Editor’s note: Students in the MRED Program are traveling around the world – literally! Seven graduate students had the opportunity to travel west as part of an immersive study abroad class in summer 2016. Here is a post from Bradon Welker, one of the students on the journey. 

This morning, we caught an early flight from Bengaluru to Dubai. It was about a three- and-a-half-hour commute. Some of us were feeling queasy from food we’d eaten yesterday, but overall, the group was healthy, and we had a pleasant flight.

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