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Arrived in Kathmandu!

Instructor Team, Participant

Him A students have arrived in Kathmandu, with big smiles on faces and big bags on backs! Stay tuned for updates about our adventures and learning experiences this fall!...Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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:)

Charlotte Biché, Participant

hehe I’m so excited to meet you guys!!! I hope everyone is feeling good even though I’m feeling a lil nervous so if you’re also feeling nervous well me too but we’re gonna have so much fun!! 🙂 hehe...Read More

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Arrivals and Immigration Process!

Instructor Team, Instructor

Dear Himalaya Semester Students! We know it can sometimes be intimidating to travel through a new airport, so here is an overview of your arrival process at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport in the wee hours of the morning of September 17th:......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Departure Day Details & Reminders

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Dragons Students & Parents, Your journey is right around the corner and we can’t wait to meet you! Below is a reminder about your day-of travel details. Should you need to reach our staff during students’ travel days (both during AND......Read More

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Better late than never? Hopefully?

Michael Schlarbaum, Participant

Hey everyone, I’m sorry that I’m so late in doing this… The procrastinator in me is very strong. Please know its not out of disrespect. I just have trouble convincing myself to do things sometimes. Anyway, my name is Michael, and......Read More

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belated hello !

Charlie, Participant

Hi everyone !! I know this hello is a bit late, and that I’ll be able to say ‘hi’ in person to you all in a few short days, but I figured I’d introduce myself anyways before we meet on Saturday – My name is Charlotte......Read More

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Response to Packing Question

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hi all, In response to the recent packing questions: No, you all do not need to bring Nepal guide books or bowls etc for trekking. We have a number of Nepal guide books in our program library for you to borrow, and we will provide you with eating......Read More

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Never Ending Peace And Love (NEPAL)

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hi everyone, we have been together the past few days planning and preparing for our course, and we were inspired to write this statement of intent for you all: We believe travel is an opportunity for self discovery, and are delighted by community......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Random packing list questions

Makenzie Elizabeth Hazard, Participant

Hi everyone! I’m going through the packing list and wondering if there are items not listed that we should bring. Do we need to bring our own bowl/spoon for the trek? Do we need to bring the lonely planet guidebook? Thanks!...Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A, Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group B, Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group C

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Pre-Course Webinar Recording

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Students & Families,   As you prepare for the upcoming departure, don’t forget about your pre-course webinar recording! While many of you joined us for the live discussion and Q&A, we also recorded the conversation and......Read More

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Details!

Charis, Instructor

Namaste all! We are so glad we’ve gotten to connect with most of you on the phone so far, and are looking forward to talking with a few more of you this week! All three of us are here in Kathmandu, and we’ve been scheming and planning......Read More

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Introduction

Jamie Hickling, Participant

Hello everyone! I’m a bit late on my Yak-Board introduction given that we’ll all be meeting each other in just a few days, but better late than never! I was born in Christchurch, New Zealand but have grown up mostly in Knoxville, Tennessee.......Read More

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Introduction

Julia Dudensing, Participant

Hey everyone! My name is Julia, I’m 18 and I’m from Sacramento, California. I’m so excited to meet all of you! I just graduated from Christian Brothers High School and I am going to attend NYU in the Fall of 2019. My parents love to travel, so......Read More

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HELLO

Xavier Segel, Participant

I write on windows and walk in water. And I turn water into tea. My name is Xavi and I am nineteen. I’m from outside Philly and plan on going to Williams College (are there any more NESCAC here??). I have spent my life in a flat metro area,......Read More

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Introduction

Jack O'Connor, Participant

Hi All! My name is Jack O’Connor and I just finished my freshman year at Bowdoin College. I’m an avid tennis and piano player, and I absolutely love trekking and exploring new places. I’ve done some extended trips in the White......Read More