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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group B

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group B

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Intro

Pablo Rios, Participant

Hello! My name is Pablo, I come from Mexico City. I just discovered the yak board and wanted to introduce myself. I am 18 and like most of you just finished high school. Right now I’m in the midst of my gap year and so far I’ve been......Read More

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Brent Gangwish, Participant

Hi all, my name is Brent Gangwish and I am from Boulder CO. Like most others in this crew I recently graduated high school this past spring and felt burnt out with the routine of school. Along with going to Nepal, I am climbing Aconcagua (22,841) in......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group B

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Re: Question Abt Duffel Bag!

Nick Gredin, Instructor

Hi Nora, Thanks for sharing your question! One specific option for finding a duffel is REI. You could also buy directly from any of the big-name outdoor gear companies that you’ll find listed in that link. All sporting goods / outdoor gear......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group B

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Sydney Finkelstein, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Sydney, and I’m from a small town around an hour north of New York City. I just graduated high school (a boarding school right outside Princeton) and will be attending Davidson College in the fall of 2018. I decided to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

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Use of Tech Devices

Instructor Team, Participant

We want to take this opportunity to share our position on the use of technology during our course. A great deal of this experience has to do with human connection – within our group, our extended family in Nepal, and the many other people we......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

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question abt duffel bag!

nora hyman, Participant

i’m unsure if this question was perhaps asked during the webinar the other day but i could not attend. anyways, i wanted to know where to find a duffel bag to put my backpack in during travel. has anyone gotten theres yet?...Read More

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Alessandro Cohen, Participant

Hey Everyone, My name is Alessandro Cohen, but most people call me Sandro.  I am from Houston, Texas and have been dealing with Hurricane Harvey.  Luckily my house did not flood, but I have been volunteering to help other families clean up their......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

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Staying Healthy in Nepal

Instructor Team, Instructor

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

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Precourse Activities (Fun assignments)

Instructor Team, Instructor

Dear Fellow students, In just two weeks we will be seeing your cheerful, nervous, jet-lagged, excited and curious faces at the Kathmandu Airport. And we assume that preparations for the journey are going on. These weeks prior to departure can be......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group B

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Carter Hermes, Participant

Hi, my name is Carter Hermes and I live in Gladstone, New Jersey. I am not a great writer, so my Yaks will be pretty straight forward. I am cautiously optimistic about this trip. Everyone says it will be a great time and I hope that is the case. I......Read More

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Whitney Merriman, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Whitney Merriman. I am from Vail, Colorado and I just graduated this spring. I have lived in Vail for the past seven years but I grew up in Marin County, CA.  I am so excited to be going on this trip. I will attend USC next......Read More

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Austin Schmidt, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Austin and I’m from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I graduated high school this past spring and after my gap year I will attend Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. In high school I ski raced and played tennis, and I had a few......Read More

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Nora, Participant

hi everyone! my name is nora hyman and i am from cleveland, ohio (yes, i am slightly obsessed with lebron james!). i can’t say that i have extensively studied eastern religion or that i am an extremely experienced trekker but i can say that i......Read More

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Introduction

lucas lepinard, Participant

Hi! My names Lucas Lépinard, I just graduated highschool in San Francisco, California. I’m super stoked to start the Nepal semester, get hiking, and meet you all! Next year I will be attending Middlebury college in Vermont and I was fortunate......Read More