everything. Marth 10th is National Uprising Day which commemorates the day, 59 years ago, that the Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual and temporal leader, left Tibet with his people to escape the invasion of...
» read more
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