As our last weekend in India comes to a close , I can’t believe how far we’ve come as group! From complete strangers to family. From Mumbai to Delhi. From the gateway of India to the Taj Mahal, we’ve learned more in these last 3 weeks about ourselves and each other. I truly wouldn’t have wanted to spend this experience with any other people! I’ve formed bonds to last a lifetime, gained valuable knowledge, and endured India’s erratic weather. Although these past few weeks have not been easy, we finally made it through! India has been the total opposite of what I expected. Being exposed to the real social, political, and environmental issues within India has shifted my perspective on the country itself and my personal opinions on similar issues in America!
This to me, is exactly what it means to be a global citizen! To be aware of things happening not only in your own community or country but also around the world! This trip has made me think on a larger scale! I was selfish! To only think about the issues within American society was selfish! Therefore, I think the most important skill I have gained from the trip is selflessness! To be concerned for the well being of all people no matter the country they come from is the true definition of a citizen.