CAs '22 Zeynep Karadeniz

PGS: Travel to India

Program Abroad:

  • Penn Global Seminars (PGS): The City of Delhi: New, Old, and Unmapped

Ask me about...

  • Navigating a male-dominated country

  • What it's like being abroad

  • Visiting South Asia for the first time

  • How to interact with locals respectfully and safely

My Experience Abroad:

It was my first time visiting South Asia and I learned so much about Indian culture and people. As an International Relations major looking to work in Asian diplomacy, I found it extremely useful to visit the places I hope to work with. Studying the municipal intricacies of Delhi, and then going to observe them allowed me to understand the city in a way that I couldn't have just in a classroom. As a result of the Penn Global Seminar, I feel more equipped to succeed in navigating a place I am unfamiliar with.

Other Highlights:

  • Visiting the Taj Mahal at sunrise. The haze of sunrise elevated the majesty of the Taj.

  • Interacting with locals.

  • Growing close to the other students on the trip. My trip to India was the component of a semester-long course, so by the end of the trip we felt like family.

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