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Photo by Catherine Von Holt, Nepal Semester.


Hey everybody!  My name is Carsten Russell and I am from Portland Oregon.  I decided to take a gap year before going to college next year because I wanted to see the world from a different perspective and venture into the unknown.  I chose the Nepal program because of my love and passion for the outdoors, and my curiosity and interest in Buddhism.  I also chose to go to Nepal because of how little I actually knew about the country, and how traveling there would show me a completely different world.  I am excited to get to know all of you on our upcoming trip, and am looking forward to making some beautiful memories.

Cheers to an amazing adventure,