Do you like India?’ and ‘Do you enjoy your time there?’ are questions that are easy to respond with just a single word: Yes!
Staying abroad makes time pass in a weird way. On the one hand, it feels like I arrived a month ago, just coming out of orientation. On the other hand, I can barely remember my first traveling experience in India – it must have been at least a year ago.
Once a year, FSL-India conducts a work camp for Sea Turtle Conservation (STC). So, for the last 2 weeks, from 15th-28th January, one work camp volunteer, Donghyun Han from South Korea, joined our project.
Last Sunday, we – FSL-India’s CEL staff – were invited by Nazeer, a friend, and supporter of FSL-India, to a marriage. So we went to Maavinakatte to celebrate this blessed event.
More than one year ago, I applied for a social service in India. After a short time, I signed the contract and on 5th August 2017, I arrived in India. I left the airport and my first thought was, “It is cold here!“ Maybe, because we arrived at 3 a.m. in the morning.
My name is Theresa and I am a Weltwaerts volunteer from Germany. Totally, I will stay for 9 months here in India, so that’s a long time, but at the moment, I have the feeling that the time is running too fast and 9 months are too short.
For the last few weeks, the upcoming school trip had been the only topic at my school, Nittur Aided Higher Primary School.
Greetings from FSL-India’s Centre for Experiential Living, Kundapur!
My name is Marta, aged 28, Spanish and I came to India for a 7-month, EVS project. However, I am in tears leaving FSL-India after 2 ½ years!
From the 29th of September to the 1st of October, volunteers from all over India and I came together at Mysore to celebrate Dussehra, a Hindu festival that celebrates the victory of good over evil.
“How is India?”, a friend from Germany asks. How is India? India is…India! Great – full of culture, fantastic, lovely, delicious, cheap, colourful, and wonderful? Is it possible to answer this question?
Our names are Vivienne and Helena and we came to India for 4 weeks because we wanted to get an insight into Indian culture. As many people might say “4 weeks, that’s not enough time to get to know a country”. We have to agree, but still, we saw and learned so much in this month that we feel like we’ve spent much more time here.
Hi! My name is Lea and I did voluntary service in an Indian government school near Mysore, for the past 9 months, while living with an Indian host family.
My experience in India was really multi-faceted because I saw so many different environments, like the host family, the tent school project, the working area in FSL-India Centre and the chaotic city life. So, the 3 months were full of completely new and inspirational experiences, many heart-warming moments and a lot of hard work.