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The Tiger's Nest in Bhutan. Photo by Chelsea Ferrel.

COMMUNICATION AND PREPARATION (ACCESSING EMAIL AND ATMS)

Namaste All!

We are getting excited for Bhutan as we eagerly await your arrival.

We wanted to reach out today in this message to make you aware that it is common for students’ emails and other methods of communication to get flagged the first time they attempt to log in from Nepal or Bhutan requiring a security code or confirmation sent. Each provider has different requirements and procedures for this so we encourage you to look into these things prior to you leaving as you will not have access to your phones while in-country. If your email has a two-step authentication on it, you may want to remove that since you will not be able to receive a text message neither in Nepal nor in Bhutan.

The same applies to ATMs and banks. Please notify your bank before leaving that you will be coming to Nepal & Bhutan (tell them the amount of time). This way, if they see a foreign transaction then they will not put temporary holds on your account.

As always, please feel free to reach out with any follow-up questions.

With gratitude,

Tsering, Michael, Sharon & Hemant