It’s been almost 9 months since I graduated from RCN, and I am now practicing what I learned. For the past 6 months I have been living in Pune, India doing my Global Citizen Year. I live with an Indian host family. I take Hindi classes and primarily work as a teacher’s assistant at a low-income English-medium public school, alongside Teach For India. This was the perfect next step after the little utopia of the Flekke bubble. Here I have had to rely on the skills which were introduced to me through roommates, cantina talks and events. I am directly experiencing the global environmental and social issues which we talked about and working with them. Not to mention living in a culture that is the opposite of what I am accustomed to. It’s not easy, but because of UWC I know that I have been able to communicate, collaborate and comprehend much better than if I had come to GCY from my Swedish high school. Thanks to this I know that I want to keep working in the social sector, especially with education!

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