Webb Students to Broaden Their Horizons on Cross-Cultural Trip to India

A group of Webb Upper School students and their faculty chaperones left today for India to take part in a nine-day cultural immersion/service trip to New Delhi, Chandigarh and Agra.

As part of Webb’s student exchange partnership with the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BVB) School, a private school in northern Chandigarh, the students will stay with host families and experience life in an Indian high school with their host sisters. In addition, they, along with Upper School Technology Director, Doug Bright, and Middle School English teacher Alpa Scarbrough, will participate in a cultural tour of the three cities, including a visit to the iconic Taj Mahal.

The trip will also include their volunteering at the Bal Bahar School in an impoverished part of Chandigarh – a school Webb’s Upper School Interact Club has helped support since 2010. Webb’s Fifth Grade Academy students created Valentine’s Day cards for the Webb high schoolers to give to the school's children. The Webb students will also be bringing with them donated socks, school supplies and Valentine’s Day candy for the boys and girls at the Bal Bahar School.

Webb’s partnership with the BVB School has included a visit to BVB by Webb students in 2014 and since then, two groups of BVB students have traveled to Knoxville to experience life at Webb and in East Tennessee.