Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia, Reimagining India Study Tour
My name is Holly Stokes, and I live in Hamilton, Waikato. I have recently completed my undergraduate Arts degree at the University of Waikato, majoring in Psychology and Sociology.
I applied for Reimagining India Study Tour with IndoGenius because I want to grow my independence and get to know myself better. I hope to gain greater knowledge about other cultures and experience what it is like to be in a community other than my own.
For a career in psychology, it is vital to have cultural competency and cultural sensitivity. This programme will help me grow my awareness and acceptance, break down cultural barriers, and learn to respect differences in opinions, values and attitudes of people in a different culture.
After my return to NZ in late February, I will continue working at Recreate NZ, where I coordinate programmes for youth with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities. I look forward to bringing my new knowledge to the workplace and teaching others.
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Is this your first time abroad? This is not my first time overseas. I have been lucky enough to travel with my family to Fiji (2014), Australia (2015), Hawaii (2016), and Vietnam (2017). My parents love to travel by Cruise Boat, so I have experienced many of our holidays on cruise ships, stopping off at…
How long did it take you to get to India? We took: 1 shuttle taxi from Hamilton to Auckland airport, 1.5 hours 3 flights 1 bus ride from Chennai to Puducherry, 5 hours … which finally took us to Puducherry, India! It was over 45 hours of travelling since leaving Hamilton. A longer trip than expected, with…