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Final Departure Details: Nepal – Group A

The Boulder Admin Team, Dragons Admin

The time has finally arrived – you’re heading off at the end of the week to Nepal for an amazing 3 month adventure! We are so excited for you! Please read the following information carefully, as it contains all the details you’ll need......Read More

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Odds & Ends

Laura Berry, Participant

A few questions regarding packing… Should we bring our Where There Be Dragons t-shirts or is that optional? What about the Lonely Planet guidebook? Also, here’s the books I’m bringing and happy to share 🙂 Walking to Listen The......Read More

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Getting Excited!!

Charis Boke, Instructor

Namaste, bidyarthiharu! Hello, students! We are here in Kathmandu, and so excited to be finalizing the details of our upcoming adventures with you! In just four short days we’ll meet you on the ground at Tribhuvan International Airport to begin......Read More

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Hi!!

Emma, Participant

Hi everyone, so so excited for the upcoming adventure! My name is Emma. I am from right outside Montpelier, Vermont. I’ve grown up surrounded by gardens, cow fields, and miles of woods. I’m the youngest of my family, have two corgis......Read More

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Trekking pants response

Shannon, Dragons Admin

Hi Eva, Best to go fairly light so that they can dry quickly.  In the mornings before you start walking, if they are not warm enough, you can wear another layer underneath, but when walking, it warms up quickly and you’ll be happy to have......Read More

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Hi!

Haven Johnson, Participant

Hey Everyone! I can’t wait to meet all of you and embark on this crazy adventure together. My name is Haven! In May I graduated high school and, seemingly unlike all of my peers, I’ve never really known what I want to do in my future. Because of......Read More

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Sleeping pad

Shannon Harriman, Dragons Admin

Hi Nils, Thanks for your question.  What can be provided on the program is a thin foam layer for a sleeping pad.  If you have a thermarest or some other pad that provides more comfort, you may want to bring that along with you. Happy packing!...Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Sleeping pad

Nils, Participant

Hello Admin! Quick question. I know in the webinar it was mentioned that sleeping pads were not necessary as they can be provided, but looking at the packing list it seems as if a sleeping pad is something I need to bring. Is it ok if I leave mine......Read More

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Intro

Eva Ury, Participant

Hello everyone! I’m Eva (pronounced like in WALL-E) and I’m from right outside NYC. I graduated from high school this past June, and since then I’ve visited my brother in Alaska and spent time at a glass arts school near Seattle. I......Read More

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Hello!

Olivia, Participant

Hey everyone! My name is Olivia and I’m from Portland Oregon.  I graduated high school this past June, and began my gap year by sailing 5,000 miles across the south pacific! I’m super excited to continue, and share part of this amazing year......Read More

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Pre-Course Assignment

Charis Boke, Instructor

Dear Students and Fellow Adventurers, We are about two weeks away from meeting each other in Nepal! You are all most likely in a stage of preparation, whether you are gathering items to pack, reading up on Nepali culture and history, warming up your......Read More

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Hello!

Nils, Participant

Hello everyone! My name is Nils, I am from London, and I cannot wait to step off the plane into Nepal in two weeks. In following with the other participants who wrote on the Yak board, I suppose I will just say a few things about myself. Although I......Read More

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Laura

Laura, Participant

Greetings! I’ve been procrastinating writing this post for a while. What do you write to someone who is a stranger at this point, but will soon form your family? I don’t know. But I’ll give it a try! My name is Laura and I just graduated last......Read More

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Hello

Michael, Participant

Hey everyone, my name is Michael and I’m from Greenwich, Connecticut. I graduated school this past spring, and after the Nepal trip I will be attending school in England for a semester before eventually going to Yale University next fall. I played......Read More