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Winding Down…

Instructor Team, Instructor

Dear Dragons friends and fam, We ended transference last night on a rooftop in Patan. Sitting in a circle under the stars each student recalled their favorite memories and gave thanks to each group member. The gratitude ceremony was a perfect way to......Read More

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Had to Sneak One Last Yak in There

Max Abu-Laban, Participant

I’m whipping this one final note off on my instructor Mike Dai’s samsung galaxy smartphone while waiting for the bus to the airport. This is my last night in Nepal. I could talk about how much I’ve learned these past 3 months, or......Read More

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Transference Yak!

Team C, Participant

Namaste to all the friends and families!! During our transference in Pokhara, we talked about going home – what it means, what to expect, how to make sense of this semester in Nepal. We want to send a Thank You to all families and friends for your......Read More

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Return Flight Information & Travel Day...

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Fall 2017 Nepal Group C Semester Families, It is hard to believe that 3 months have passed since your student embarked on this incredible adventure! It won’t be long until students will be boarding their planes back home. We are sure you are......Read More

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More Mountains…We’re Not Done...

Instructor Team, Participant

Friends, We thank you for your continued support and patience, allowing students to navigate their time in the city of Patan. They have explored what seems like every nook and cranny, every secret temple courtyard and culinary treat. They have made......Read More

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Newari Food

Magnolia Moskun, Participant

During our time in Patan, our group has been staying with Newari families. The Newaris are an ethnic group, and they are traditionally artisans. Many of our homestay parents are jewelry makers, bronze casters, or painters. My homestay dad (and ISP......Read More

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Yak Post #3

Carsten Russell, Participant

As we are quickly reaching the end of our Patan homestay and are getting ready to transition into our X-Phase, I am begining to reflect on the entire time that we have spent in Nepal.  We are coming full circle in our 3 month adventure by ending......Read More

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Trouble Sleeping

Nina Redpath, Participant

Patan is an awesome City. The food is good, the courtyards pretty. Every day is a new adventure, everywhere such a pretty picture. But every night when I go to bed, the moment when I rest my head has become a time I’ve come to dread. It starts......Read More

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Back in Patan!

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hi! Him C returned to the city of Patan today after a beautiful retreat at the Nagi Gompa nunnery. We will miss the call to puja (prayer), the drums, horns, conch shells, and bells. We will miss the little anis (nuns) playing jumprope and tag. We......Read More

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Buddhism Immersion

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hi Friends, We know you haven’t heard from your students much via the yak board lately, but that’s because they have been running all over Patan immersing in ISPs, exploring the city, and practicing Nepali. We are all on a bus at this......Read More

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Outdoor Adventure!

Michael D Smith (Instructor), Instructor

Our crew remains always enthusiastic for outdoor adventure. This morning they played futsal (small sided soccer), for an hour, which was not nearly enough time! Yesterday we visited the Nepal Outdoor Activities Center and learned more about......Read More

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All Hallow’s Eve in Patan

Instructors, Instructor

Michael Jackson, karaoke, melted candy corn, a jack-o-lantern of Buddha’s eyes, candlelight, and in-depth card games are a bit of what’s happening behind me at this very moment. Students planned this Halloween celebration Nepali style. Everyone......Read More

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Moving into Urban Homestay!

Instructor Team, Instructor

Namaste Friends And Families! After 16 amazing days of trek in the lower Himalayas and summitting Surya peak which is 5145 meters (16900 ft), we have now arrived in Patan City where we are going to spend three weeks of our time in Nepal. Students......Read More

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What I Love About the Mountains

Henry Coppolillo, Participant

The Himalayas figured prominently in my decision to come to Nepal. Mountains have been one of the most important things in my life for a long time, but the reason I feel drawn to this type of environment has often escaped me. Recently I’ve......Read More