Tour New Delhi
In New Delhi, a city scavenger hunt lead by the CCS staff gives you a chance to get to know your new neighborhood. Team up with a group of fellow volunteers and, with the help of local people, find your way around town to complete a challenge. You may be tasked with finding a cell phone or hunting down a travel agency to book a ticket to see the Golden Temple in Amritsar. No matter what the challenge, it's a fun way to quickly get comfortable in this welcoming city.
Hindi Language Lessons
For many volunteers, Hindi language lessons with CCS are a first. In addition to practicing the elegant calligraphy, you’ll practice spoken Hindi as well. No worries on rocketing to the head of the class, a little goes a long way and just the basics can really help you connect with the community. And if you’re a little shaky at first, the local people appreciate your attempts and are very friendly with their corrections!
Classic Indian Music
If you've always had rockstar dreams of jamming on a sitar, now may be your shot! You'll have that chance with CCS in New Delhi when you're visited by a local family and classical folk music group for a performance you'll not soon forget. They’ll perform beautiful renditions of popular songs, discuss the music's origin and meaning, introduce you to their instruments, and even give you a chance to jam!
Indian History Lesson
With CCS in New Delhi, there is no shortage of incredible guest lecturers. You'll have a chance to talk with a local professor and talented storyteller on the politics, history, and culture of India. You'll also have have the unique opportunity to learn about the history of CCS in India from one of our founding members – Bela Singh, the CCS India Director. With CCS lectures and conversations, it's all fair game.