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Giving Thanks – Get Addicted!

It’s common sense to me that offering and receiving thanks boosts moods. Sincere and heart-felt thanks benefit everyone involved. If I thank you for something, you are happy for being recognized and I am happy for reciprocating the wonderful gesture. If I am thanked for something I did, I would also feel good about myself […]

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Mother in Law or Monster in Law? An Exercise in Self-Improvement

By: Jennifer Kumar With the intense hold some mother in laws have over their sons, wives often feel they have tied the knot with their mother in law and not their husband (as so rightly depicted in the image attached to this article). Mother in laws the world over have a bad reputation. Mother in […]

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Indian Culture Awareness for Study Abroad Students

While planning a short term study abroad program for eleven MSW graduate students from Nazareth College in January 2011, we had the pleasure of consulting with Jennifer Kumar regarding cultural milieu of Kerala, India. It was important for all participating in the study abroad program to be advised on cultural awareness. Jennifer came highly recommended […]

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Not Your Typical “Desi Tourism”

The myth of the low-spending “Desi tourist” is broken. No longer are Desis traveling on shoestring budgets or for the sole reason of visiting relatives abroad. When I am asked as an American what do I like best about India, one of the things I have noticed especially in Kerala is that a typical middle-class, […]

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Cristina Canas Delgado – Expert Panelist

Cristina Canas Delgado – Expert Panelist Cristina Canas Delgado, originally from Spain has lived in her native country and the U.K. before moving to India in 2010 after marrying cross-culturally. She is intensely interested in learning about different cultures, and people. Being fluent in Spanish and English; she’s now taking on Hindi as a third […]

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What’s it Like to Marry an NRI and Move to the USA?

Did you know there are some Indian women who resent the fact they had to marry an NRI because they did not want to move abroad or they were misled about the situations abroad? This is certainly a touchy topic, but it must be discussed. Of late, I have come across many articles or comments […]

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Solutions to Difficult Situations in the USA

How Did E-mail Coaching Help You? I am an Indian student in the US. I came to know about Jennifer via a youtube video I saw. I wrote to her asking general questions about: 1) How to politely refuse an invitation from an American for a party or other gathering. Since we come from a […]

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Our Experts at Authentic Journeys

Meet the Experts at Authentic Journeys: We often tap in to the expertise of other to build, enhance and conduct our programs. Meet some of our experts below! If you’d like to be in touch with anyone, contact us here. Anandi Merchant Anandi was born and raised in Mumbai, India and has been living in the USA for […]

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How Do I Get Help for Culture Shock?

When moving to another country, we can become blinded by love. If you ever were so excited to go abroad, then shocked after a few days, weeks or months after living there, you know exactly what I am talking about.  Being enamored with life abroad; we sometimes think ‘the grass is greener on the other […]

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Do Indian Students Still Prefer the USA?

A recent visit to a study abroad fair in Kochi, India was an eye opener for me. First shock was out of the 50 or so vendors, all were recruitment centers. Very few, if any, were actual overseas college with representatives from abroad. The second shock was the wide variety of countries and academic programs […]

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