Events 2007 – 2008

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Host Family/Volunteer Lunch, February 2, 2008

YFU India’s invaluable host families and volunteers came together with students and staff for this lunch in Jalandhar to review the events of 2007 and plan ahead for 2008.

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YFU India host families, volunteers, students, and staff at the meeting in Jalandhar.

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Host families and volunteers socializing and sharing their experiences, over lunch.

Re-Orientation, 2008

YFU India’s Re-Orientation program in northern India produced many memorable moments.

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YFU India students enjoy a sunny day during re-orientation, at Kempty Falls, outside Mussoorie.

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The night came alive during a religious festival in Haridwar, in northern India.

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Team YFU prepares for a daring assault on the rapids of the upper Ganges River.

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Team YFU regroups during its daring assault on the rapids of the upper Ganges River.

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A quiet moment at 3,000 meters, on the way to Surkanda Devi Temple, near Dahnaulti …

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… but good times are just a step away, here on the rooftop of a dhaba on the way back from New Tehri Dam.

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The mountains in northern India can easily be seen from miles around …

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… and so can the Europeans at the Ganga beach at Kaudiyala.

Christmas Gathering, December 25, 2007

Foreign students from several countries gathered together in New Delhi to celebrate Christmas with YFU India staff. A good time was had by all!

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Happy Holidays from YFU India!

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Christmas stockings and presents waited by the tree, but something was missing …

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… the shining lights of Christmas cheer!!

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OK, you bring the sparkly Christmas decorations ….

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… and I’ll bring the holiday pancakes!

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The pancakes didn’t last long, and neither did the rest of the traditional holiday meal.

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On that Christmas night, the partiers brought sexy back to New Delhi …

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… and oops, they did it again!

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Finally, a midnight visit to the cathedral, seeking last minute redemption.

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Some church-goers sported festive X-mas dress at midnight mass. Happy holidays!


Visit to the Taj Mahal, November, 2007

Nine students signed up for the opportunity to visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World.


Mid-term Orientation, November, 2007YFU India’s mid-term orientation lasted from 11 – 15 November, 2007. For the first two days, students stayed at the historic guesthouse owned by the venerable Mrs. Bhandari, in Amritsar’s Cantonment area. Then, we moved to Dalhousie, where we stayed at the Himalayan Resort.

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Foreign students participate in mid-term orientation discussions …

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… while enjoying the fresh air.

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The group assembles together.

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Students and locals at the Wagga Border, between India and Pakistan.

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Eating dinner indoors …

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… with friends from India, Europe and the USA.

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The spirit of international cooperation reigns in the pool …

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… until the swimming races begin.

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Evening is a good time to socialize …

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… and take in famous places like the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

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Yum, ice cream!

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We want some, too!

YFU India Lunch, 0ctober, 2007

On 07 October, 2007, YFU India hosted a lunch at the President Hotel, Jalandahar, for all participants in the North of India. Host families, Volunteers, Staff and School Principals were present. The families, students and volunteers from Mumbhai and Pune were missed!

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YFU India families

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Volunteers and students

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Northern India participants