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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group A

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Updated Packing list !!

Tsheten, Instructor

Namaste and Hello! Our travel dates are getting closer. Are you getting excited? (We are!) In this post, we wanted to give you some information about clothing as well as general packing tips that you can use as a guide while you’re packing. The......Read More



Sam Korman, Participant

Hey everyone! My name is Sam, I’m 19 years old and I’m from Woodside, California. I went to boarding school at Andover in Massachusetts, and I’m starting at Middlebury College in February. When I was 14, I went on a 6 week long......Read More


A note on Technology

Instructor Team, Instructor

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


Proactively staying healthy in Nepal!

Instructor Team, Instructor

Dear parents and students, Staying healthy while on course is important as we want to make the most of our time here in Nepal! The more proactive we are with health, the less likely we will experience problems as individuals or as the group. As soon......Read More


Pre-Course Assignment

Charis, Instructor

Dear Students and Fellow Adventurers, We are only two and a half weeks away from meeting each other in Nepal! You are all most likely in a stage of preparation, whether you are gathering items to pack, reading up on Nepali culture and history,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A


Tentative Itinerary for Him A

Tsheten, Instructor

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


Howdy Y’all!

Casey Carrell, Participant

Hey team! I’m Casey Carrell, I’m 22 years old, and I still get Legos for Christmas. I come from Monroe, Georgia, and I just graduated from Furman University this May. I might be getting a bit of a late start on my gap year, but I am......Read More


Hey guys!

Zoe Larson, Participant

Hi! My name is Zoe, I’m 18 years old from Miami, Fl ! I’m super excited to meet everyone and get our journey going! I was born and raised in south florida, surfing, wake boarding, and skating. Doing pretty much anything that involved the......Read More



Makenzie Hazard, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Makenzie and I am so excited to be starting this journey with you all. I am 18 years old, and live in Menlo Park, California (about 30 minutes outside of San Francisco). I am taking a gap year before attending the University......Read More


Dear Future Student

Former Himalaya Semester Students, Participant

Hello fellow Dragons student. You are about to embark on the wildest journey you could imagine. I’m so excited for you! You’ve just made an extremely brave decision, choosing to spend the next several weeks in a country you probably know nothing......Read More


Namaste from Kathmandu!!

Tsheten Sherpa, Instructor

Namaste Everyone, Welcome to Nepal Himalaya Program and its a pleasure to be introducing myself to you guys. My name is Tsheten and I am from Nepal. I have been involved with Dragons for 4 years now. However, this is my second trip as an ......Read More


Introduction to Him A

Michael D Smith, Instructor

Dear Students, I am pleased to be serving as one of the three course instructors for your Himalayan Studies in Nepal this autumn; a very special time, with crisp cool weather, great mountain views, and many unique festivals including Dasain and......Read More


Namaste, Fellow Travelers!

Charis Boke, Instructor

Namaste, fellow travelers and 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.......Read More