“Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller
My name is Whitney Marin and I’m a rising senior studying film and education policy at Syracuse University. Since the day I found out about this summer program to Bollywood my freshman year, I’ve been plotting and planning to make sure that I would get to be a part of it. It’s crazy, but today’s the day! In about eight hours I’ll be boarding a plane for a 15 hour ride to Mumbai, India, the location of Film City and Bollywood magic.
I’m all packed and buzzed with nervous energy, but mostly I’m looking forward to learning how to exist on the other side of the world and to take part in creating some kind of amazing video content! I chose to attend this program because I’m obsessed with culture, language and travel and I know that India will be my most adventurous travel experience yet. I’m a planner by nature, but I’ve blissfully decided to start this journey without a bucket list or to do list and to live day by day.
SO READY to immerse myself in a world of something new and different and I’m as prepared as one could be to “simply adjust,” as my professor has encouraged.
I cannot even fathom all that I’m going to learn but I’ll keep you updated!