My name is Gudmundur. I am from Iceland and currently I am doing an internship in India, that counts as one semester of my postgraduate studies in International Relations* at Aalborg University in Denmark. I applied for an internship here through a U.S. based NGO called Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD), that arranges placements for interns with local NGO‘s around the world.
FSD encourages their interns to write blogs during their internships for various reasons. This blog will focus on development as I see it through my work at the Institute of Local Self-Government and Responsible Citizenship. As work is not the only new thing for me here in India, I will also give my perspective on the culture, the people, the food and more in this largest democracy of the world. Photos will be included every now and then to add to the whole thing.
- It helps me sum up my experience and put it into perspective.
- To inspire others to take a break from their normal routine, go out and explore.
- As a help for getting grants if/when I find time to apply for them
*The official name of my studies and stream of choice is: Culture, Communication and Globalization: International Relations and the Global Order. To keep things simple, I usually say that I‘m studying International Relations.