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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! SFU is AWESOME!

Destiny Reflections

Christine shares her reflections on working and living in India for five weeks, as part of the Health Sciences Takes India series.

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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Introductions!

Destiny Reflections

Meet four adventurous SFU Health Sciences Co-op Students who travelled to India in 2010 to work in India at Destiny Reflections.

By: Martyna, Lindsay, Diya, Silvia, Christine 8731 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Misconceived Perceptions about India

India

When I found out that I was one of four students hired for this internship/volunteer opportunity in India I was ecstatic, so unlike most people I was not modest about it and told everyone.

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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! A little more about Destiny Reflection.....

Co-op Reflections

Destiny Reflection was founded in 2007 by Smarita Sengupta and Becky Bavinger, two friends who shared a common goal of empowering female victims of human trafficking to become self-sufficient through dignified employment. 

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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! The Liminal Moment: Our Arrival to India

India

I felt the thick outdoor air oozing into the airport thought the seal between the plane and the ramp. It smelt somewhat sweet. I welcomed the warmth after freezing on the plane.

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C.A.R.E. SFU Global Travel Award Program

Travel

The C.A.R.E. SFU Global Travel Award Program has funded air travel for students volunteering abroad with not-for-profit organizations since 2010. Ten students have been awarded to date, with up to thirty more flights to be awarded in 2011.

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SFU Health Sciences Takes India! Durga Puja 2011

International

We took the metro to North Kolkata to discover a part of the city we have not visited yet. Without a planned route, we walked south in the diction of home. Approximately every 5 blocks we would find a pandal to vist. One such pandal blew all of us away. 

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Ode to the City of Joy: Reflecting on a Life-Changing Co-op Term

Series

In the fourth and final entry of her series, Kali reflects on her final weeks in India working at Destiny and the Socio Legal Aid and Research Training Centre, as well as taking time to travel and appreciate all that India has to offer before heading home to Canada.

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Ode to the City of Joy: Getting Comfortable in Kolkata

International Co-op

In the third entry of her series, Kali is getting comfortable with the daily routines of living and working in Kolkata, India. Through her research into adolescent health, she developed and delivered workshops for young women on nutrition and exercise.

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Ode to the City of Joy: Learning Indian Lessons

Ode to the City of Joy

In the second installment of her series, Kali encounters some of the challenges of an international Co-op term. Find out how her determination led her to an amazing experience with Socio Legal Aid and Research Training Centre in India.

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