By Leon Gralla, School Program participant, from Germany hosted at Chennai

I didn’t really have a thought when I decided to go to India. But, I always wondered how such a big country with, so many different religions, ethnical tribes and languages can hold together as strong as India does.

Of course, I can’t tell you the perfect answer on this question even after reaching the mid of the exchange year. But, I think already now I have a better understanding of how everything works over here.

Irrespective of ups and downs, India is developing rapidly, and I think, to see that gives you another view on the world. Also, it is interesting to see the perspective of how developed countries look upon developing countries & others such as India.

Being an exchange student means a lot to me; it changes a lot of the worldviews which one carries and sees at specific countries.