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Trek View on Nepal: Himalayan Studies Gap Year Semester with Where There Be Dragons

Pre course Assignments

Dear students,

We are just a few weeks away from meeting each other in Nepal. Many of you are most likely getting prepared for the adventure that awaits. You may be having a mixture of feelings for the new experiences each of you will encounter in Nepal. Amongst all this we would like to remind you to take some time for yourself during these next few weeks so you can arrive well rested and ready for our time together.

As part of the preparation for your course, we would ask you to complete a short assignment outlined below.

1. Post an introduction note about yourself on the Yak board. We the instructor team Sharon, Vincent and Aditya are all excited to get to know you. We have also each posted an introduction note to help you learn a little more about us before we finally meet in Nepal.

2. Please read “Why We Travel” by Pico Iyer. It is a short article that outlines our travel motivations, philosophy and making meaningful connections with the places where we travel.

3. Select a quote that you find interesting, agree with, disagree with, or just resonate in some way and write it down in your notebook.
We plan to discuss this article and our quote further during Orientation.

If you have any questions we encourage you to post it on the Yak board and one of us will respond as soon as possible.

We thank you for taking the time to complete this. Looking forward to speaking with you soon!

Best
Him A I- team.