As I sat next to dad on our way to the Srinagar airport, I reflected on how this could be our last family vacation for a long time. The end of August was approaching and soon I would be in a far corner of the world at Harvard Business School (HBS), exactly 7,138 miles away from home. Within me there were so many mixed emotions: the excitement of exploring a new country, meeting new people and learning new things, but also sadness for all that I would miss: my family, the food, and the warm familiarity of home. Would everything change? [...]