Saying Goodbye to India
On our last day in India, we started the day by waking up bright and early and hopping off the train in Mumbai as the sun rose over the urban landscape. We then boarded a bus and took it to the Garden Hotel, where we stayed at the beginning of our trip, completing the feeling of going full circle. Another trip from the World Leadership School was just leaving the hotel as we were arriving, and sadly our dear instructor Krishna had to leave us and go with this new school group.
After leaving our bags in the hotel lobby and giving Krishna one last hug, we walked to a nearby Starbucks and had our first "American" breakfast in two weeks. Amazing how excited everyone was for something that can be found on what seems like every corner of Brooklyn.
With quick showers and changing into fresh clothes, we walked to an enormous cricket field and had our closing ceremony. We talked about how we had grown as a result of the program, our goals relating to it, and the purpose of the program. After closing ceremonies, we walked to Delhi Darbar and ate our final lunch in India. With full bellies, we set out along the Colaba Causeway and had 45 minutes to shop for souvenirs, practice our barter skills, and get a taste of "tourist" India.
Upon returning to the hotel, we wrote letters to our future selves about the goals we set during closing ceremonies. These letters will be sent to us in one year, so we can be reminded of what we said we would do. After sealing our letters, we climbed into the bus and drove to the airport.
We hope that everybody who participated in the 2018 Berkeley Carroll India trip got something out of it, and achieved all of their goals for the program.
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