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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group A

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Student Introduction

Jacqueline Bengtson, Participant

Om friends, I am so excited and extremely grateful to begin our adventure together in less than two weeks! My name is Jacqueline, but most refer to me as Missy, and I’m from Concord, New Hampshire. It is surreal to fathom that I will be......Read More

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Student introduction

Silas Brainard, Participant

Hello everyone, I’m super excited to meet you guys and get started with our journey! My name is Silas, and I’m from East Lansing, Michigan. I have a little bit of a different background from most people on this trip, in that I lived in Kathmandu......Read More

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Tentative Itinerary

Sharon Sitling, Participant

Dear Team Himalayan–A in just a few weeks we will be together on this journey in an amazing land. As we are in the final stages of preparation for our trip, we are posting this tentative itinerary for you to get even more excited and for families......Read More

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Student Introduction

Shenandoah Bolding-Smith, Participant

Hey guys! I’m assuming, like me, you’ve been counting down the days till we depart and finally get to meet everyone for the first time, but before that, let me introduce myself, my name is Shenandoah. Currently I am living in Asheville North......Read More

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Instructor

Vincent Giannotti, Instructor

Dear students, We wanted to start off the topic of packing by addressing our technology policy for our time together in Nepal. Most of you must be already aware that these next 3 months, we will be having a no cellphone and no laptop policy. While......Read More

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Packing List for our fellow travellers!

Sharon Sitling, 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

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Pre course Assignments

Aditya Shrestha, Instructor

Dear students, We are just a few weeks away from meeting each other in Nepal. Many of you are most likely getting prepared for the adventure that awaits. You may be having a mixture of feelings for the new experiences each of you will encounter in......Read More

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A few tips for staying healthy in Nepal!

Sharon Sitling, Participant

Dear parents and students, Staying healthy while in Nepal is important as we want to make the most of our time here! This involves one to be more cautious. As soon as you arrive in Nepal we will share more tips and information on this topic with......Read More

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Hello and Namastey!!

Sharon Sitling, Instructor

Dear students a big hello to you! Warm greetings from the Himalayas. Congratulations on taking the opportunity to be a part of a wonderful, motivating and empowering experience with Dragons. My name is Sharon Sitling and I will be your Course......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Instructor

Vincent Giannotti, Instructor

Namaste everyone!   I want to start off by saying how excited I am to be an instructor on this program. Although this will be my first time working for Where There Be Dragons, it will be the start of the 6th year I have been living and working......Read More

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Instructor Introduction

Aditya Shrestha, Instructor

Namastey fellow travellers! My name is Aditya and I will be one of your instructors on the Dragons Himalayan Spring semester program. I am very excited to welcome you to the Himalayas and I hope you too are excited for the adventure that awaits you.......Read More

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Namaste from your Program Director

Shannon Harriman, Dragons Admin

Namaste Fellow Adventurers, Welcome to the Fall 2017 Himalaya Semester!  In just 5 weeks you will arrive in the Kathmandu airport and begin a sojourn that will change your life in unforeseen ways.  This journey will present challenges and rewards......Read More

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Information on Rabies and Malaria in Nepal

Program Director, Dragons Admin

Namaste, As you are preparing for your upcoming adventure in Nepal, many of you will be visiting travel doctors and making a plan for vaccinations and medication. We wanted to take this opportunity to provide some additional information regarding......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Welcome to the Yak Board!

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Spring 2018 students, Welcome to the Dragons community and your course’s Yak Board! You can think of your course’s Yak Board as a online group journal and virtual bulletin board. Pre-course, your instructors will use the board to......Read More