Namaste from the Shanti Fall 2017 leader duo, Bria and Pete. We are beyond excited to meet our team of stellar students in just five days!

The next three months will be full of learning, adventure, and community. We will be spending the first half of our journey exploring several historic cities and sites– from Delhi to Jaipur to Varanasi to Kolkata. We will also have an opportunity to be hosted by welcoming homestay families and to serve the local communities in a variety of ways. Later in the semester, we will venture further north to explore the Himalayas, the Golden Temple, and a beautiful organic farm. At times, these next three months may be challenging– we will be exposed to different living conditions, food, languages, and customs than we are accustomed to. But we believe all of these challenges will prove worth it in the end– and we look forward to gaining stories to last a lifetime, as well as our new Carpe family with whom we will be sharing the journey.

Take these final few days before our semester begins to enjoy the comforts of home, family and friends.

We can’t wait to meet you!

Sincerely,
Bria and Pete

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