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Hi from Minneapolis!

Ellen Israel, Participant

Hi!! I’m Ellen, 18, book-reader, music-listener, and cat-petter, and I’m from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I graduated from high school last June and will be going to college in New York in the fall. In the meantime, I get to go to India with all......Read More


Hello From New Jersey

Elliot Adams, Participant

Hello!!! My name is Elliot Adams and I am 17 years old. A few activities I enjoy doing is playing sports, watching movies, and both listening to and making music with my friends. I consider myself a relatively experienced traveler as I have visited......Read More


Hello from Vancouver

Sarah Howard, Participant

Hello from Vancouver, Canada Hey, Sarah here, reporting from Vancouver, British Columbia. I am extremely stoked about our upcoming adventures and can’t wait to connect with you all. A quick introduction: I am 19 years old. I love music, dancing,......Read More


Hi from Seattle!

Madison Beveridge, Participant

Hi from Seattle! My name is Madison Beveridge and I am 18. I graduated in June 2017 and have been working at a restaurant, traveling locally and preparing for our trip for the past couple months! I love photography, meeting new people and exploring......Read More


We-Team Promise To You

I-Team!, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Namaste India Students! Our instructor team is currently high in the mountains in Nagarkot, Nepal planning for our upcoming three months together. Over warm cups of chai we are finalizing logistics, reading your recently posted Yaks, and planning......Read More



Wyatt Strombom, Participant

Hello!  My name is Wyatt and I’m from Central Wisconsin. I’m 20 years old and I currently go to a small school called Northland College for Outdoor Education, which is located a few blocks away from Lake Superior.  Winter is in full swing here......Read More


Hello From Connecticut!

Jessica Cruz, Participant

Hello all! My name is Jessie Cruz, I am 18 years old from Sandy Hook, Connecticut and graduated in 2017. This past semester I have been independently backpacking through Europe and much of the Balkans. This coming 2018 fall semester I will be......Read More



Lily Cunningham, Participant

Hi from San Francisco! My name is Lily Cunningham and I am eighteen years old. I graduated high school last spring, and have been working at a cafe and making art at home for the first semester of my gap year. I have never been to India (or even......Read More


Greetings from New York

Gideon Goldhagen, Participant

I’m Gideon Goldhagen, 17 years old, from New York City, an implant at 12 from Newton, Massachusetts. I would be a senior in high school, but instead, my parents and I decided to embark upon a year-long trip around the world. About two weeks in I......Read More


student introduction

Abby Raeside, Participant

Hey all! I’m Abby! Originally from Oakland, CA, I am now a sophomore at a small college located on a little farm in the blue ridge mountains of North Carolina. I just turned 20, and can’t believe the first few months of this year will be spent......Read More


Arrival Information

India I-Team, Participant

Hello everyone! We hope that your packing is going well and that you are getting excited about our upcoming travels! Our instructor team will soon be in Nepal attending our own orientation and we are so looking forward to meeting you all and......Read More


Independent Study Projects!

India I-Team, Participant

As you all know and may be excited about, we will be diving into Independent Study Projects, or ISP’s, during our time in Varanasi. This ends up being some students’ favorite part of a Dragons course. You have the chance to pursue a......Read More


Hello From Montana

Riley Slater, Participant

My name is Riley Slater. I’m a recent high school graduate and I’m eighteen years old. I was born and raised in Bozeman, Montana. I have traveled to both coasts and Mexico. I’m extremely ecstatic to explore India, learn more about......Read More


Electronics Policy

India I-Team, Instructor

Namaste again! We are giving you a lot of information over the next few days, but it’s all essential in making sure you are well prepared for our travels! We wanted to take this opportunity to explain our electronics policy on the India semester.......Read More


Introductions & Pre-Course Assignment

India I-Team, Instructor

Namaste friends – As we instructors prepare for your arrival in India, we want to provide you with a prompt to get you to begin thinking about your upcoming spring semester. In addition, we are hoping you will take this opportunity to introduce......Read More