After a hectic week of shopping, packing and devouring any food that I could possibly miss in India, I am now ready. Seven months ago, when I stumbled upon AIF’s Facebook profile during a break from work, little did I know that a few clicks would eventually lead me all the way to India! Sitting in the airport now, excited and anxious to kick-off this next chapter of my life is pretty surreal. For the next ten months, I will be trading my cubicle (and cubicle-sized apartment) in Manhattan for what I hope will be a life changing journey. Although I spent a significant majority of my childhood in India I am really looking forward to this incredible opportunity to see India through a new lens. From a professional perspective, I hope to use the skills I have acquired over the last few years to meaningfully contribute at my host organization (Frontier Markets). If my work eventually plays some small role in improving the lives of those who have been less fortunate that me, I will come home a happy man.