Over the past five weeks, the the students have been working very hard to understand India from an interdisciplinary perspective. Readings for all four classes are from a variety of peer-reviewed journals, published books, government and NGO reports, and textbooks etc., All four courses for this term are interconnected and the faculty directors have spent over a years time in bringing it all together. Getting such an enriching educational experience at Furman doesn’t come without some pains. Everyday classes, volumes of daily reading, extended hours to complete labs, weekly exams, blog-writing assignments, take-home exams, GIS term projects and finding some sleep when possible have been the routine for both faculty directors and the students. These pains are nothing in comparison to the pleasures of connecting dots and gaining a broader understanding and a deeper appreciation for the complexities in the human-natural environment interface. One blog entry can hardly capture the excitement and the myriad of things awaiting us. We leave in a week, but still have unfinished parts to take care of. This is just the beginning. Come back for more.