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VOLUNTEER & STUDY ABROAD in INDIA

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VOLUNTEER & STUDY ABROAD in INDIA

Who We Are

The Puranik Foundation is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Houston, TX offering volunteer and study abroad programs at our location in Pune, India. Our programs welcome travelers, teachers, high school students or families to broaden their cultural understanding and enable self-discovery while living sustainably off the grid.

As part of our lifestyle, we offer the opportunity to travel to Pune, India for yoga retreats and experience the birthplace of yoga. Where you will be able to collaborate with yogi’s and take your practice to the next level.

At the Puranik Foundation, we believe in providing educational opportunities, to open minds, nurture the environment, and empower the spirit!

OUR STUDY ABROAD & VOLUNTEER RETREATS

study abroad and see the world from a different culture

Study Abroad

See the world from a different culture, bring back memories and discover a little more about yourself

Yoga, Meditation & Wellness with The Puranik Foundation

Yoga, Meditation & Wellness

Be still in movement, unwind in the hills of Pune, experience off-the-grid organic living

The Puranik Foundation provides volunteer programs to India

Volunteer

Use our platform, contribute your time, share your invaluable experience with our students.

OUR JOURNEY SINCE 2000

 

OUR STORY

The Foundation’s mission is centered around a tale about an ant and dove:

One day, an ant falls into a pond and desperately seeks help. A dove sitting nearby sees the ant and throws a leaf into the pond. The ant climbs on it and safely floats to shore. A few days later, the dove gets caught in a hunter’s net. The ant sees the hunter coming to catch the dove. As he comes close, the ant bites him, giving the dove the opportunity to fly away.

Moral of the story: Nature has given us all unique gifts and abilities, so if we put our heart to it, we can always find a way to help each other and live together in peace.

The Puranik Foundation Founders

OUR STORY

The Foundation’s mission is centered around a tale about an ant and dove:

One day, an ant falls into a pond and desperately seeks help. A dove sitting nearby sees the ant and throws a leaf into the pond. The ant climbs on it and safely floats to shore. A few days later, the dove gets caught in a hunter’s net. The ant sees the hunter coming to catch the dove. As he comes close, the ant bites him, giving the dove the opportunity to fly away.

Moral of the story: Nature has given us all unique gifts and abilities, so if we put our heart to it, we can always find a way to help each other and live together in peace.

NEWS & UPDATES

The Nurture of Nature

  “Look deep into nature, and you will understand yourself better.”- Anonymous Education is the pillar upon which the future of our world depends. India’s ancient system of Gurukula education is what modern schools are moving back toward as a more advantageous method...

6 Benefits of Studying Abroad in India

So, what’s your story? Are you thinking of taking your studies abroad but have a ton of questions? Let me guess… Maybe you would like to know more about the benefits of studying abroad in India to help you decide? Instead of finding small nuggets of advice on studying...
Angelie's Study Abroad Experience

Angelie’s Study Abroad Experience

Feeling a bit nervous about how your study abroad experience will be? Of course you are, and that’s okay, you are not alone… Meet Angelie, she was nervous too. She wanted to feel 100% ready to study abroad but had some concerns about how her studying abroad experience...

3 of the Best Experiences Patrick had Studying Abroad

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How Mia Chose Her Study Abroad Program

How Mia Chose Her Study Abroad Program

To study abroad is an experience that many students want to have, I guess that’s why you are reading this blog, right? Well, you are in luck! Today we are sharing the story of Mia, one of our very own students that joined our last Study Abroad Program in Pune, India....

The Nurture of Nature

  “Look deep into nature, and you will understand yourself better.”- Anonymous Education is the pillar upon which the future of our world depends. India’s ancient system of Gurukula education is what modern schools are moving back toward as a more advantageous method...

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