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Sara Moody had the opportunity to work as an intern with the Madras Christian Council of Social Services in Chennai, India. This challenged her to apply her previous Social Work and Asian Religions and Cultures coursework in a diverse setting.

"I worked alongside field workers while traveling to the homes of female self-help group leaders in the slums of the inner-city. I researched and planned programs for the agency's 'inmates,' the victims of human trafficking housed in the agency's protection home," said Moody. In the evenings, she joined her multi-generational Hindu host family in visits to their temple or exchanged family recipes while cooking together.

Additionally, she visited regional civic organizations and met with community leaders to discuss local challenges. "I regularly met with the Madras Christian College's Dean of Social Work to discuss my experiences immersed in a plethora of cultures, ethical dilemmas, and how to synthesis my host family experiences with what I observed within the community."


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