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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group B

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​Deconstructing to Reconstruct

Anna, Arvin, & Rishi, Instructor

Picture of the Week

​Our first week of course has been an art in holding space and sharing light. We have provided one another license to think about intention and self. We have riffed off of one another’s thoughts and that has taken us down roads and up valleys of conversation relating to travel, development, adulthood, family structures, and our spirit animals. Light has been an important thread we have followed. We began our time together settled around candlelight, where we expressed our fears: of not being as present as we could be, of not expressing adequate gratitude to those we care about, of… Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group B

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Bargaining 101: A Rhyme-alicious Guide

Julia, Jake, Leija, Wyath, Participant

In light of our excursion to the city of Bhaktapur today, we’d like to offer you some handy dandy tips on how to bargain! This is a very crucial skill here in Nepal, where vendors try to overcharge all the time, especially when you look like a......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group B

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A Challenge

Emily, Will, Lauren, and Annabelle, Participant

Tucked into the busy streets of the greater Kathmandu area rests Bhaktapur Guest House, a space in which we can feel the Nepalese air around us, but for the most part, are isolated from the chaotic motorcyclists and ample temples.  In this......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group B

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Football in Bhaktapur

Jack, Sutter, Scout, and Connor, Participant

As we were completing challenges in our scavenger hunt through Bhaktapur we met a group of kids playing with a tattered football (soccer ball). After tracing their hand prints and having them write their names as part of a challenge, they invited us......Read More

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Finally All Together

I-team, Instructor

​Hello friends and family and loved ones, Our whole group of 15 is now together at our orientation site in Bhaktapur. We will be here for the next five days catching up on rest, orienting ourselves to the area, and developing group norms. Despite......Read More

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Students have arrived!!

Instructor team, Participant

The students have arrived safe and healthy and are united with the instructors !! (Scout will be arriving tomorrow and we will post a full group photo.) We will update you more shortly....Read More

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Believe.

Instructor Team, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Intrepid friends, In a few short days you will join the three of us here in Nepal. We are greatly anticipating your arrival. We have spent the past week considering all the possibilities of our time together. We have had discussions about places we......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

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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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Hi!

Sutter Morris, Participant

Hey everyone! Of course I waited until the last minute to do this but better late then never? I’m Sutter and I’m from San Francisco. I have lived there for my whole life so I’m super excited to spend a significant amount of time in......Read More

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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Pre-Course Assignment, of sorts

Instructor Team, Instructor

Team Him B, It has been so lovely reading all of your introductions here on the Yak board. Getting to put your faces to names, and hear more about your interest and enthusiasm for coming to join us in Nepal has us all feeling wonderfully excited to......Read More

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Packing List Additions

Anna, Instructor

As your arrival to Nepal is approaching, we wanted to share with you some tips and updates about the packing list. They may deviate from what is recommended on the Packing List in the Course Preparation Manual (CPM), however the three of us spoke......Read More

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Independent Study Projects (ISPs)

Instructor team, Instructor

Independent study projects are an important part of a Dragons course. It’s an opportunity for you to get hands on experience in different crafts or topics that you are passionate about. During our time in Urban homestay in Patan (also known as the......Read More

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Hi!

Lauren Forgione, Participant

Hello everyone! My name is Lauren Forgione, I’m from a small town called Woodstock, Vermont (near Killington). I’m 18 years old and taking a gap year to learn more about myself, step out of my comfort zone, and experience some of the amazing......Read More