Indian Summer

SDSU Nursing Students in Coimbatore, India

SDSU students from the School of Nursing are part of a study abroad trip to India. They've been studying Indian healthcare at PSG College of Nursing in Coimbatore, India.

In my continued efforts to live vicariously through our students who are abroad this summer, I came across one of our nursing students who has been studying in India.  SDSU senior Micaleen Fulkerson (at left center) has been in India since earlier this month with Prof. Janet Blenner and a group of nursing students at PSG’s College of Nursing. She’s been documenting her trip and it’s been fun to read.

She’s had a few Eat, Pray, Love moments (i.e. yoga in India and dancing in the streets of Jaipur with gypsies.)  And a few others that remind you that we really are a world apart — and that’s o.k. (i.e. Visiting the emergency room in a third world countrymeeting Chun-Chun the elephant).  But the real learning has happened during their rotations in the community health clinic, lectures at the Shanti Ashram and having dinner at the home of one of the Indian faculty members.

As the group rounds out their trip on a tour of India, I hope you’ll check in to see what Micaleen and her classmates are up to.

-Gina (@Gina_SDSU)

p.s. Her blog is called “Adventures of a Wyoming Girl in India” because that’s her hometown. I had the pleasure of working with her while she was president of SDSU’s chapter of Delta Gamma – of which I am an alum and adviser.  Student leader and adventurer!

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