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Stories

Welcome to Stories by Drishtee Immersion. This is our places to share stories gathered from the field, from Immersion participants, and those shared by others about our global mobility experiential learning programs in India. 

Empathy empowers student/community partnerships for social impact! We are a global mobility program specialising in experiential learning, empathy, social innovation and community empowerment.

Immersion Stories: Utkarsh Somaiya

One thing the trip did bring to light is what I value most in my life, and that’s the people in it. It’s surreal to think that by the end of the trip we’d all known each other for only three weeks. We had become family, closer than I ever thought possible. I can say with certainty that the lessons I’ve learnt and friendships I’ve formed will not fade anytime soon; and no matter what my reflection of the trip happens to be in the next five years, there’s no doubt it will leave a lasting impact on my life.

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Immersion Stories: Catherine Walsh

My whole experience in India was amazing, making friends with the children that lived next door, doing morning yoga every day, becoming friends with some amazing people from UTS, meeting people from all different castes and most of all building deep emotional connections with some of people we spend so much time with. The only thing I would change about my experience this having it end.

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Our amazing immersions with Australia's most innovative university!

With all the talk about innovation what's often missing is an understanding of what it means for people according to the co-founder of an initiative that's allowed UTS students to experience the reality of life in rural India. Nine students from the Beyond UTS International Leadership Development (BUiLD) program recently returned from three weeks in India's historic northern state Bihar, where they explored the kind of innovation that can deliver "real solutions to real problems for real people." 

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Immersion Ideas: Empathy. What's The Big Idea?

Empathy. We all know what it is. Empathy is an essential part of being human, of connecting with and understanding other humans. Empathy is a word that most of us instantly ‘get’. Or so we believe.

 What exactly is empathy? How does it work? Who is actively applying it? What are the implications? In this article we consider the future and the role empathy should play.  

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