Far Eastern University students David Sean M. Sucgang and Ronnel “Thirdy” H. Rivera III widened their appreciation of Indian culture, as they were part of the Adamas Summer School 2019 Kolkata India. The program, which ran from March 31 to April 6, 2019, exposed them to India’s history, science and economy. They also took part in interactive sessions with international and Indian students and toured Kolkata City and Digha, a sea side resort town on the Bay of Bengal.
“On the very first day, we were welcomed by the whole Adamas community. I got to introduce myself and I told them that I’m looking forward to experiencing Kolkata, even in just a short span of time. That’s why on the entire week, volunteers were suggesting me some Indian foods to try, and so I did. The students of Mass Communication even got me presents and let me try some of the Indian sweets. In my whole stay, I was known as Ron, the Filipino student who wants to taste India,” said Rivera.
“The program was engaging from beginning to end. From the English classes I had observed and took part in, to the discussions about India’s democracy and science, and of course, the cultural exchange where I had embarrassed myself in front of countless people, there was a lot of fun to be had,” shared Sucgang.
Both students expressed that while their stay was short it gave them the perspective that India is indeed a beautiful country with lovely people. The program was also done in coordination with FEU Student Development and FEU Academic Development. Below is a Video Blog by Thirdy Rivera.