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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group C

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group C

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Ode to Juga (the leech)

Nina Redpath, Participant

You’ve bitten all my fingers, you’ve bitten all my toes. I’m praying night and day you don’t crawl up my nose. You make me bleed so much, I don’t know what to say. I hope I break this pattern of a new juga everyday.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group C

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Relationships Beyond the Language Barrier

Henry Coppolillo, Participant

My first night in Chokati was by far the furthest from my comfort zone I’ve felt since arriving in Nepal. I thought I would enjoy being separate from the group for the first time since we got here, but as I arrived at my homestay......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group C

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Update from Chokati

Instructor Team, Instructor

Today was another full day in Chokati village, and the students are back at home with their homestay families for the 3rd night. Today the students enjoyed a talk by Man Bahadur Thami, the recently elected leader of the village municipality,......Read More

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To Homestays We Go!

Instructors, Instructor

Hi Friends and Families! This is the Instructor Team just giving you a head’s up that we are traveling today to our 2 week rural village homestay. Everyone is doing well. Students are currently journaling, reading, and playing soccer as we......Read More

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Himalayas

Emma Buchta, Participant

Our tea house trek was challenging but incredible. The first day was had beautiful views of the rolling “hills” of the Kathmandu Valley, which seemed liked mountains to me. The clouds and smog covered the Himalayas which loomed just......Read More

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Greetings From Nepal!

Carsten Russell, Participant

Hey everyone.  Just here checking in before we go off on our 2 week village homestay.  We just came back from a beautiful 3 day tea house trek and I just wanted to share my experience with the yak board.  We hiked a total of 33 miles in 3 days,......Read More

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Teahouse Trekking!

Henry Coppolillo, Participant

Hi Everybody! This is Henry, writing from Dhulikhel where we arrived yesterday at the conclusion of our “warm up” or “Teahouse” Trek. We had an amazing three day, 48 km walk along the rim of the Kathmandu Valley. We were also......Read More

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Where I am

Nina Redpath, Participant

I am from crowded streets, loud cars, and bright lights, but also green grass and crystal clear creeks with freezing cold water. I am from sticky sap and sticky subway cars. I am from Jewish friends, Catholic relatives and agnostic parents. That is......Read More

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Hello from Boudha!

Brita, Max, Marshall, Willinag, Participant

Wassup internet, you’re receiving this message from Marshall, Max, Will and Brita :). After a week of getting acquainted in the “Love Compound” (orientation week), we have finally been unleashed onto the streets of Nepal! We kicked......Read More

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And the Mini-Trek Begins…

Instructor Team, Participant

This morning we departed from Sundarijal (“Beautiful Waters”) on a 3-night, 46km “mini-trek” through the Shivapuri National Forest which makes up the north rim of the Kathmandu Valley. Yesterday we had an amazing time......Read More

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A Morning at the Eco Village

Instructor Team, Instructor

While in transit between Pharping and Boudha, Kathmandu, we enjoyed a morning visit to the Kevin Rohan Memorial Eco Foundation in Chalnakhel (www.krmef.org). After an intro and tour to the Eco Village by the manager Santosh, we broke into teams to......Read More

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Hello from Pharping!

Himalaya C, Participant

Nepal is full of pleasant surprises. After our nighttime arrival to Pharping, we all awoke jet-lagged and amazed to find ourselves amongst prayer flags and beautiful fog covered hills. We’ve been enjoying getting to know one another, playing......Read More

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Students arrival!

Instructors, Participant

Namaste friends and families!! Our group has finally arrived in Nepal!! We have received everyone and had a welcome ceremony at the airport. After that we headed towards our orientation location i.e. Pharping where we have already arrived! Our guest......Read More