Maxson Jarecki - Bridge Year India
Hello. I was born in New York City in 1992, and lived there until 2nd grade when my family moved to Italy for the following two years. I then returned to my middle school, Allen-Stevenson, and in 9th grade I transferred to attend high school at Dalton, from which I've graduated this past year. I have just finished recording my first album with my band, and am currently leading 14 year-olds through the Northern Canadian wilderness in a series of canoe trips hosted by the century-old wilderness organization, Keewaydin. I play the drums, guitar, piano, and the harmonica, and I listen to a variety of genres and artists. When I'm not playing music, I can be found yelling at the screen in the movie theater, or hanging out in the park. I am very excited to go to India, and can't wait to adapt to all the different facets of a new culture.
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Posted Mar 23, 2012
Now February's gone. Time has gone by so quickly. I feel like I let the months slip away, and that I didn’t take advantage of that extra time. Now, I have fewer than 3 months to accomplish all that I want to do. It has taken me this long to truly “live” in Varanasi, but as the end draws near, my priorities surface. I have goals that I want to achieve, and each speaks to a corner of my time here.
Posted Nov 22, 2011
I am settling into my life in Banaras very happily, and am quite pleased with my host family, work site, and overall routine.
My host family is composed of an older brother, Saurab (24), an older sister, Suchi (27), a younger sister, Sachi (17), a mother, Mataji, and my father, Kammaleshji. Also, uncles and cousins come over all the time, since the majority of our extended family lives in the same building complex.