I had the amazing opportunity to study abroad to Manipal for the fall of my junior year! I think that you learn SO much about a culture from learning about their health and being able to study public health in a country as complex as India was incredible. The director of the program, Katie Jo was amazing and facilitated so many culturally immersing excursions from visits to Hindu temples to a ten day travel week across South India! Traveling India was an experience that I would never trade for anything. South India is a pantheon of amazing food, culture and sights to see! There is ALWAYS something to do at Manipal, including a night life scene, beaches, mountains and awesome food places. It really ends up feeling like a college campus after a while, though at first it feels huge! One of my favorite things (and what I miss the most) about India was the food. I LOVED trying all of Manipal's restaurants and it definitely connected me more to some awesome friends and places!