I know an AFS volunteer in Ahmedabad, India which would be ok with answering any questions! Let me know if you need to get in touch with her. You guys will have an amazing time! The food is amazing!
Oh yeah - and although NSLI-Y is based on learning Hindi, I've heard it's kind of hard to because India has over like 400 dialects besides Hindi so you'll either end up learning a language other than Hindi (like Tamil, Telegu, Gujurati, Bengali, etc.) and a little Hindi or none at all. Idk. Good luck!
Nah, i don't think that should be a problem. They aren't dialects, they are actually completely different languages. If you're in delhi, the people will only be speaking in hindi/urdu or english. I doubt we will have to learn another language other than hindi.
Yes, thank you Salman! I am soooo excited for the food! Indian food is so delicious :) Also, I did some research and found out that the monsoon season in Delhi is from June-September! :O I can't believe we will get to experience this!
Reina- I have been teaching myself Hindi for a while, so I know some, but because of school I don't get to work on it that much, and still am not that great. I will probably be interprative dancing with you :) Also, I looked Delhi and Pune up on google maps, too. haha :)
Kuch nahi hai! You're welcome. Indian food is really delicious but there are huge problems with the sanitation, or so I've heard, at least in the less-desirable places in cities, even Delhi. Make sure you guys take your required shots, take some anti-diarrheal meds, iodine tablets for the water, etc. etc. and practice your keen intuition and be on the safe side with the food. haha dont want you to have a bad experience with the amazing food! And enjoy the monsoons!