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Orientation Reflection.

Aaron Lee, Participant

Besides the beautiful air and atmosphere of the valley and our first struggles with learning Nepali, we didn’t get much of a taste into this new world we stepped into until this morning. In groups of four, we wandered slowly out of the sheltered......Read More

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Nepal

Anna B, Participant

I walked into the airport two hours late. Of course. Yes, I am often late, just ask my instuctors, parents, teachers…. Well this time, it was the fault of a Boston blizzard. So when I arrived, everyone was there, waiting for me on a little circle......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

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Orientation

Emily Fishman, Participant

So far this trip has been amazing, everyone is so nice and real; I feel like I can be myself. The leaders are so wonderful and caring I already feel so loved. We just got back from a scavenger hunt which was so fun and made me want to learn more......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

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Nepal

Silas Brainard, Participant

I met up with the group at Tribhuvan Airport last Friday.  As I made my way towards the international arrivals, with my giant backpack and guitar, I must have looked conspicuous, because I soon spotted a smiling man, jumping and waving at me, who I......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

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Dhulikhel

Tomas Salazar, Participant

What’s up Mom, Dad, and Gabriel, I promised I would start my first YAK like this so here goes. So far the experience has been amazing. We have been staying these past four nights in a hotel in an area called Dhulikhel in the east of Kathmandu.......Read More

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Students Arrival

Aditya Shrestha, Participant

Hello everyone, The students have arrived safely at Tribhuwan International Airport. We will now be travelling 45 mins by road to Dhulikhel, our orientation site where we will be for the next five days. Here we will be taking time to get introduced......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

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Nepal Group A is at the departure gate!

Miriam, Dragons Admin

Here is a photo of our Spring 2018 Nepal Group A. They have made it through security and are waiting at their gate in JFK to board their flight to Doha, which is currently scheduled to depart on time! They’ll meet two additional group members,......Read More

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Student Introduction

Zanna Moore, Participant

Hi Guys! My name is Manzanita Moore, but you can call me Zanna. I’m from a little town in Southwest called Durango, Colorado. I graduated high school in 2017, but like many of you I’ve also decided to take a gap year before college. I......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

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Final Departure Reminders!

Carin, Dragons Admin

The time has finally arrived – you’re heading off to Nepal for an amazing 3 month adventure! We are so excited for you! Please read the following information carefully, as it contains all the details you’ll need for a successful,......Read More

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Introduction

Emilia Diaz-Magaloni, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Emilia Diaz-Magaloni and I’m from Palo Alto, California. I’m so excited to finally meet everyone and start this amazing adventure together. I am 19 years old and I also decided to defer from college to take a gap year.......Read More

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Introduction

Ben Wolf, Participant

Hi everyone! Ben Wolf here. I go by, but not limited to, Ben, Benjamin, Benji, and sometimes just Wolf—no preference. I am so so so super excited for our trip. Four or so years ago, the summer after my sophomore year of high school, I went on a......Read More

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Student Introduction

Carolyn Cheng, Participant

Hi everyone, I’m Carolyn Cheng. I graduated high school in the spring of 2017 and decided to delay going to college to establish a solid foundation of well-being and self-knowledge and explore my interests experientially so I could better take......Read More

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Student Introduction

Emily Fishman, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Emily and I’m from a small town in Vermont. I graduated high school last spring, I knew I wanted to take a gap year to grow as a person and get to know myself before college. I deferred from Bennington College which is......Read More

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Student Introduction

Chisana Monson, Participant

Hi, my name is Chisana Monson (pronounced Shoo-shana) but everyone calls me Choochy. I am from Fairbanks, Alaska and like many of you I am also on my gap year. I graduated high school a year early because to be honest I was done with school. Not the......Read More

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Student Introduction

Aaron Lee, Participant

Hello all and namaste, Sorry that I’m a bit late to the party. Nice to meet you all! My name is Aaron Lee, I’m 19 years old, and I’m from Menlo Park, California. For the past month and a half I’ve been at home working at a......Read More

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Namaste

Him A I-Team, Instructor

Namaste bidarthi haru, The three of us are finally together! Located in the windswept mountain town of Nagarkot, we have been planning and organising the next three months and we are getting very excited! Right off the bat we came to realise how......Read More