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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group C

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Reflections as a group

Him C, Participant

Yak of the Week

In Nepal I learned…. That humor doesn’t have to be the only way to interact with someone, that being kind is really appreciated, and how to do a card trade How to slow down and notice the little things. That lives on this half of the......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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Return International Group Flight Information

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Fall 2018 Nepal 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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At Bhaktapur

Team Him C, Instructor

Picture of the Week

The art of pottery itself can be meditative, maybe it is the effect of the fluid spin of the wheel, or the grounding effect of touching the clay/ earth with our bare hands. We went to the ancient pottery square in Bhaktapur on our last day of xphase to meet the artisans and try our hands on the pottery wheel.

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group C

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Reflections

Harrison Bushnell, Participant

Yak of the Week

It seems obvious that self-image (how we perceive our personality, worth, and attractiveness to the outside world) is eternally tied to our literal self-image (how we appear in photos, mirrors, etc.). I was pondering self-image during our 14-day......Read More

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Morning light

Micah LeMasters, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Winter has quietly settled into the Kathmandu valley and cold air has begun to sneak in with pealing prayer bells that find their way in through my open window in the morning. The ancient kingdom of Patan wakes up gracefully with freshly prepared......Read More

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Returned from monastery

Instructor team, Instructor

We have returned to Patan from our monastery retreat and everyone has settled back into the busy city life and their homestays. Re entering the busy streets of Patan was was quite a shock after 5 days of silence and mediation at the beautiful Namo......Read More

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A brief summary of Tihar

Grace, Participant

A Brief Summary of Tihar Tihar, or the festival of lights, is celebrated throughout Nepal around this time each year. We were lucky enough to be able to experience this holiday with our homestay families. Here is a brief description of what these......Read More

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Meditation retreat

Instructor Team, Instructor

Greetings from the Kathmandu Valley. We have just departed our homestay families in Patan and have made the two hour trip to the Namo Buddha monastery where we will spend the next 6 days studying Buddhism and participating in several days of silent......Read More

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Jazzmandu Baby Yeaaahhhhh

Geoff Brann, Participant

I like music. I like it a lot. I’ve been around it for a long time, played it for while. I never really went to see live music; the last show I went to was at a small bar where my school band conductor was playing with his band Slide Attack (it......Read More

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Early Mornings in Patan

Libby Gardner, Participant

Being in Nepal has required me to adapt to a new way of living; new toilets, piyushing (sterilizing) water, eating with my hands, and speaking a new language. So far, I’ve had a relatively easy time adjusting to these new cultural norms but......Read More

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Vote

Seeret Singh, Participant

I’ve been in Nepal since September. On Sunday, I logged onto Facebook for the first time in 2 months to find my timeline flooded with reports of more senseless violence – shooting after shooting after bomb threat after shooting –......Read More

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homestay

Jackson Ikenberry, Participant

Its day 5 of our urban homestay in Patan. Thinking back to our first day I remember being nervous about how I’d do, staying with another family for four whole weeks. My mind burned with worries and tribulations. Would they like me? What if I got......Read More

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group C

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Settling in to Patan

Instructor Team, Instructor

Our midcourse retreat finished up a few days ago and we have settled in to our long-term homestay here in Patan. We spent a lovely couple of days around the beautiful Boudhanath Stupa reflecting on the first half of our trip which was quite a bit......Read More