In terms of the BPO/IT industry, I was very interested to see how this new business culture would mesh with the overall culture of India. It was clear that being a world leader in the IT industry was something the Indian people I spoke to were very proud of. There seemed to be a lot of motivation to expand on the success the country has had so far in the BPO/IT industry. There was also interest in applying the IT prowess they have developed to help grow and modernize their own infrastructure instead of just exporting the service. I think Indians understand how important they are to the global economy and they are taking advantage of this and using it to help catapult their economy to one of the biggest in the world.
Overall a lot of my perceptions were similar to what I expected to find in India, it was just as loud, crowded, and congested as I expected, the sanitation was as bad as I thought it would be. I experienced a very strong culture that understood how important its place in the global economy is. Even though I had an idea what it would be like, it was something completely different to actually experience. The culture shock is what made the experience so great. This trip opened my eyes to a culture that is very different from my own. I had an opportunity not many others have or would take if they had the chance, and I really appreciate this experience. I hope I have the chance to return at some point, I have continued to study the history of India since my return and I've learned there is so much more to see and do.