This is Dr. Allocco. Our travels were smooth through Frankfurt, and we arrived on time in Chennai late last night. We were greeted at the airport by my old and dear friend, Sunil, and checked into our hotel, the New Woodlands. Students rose early this morning to enjoy their first traditional South Indian breakfast, and then we headed out on a walking tour of the Mylapore neighborhood. In our three-hour walking tour, we visited a vibrant Hindu temple, an exquisite, white marble Jain temple, and the San Thome Cathedral. Students have a few hours to have lunch, rest, or shop this afternoon, and then we will convene to discuss the days events. This evening we are going to a traditional Bharatnatyam dance recital and will end the day with dinner and conversation. Students seem excited, happy, and exhilarated by their first encounters with South India. We were impressed with their energy, enthusiasm, and keen observations. Look for a post from the students soon and hear what it sounds like from their point of view.