First, allow me to apologize for not updating any sooner than now. I will be making updates regularly at this point on.
My adventure began in
The next morning, July 1, we awoke early to go to the South Asian Institute at UT Austin. There, we had 2 full days of meetings with authorities on the economy, politics, language, religion, caste and class systems, sexism and education. It was to VERY full days of being introduced to all the complexities of
Dinner that night was on a river boat cruise. It was a lovely evening of chatting and getting to know my colleagues better! I was also voted to be the group leader for our journey in
On July 2, we had more meetings, as well as an early Texas BBQ Dinner. We then went to
Our big journey began on July 3. We left our hotel at 8:30 am and eventually boarded a small plane in
The rest was truly magical.
After receiving our bags, we were greeted by our handlers from USEFI (United States Educational Foundation in
About half of us decided to get up early (9am) and have breakfast, so as to force our body to adjust to the new time change. The food and service was impeccable. Four of us then decided to go for a brief walk around the neighborhood before we had to meet for lunch at Noon. Lunch was another spectacular buffet. The food styles and flavors were amazing and delicious. At 1:30 we were picked up to go to the USEFI office for our inaugural sessions. We had about 3 hours of meetings, followed by lunch and then another hour of meetings. Again, the topics of the meetings were about the educational system of
I’m tired…more updates tomorrow….