Students have learned a lot as they leave the AIDS rehabilitaion center.
Time to observe the children as they partake in their free meal.
Students were given a tour of the village. They visited houses, temples, and the fields where the villagers work. They even had the opportunity to converse with the people of the village.
Even simple things like nail polish can a make a girl's day!
Students are eager to represent their home countries at the multicultural event held on campus, as well as excited to meet fellow students from other countries.
Christ University students helped the girls apply makeup before the performance.
A visit to Sumanahalli, a service learning site that cares for afflicted persons from Bangalore and the surrounding villages.
Concentrating hard on coloring within the lines.
The USAC dancers glow with pride as they strike their final pose.
USAC students then have the opportunity to join the children in a light snack. The bananas are fresh and local!
Group photo before they step on stage.
Semester students are required to do one credit of service learning while studying at Christ University. There are plenty of great organizations available in various areas to complete your service component.
The girls step out of their comfort zone and give all they have as they perform an Indian dance.
Visiting a local village -- and making friends
USAC students quickly discover that even if many of the students do not understand English, the language of play is universal.
You’ll find that all of the children you meet will want your undivided attention. Playing is one of the best ways to give it.
The students are so excited to meet the USAC students and ready to make new friends.
Hand games and songs are popular with children all over India and the children will be excited both to learn American games and songs, as well as teach you the ones they know.
Children in every country love games of chase.
This USAC student is excited about the newly recycled paper that has been made through the recycling process. The new paper will be made into products like notebooks, folders, picture frames and more!
The students are excited about their finished, recycled picture frames. Similar products will be sold on campus and the proceeds will fund Christ's many charitable projects, such as the tutoring center in the slums.
The children are happy to greet the USAC students with a local song, and afterwards the students entertained the children with American children’s songs, like the Itsy Bitsy Spider!
Christ University students are dedicated to making Christ a green campus. In order to fulfill this goal, the campus has its own recycling center, where paper products are made from the recycled material and resold to students. USAC students have the opportunity to work.
The locals are eager to show you aspects of rural life.
Soccer is popular around the world and India is no exception. These children were so excited to play, they tired out their USAC friends!
Christ University students sell their hand made, recycled products in order to fund current and future service projects. It’s a great lesson in self-sufficiency!
The first stop on the village tour, is a trip to the local community center/school, to meet the local children.
The classical techniques of Yoga are ancient, in fact, stone carvings depicting figures in yoga positions have been found in archeological sites in the Indus Valley (area that includes parts of India and Pakistan) dating back 5,000 years or more. The yoga professor at Christ University helps students understand the history of yoga, while experiencing the mental and physical benefits of practicing yoga.
Visiting Professor teaching his students about international business outside on Christ's beautiful campus.
Christ University's dance professor is teaching USAC students the routine for their upcoming performance.
Students in the Indian Cuisine course learn how to make traditional Indian foods, such as sauces, breads, and desserts.
Carrots are one of the most common vegetables in Indian food.
The children love to interact with and learn about you. Here we see a USAC student and child playing a simple hand game.
Here we see a group of children happily posing with their school supplies, crowded around an India USAC student.
Students dive into a jackfruit, a tropical species of fruit native to India
Students visit Pyramid Valley, a Buddhist meditation center, on a Buddhism and Hinduism in Contemporary Society class field trip
Students in the Buddhism and Hinduism in Contemporary Society course visit a Hindu temple
Students pose for a photo during a visit Pyramid Valley, a Buddhist meditation center, on a Buddhism and Hinduism in Contemporary Society class field trip
Students learn how to cook traditional Indian cuisine during the cuisine workshop
Nothing beats learning how to cook traditional Indian cuisine
Students listen during their Contemporary Political and Economic Issues in South Asia course
Students listen during their Meanings and Rituals in India course
Students performed in NRITTA, a 3-day dance festival on Christ University campuses
Group Photo with Health Care Services professor
Visiting the Herbivorium for the Health Care Services class
Visiting the nursery where medicinal plants are for the Health Care Services class
Visiting the Research Lab as part of the Health Care Services class
Students in the Islam and Surfism in India course go on a field trip to a mosque
Students gather in front of a mosque on their field trip for their Islam and Surfism in India Course
Islam and Surfism in India on a field trip visiting a mosque