Saying Goodbye to Home

A super quick post before I catch my plane out of Pune! In a few hours I will be on a plane to Delhi, then shortly after another plane that will take me to Amsterdam. I feel like I am in a daze; I am about to leave Pune and say goodbye to the home…

Our Last Day

16 weeks has come and gone, and most of us are leaving tomorrow from our homes in Pune. It’s hard to imagine leaving a place that has become a second home. Now that leaving has become a reality, I spoke with other students from the group about their experiences here. We had a great time…

Farewell Performances

It is crazy to believe that we only have one week left in Pune. This semester has both passed by slowly and quickly. 16 weeks sounds like a long time, but feels like nothing when you’re actually about to enter week 16. This past Friday, we (the ACM students) put on a farewell performance for…

How to Survive Being Sick in India

Being sick is never fun. However, being sick abroad can be challenging and difficult in different ways. If you do your research before coming to India, you’ll read somewhere that getting sick, especially from food, is likely to happen no matter the duration of your stay. I interviewed a few other people from the ACM…

Diwali Break

Checking in again for ACM India Fall 2017! October was a very busy and exciting month, specifically because we celebrated Diwali. Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights, and is the biggest festival throughout the entire year, especially in Maharashtra. During Diwali, we get our Diwali break; a week off of school for independent travel….

Student Spotlight: Emily

Checking in again for India Fall 2017! This week I was able to interview Emily about her experience so far in Pune. Emily is from New Jersey, and is a junior studying psychology at Colorado College.   Q: How has your experience with your host family been so far? Emily: It’s been really great! My…

A Week in the Life: Pune, India

It is almost impossible for me to believe that my semester in Pune is almost half way over! The days and weeks have flown by, especially now that I’ve gotten used to my weekly routine. Each day and each week of course is a little different, but here’s the general schedule to my busy school…

My Last $100

100 dollars goes a long way in Pune (well, at least it feels like it to me). Roughly, 7,000 Indian rupees totals to about 107 dollars, so I’ll tell you about those spent rupees and convert it along the way!   1,000 rupees ($15) – Riksha Rides Each day I take a riksha to get…

Our First Month in Pune!

Hi there, finally checking in for ACM India Fall 2017! We’ve been in Pune for almost one month now, and we have seen and experienced so much in that time. Due to lack of Wi-Fi, this first blog has been delayed, BUT I’ve figured it out so now it is time to update you on…