By Alice McGuiness, NSLI-Y Student from USA, hosted at Indore

(Photo Above: Celebrating Diwali)

“Through celebrating the Diwali festival, I genuinely felt at home in India. Eating too many sweets with my host sister and wearing my host mom’s traditional Jhumka earrings. I could simultaneously enjoy and learn from my family. I am looking forward to lighting Diyas next year, and thinking of my wonderful host family! “