India Club

India Club Greetings from Delhi.  Our students arrived last night and we look forward to beginning our programme, “Gandhi Today: Perspectives and Possibilities.”  In the past months, I have been exploring OWU’s historical engagement with India and want to share some interesting findings. October, 1895, the India Club was established at OWU.  Records show the…

Images and Impressions – The Richness of Indian Culture

Saturday was intended for a noon reception for admitted students from Mumbai. However, end-of-year exams for graduating seniors ended late Saturday morning, and our admitted students were not able to meet with us. So we spent Saturday with the family of a recent OWU alumna from Mumbai, whose sister will enroll at OWU in the…

Ah, India!

It is wonderful to return to India for the third time.  As I reflect on my initial emotions upon arriving in Mumbai I find the anxiety about entering a new country and culture for the first time is replaced by a deepened sense of appreciation and respect for the common bond that connects all of…

OWU Alumni in Mumbai

We had a terrific evening with a group of young OWU alumni in Mumbai. The group represents majors in English (Creative Writing), Economics, Fine Arts, and Mathematics. We had lengthy conversations about OWU and how to attract more students from India to Ohio Wesleyan. Like nearly all OWU alumni, these former students talked at length…

Pre-Departure Update from the Students

This last week of school has been a blur of exams and papers, so after a long night of last-minute packing, I’m relieved to finally be in the airport. It still hasn’t hit me. We will be across the world. In India. WHAT. It’s kind of a surreal feeling…. -Emily not being on the shuttle…

A Day in Mumbai; Meeting at USIEF

We saw much of Mumbai as we traveled from our hotel north of the city to the offices of the United States-India Educational Foundation today. Mumbai is a city of more than 20 million people, making it the fourth largest city in the world.  A visitor is overwhelmed with the sensory overload that accompanies the…