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A Note on Technology

Ben Mitzner, Participant

Dear Comrades, As you gear up (literally and figuratively) to head out on our upcoming adventure, we wanted to speak more on a very important aspect of our non-packing list: your smart phone. Dragons as an organization has a blanket policy that......Read More

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Staying Healthy on our Course!

Ben Mitzner, Participant

Hello Students and Parents, As we are sure you are well aware that staying healthy in Nepal will require more vigilance than in the US, we would like to provide you with some thoughts on staying healthy this fall in Nepal.  We will be sharing all......Read More

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Intro!

Paula, Participant

Hi everyone! I feel kind of weird writing this, since I can only imagine you guys reading this at home, and feeling the thrill I have felt every time something new appears on the Yak.. also, I have no idea what to say about myself, but let’s......Read More

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Hello!

Nick, Participant

Hey everyone! My name is Nick, I’m from New York City, and I can’t wait to meet you guys. I don’t quite know what to write here so I’ll talk a little about me. I graduated school this past spring, and after a gap semester I will be attending......Read More

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Namaste from Kathmandu

Tsheten Sherpa, Instructor

Namaste (meaning : “My spirit honors yours” ) everyone, I take a great pleasure in writing this note to everyone as the date of your arrival is right around the corner .While  I am writing this , monsoon is slowly losing its effect  in......Read More

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Itinerary Overview

Instructor Team, Instructor

Namaste, Himalayan Studies Semester students and families! As we approach the beginning of our program, we (Aditya, Ben, Charis, and Tsheten) are getting more and more excited to meet you all in person. Along with the Regional Directors, we’ve......Read More

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Information on Rabies and Malaria in Nepal

Shannon Harriman, Dragons Admin

Namaste, As you are preparing for your upcoming adventure in Nepal, many of you will be visiting travel doctors and making a plan for vaccinations and medication. We wanted to take this opportunity to provide some additional information regarding......Read More

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Instructor Introduction

Aditya Shrestha, Instructor

Namastey fellow travellers! My name is Aditya, and I am very excited to welcome you to the Himalayas. I hope you too are excited of the adventure that awaits you.  This is a challenging venture you have decided to undertake. As it takes a lot of......Read More

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Hello, fellow travelers!

Ben Mitzner, Instructor

Greetings, everyone. As I’m writing this to you, I’m glancing at my open tabs in Chrome and noticing what I’ve got on the front burner right now….Nepalitimes.com, multiple Dragons pages, some lessons I’m working on, a Google drive folder......Read More

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Namaste, Luminous Dreamers!

Charis Boke, Instructor

Hello, luminous dreamers! In just a few short weeks we’ll find ourselves together in Kathmandu, in the heart of a myriad of cultures and histories, overwhelmed by the newness of things and excited about the adventures ahead. As part of your......Read More

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Namaste from your Program Director

Shannon Harriman, Dragons Admin

Namaste Fellow Adventurers, Welcome to the Fall 2017 Himalaya Semester!  In just 5 weeks you will arrive in the Kathmandu airport and begin a sojourn that will change your life in unforeseen ways.  This journey will present challenges and rewards......Read More

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A note on social networking

The Boulder Admin Team, Dragons Admin

Dear Fall 2017 Travelers, It’s great to see your Yak Board come to life! This is a very exciting time of year for all of us, and while we understand that you’re likely anxious to meet your traveling companions, we have a request for you: please......Read More

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Welcome to the Yak Board

The Boulder Admin Team, Dragons Admin

Dear Fall 2017 students, Welcome to the Dragons community and your course’s Yak Board! You can think of your course’s Yak Board as a online group journal and virtual bulletin board. Pre-course, your instructors will use the board to......Read More