Namaste from Cochin, India!
The MV World Odyssey sailed smoothly through calm seas to arrive in Cochin (also known as Kochi) early Wednesday morning to begin Fall 2017’s six-day stay in India. Voyagers lined up quickly for the start of field classes and the chance to explore the city nicknamed the “Queen of the Arabian Sea.”
But Voyagers won’t just be adventuring around the port city during their time in India‚Äîfield programs will send voyagers through the “pink city” of Jaipur, hiking and camping the Western Ghats of Kerala, visiting villages for service projects, and‚Äîof course‚Äîto the Taj Mahal, with the possibility of spotting a tiger or two afterwards.
Fall 2017 will reconvene on the MV World Odyssey on October 30 for the four-day sail to Yangon, Myanmar.
Let’s hear it from Voyagers!
“In India, I’m doing a Semester at Sea Field Program called Varanasi [Unity in Diversity]. I don’t necessarily know what to expect. I’ve been thinking about it a lot and trying to prepare my heart to see what it needs to see there because I think that it could be something small, it could be something big. I’m trying not to think about it too much because I just want to let it happen. I think one thing about India, for me, that’s been thought provoking is the fact that we definitely get a lens through our media to look at a lot of different countries and cultures, and India has been one that I’ve had a lot of preconceived notions about, and I’m really excited to break those down when I get to the country and truly see what the country is like, and see what the heart of the people there is. I’m really excited to be immersed in that.” ‚Äî Jake Baxter (San Diego State University)