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Photo by Catherine Von Holt, Nepal Semester.


Its day 5 of our urban homestay in Patan. Thinking back to our first day I remember being nervous about how I’d do, staying with another family for four whole weeks.

My mind burned with worries and tribulations.

Would they like me? What if I got lost going to the house? What if we couldn’t communicate? What if I came off as rude?

To quote the Bollywood classic Three Idiots “all izz well.” Each day with my family is an exciting experience. Cooking with them, laughing with them, and most of all talking with them opens the wardrobe to another land. A land full of different traditions and culture that I am stoked to get to experience.