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A Journey of Firsts

Maya Parr, Participant

Yak of the Week

This has been a journey of firsts for me. On Wednesday, February 7th at 2pm, I took my first international flight. Landing in the Abu Dhabi airport 13 hours later marked the first time that I ever set foot in another country. And after another 6......Read More

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My home stay, ISP

Clarke Aron, Participant

Over the past month, I have learned many things. I began with receiving my home stay family the Shrestha’s. I was a bit nervous for the home stay period but when looking back on the past month, it couldn’t have been any better. I bonded......Read More

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Defining Development

Francesca Verdugo, Participant

What defines you as a person? Is one’s hair, eye, nose, face, voice, style, mannerisms, networking, habits, words, consistency and countless things that define us.   We are continuously developing ourselves.  Time changes......Read More

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Photos from Around Town

Instructors, Instructor

It’s hard to believe, but we’ve already reached the final week of our urban homestays in our new home neighborhood of Bansbari, Kathmandu. We have been very busy; between daily language lessons, discussions, guest speakers, visiting......Read More

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Homestay

Jake, Participant

We all went off to our homestays a day after the mini-trek. I was put with Karma in the Kapan area. Karma is a famous painter who is also my ISP Mentor in Thangka paintings. We’ve been working a lot from canvas making with buffalo skin to......Read More

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A home full of brothers

Macy Ryan, Participant

I’ve never had brothers before; I have two sisters, so much of what I grew up with was more American girl dolls than toy trucks. So when I got to my home-stay two weeks ago I was apprehensive about having four new little brothers. However, I......Read More

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Poop and all its glory

Miranda + Macy, Participant

How’s your poop? Is it a one? A ten? Maybe you got lucky and dropped the five we all hope for. Here we celebrate our poop. We know that poop is the best indicator for your health, and thus we make sure to check in everyday. A low number on the......Read More

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The mini trek: a wild time

Julian Masciocchi, Participant

This is a bit belated, but better late than never. The trek was, as the title says, a wild time. The first day was, put lightly, trying. I volunteered to carry the med bag, which I soon realized was a critical error considering I had overpacked.......Read More

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development! it’s wild!

Liza (Lyza), Participant

Yak of the Week

It was brought to my attention recently that I say the word “wild” a whole lot. “How is your homestay, Lyza?”  “It’s truly wild.” “How is your ISP going, Lyza?  “Oh let me tell you, it is......Read More

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One Week in Kathmandu, Two weeks two go

Francesca Verdugo, Participant

After three day on the not so mini, mini trek. We finally arrived at Nargarkot. With the whole group intact.  We all suffered in different ways; weather that was from the blister on feet, hands or other part of are body which shall not be named. ......Read More

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The not so mini, mini trek

Francesca, Participant

After being welcomed into Nepal by Dave, Nick and Shante. With beautiful orange leis which are known as Marigold Garlands. Which my host mother calls Saraswati Flowers. We stayed at the Bhaktapur  Guest House for one week. Where we all got know......Read More

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Trek- Challenge Accepted

Miranda Milunsky, Participant

As I took a deep breath, my lungs filled with the sweet sensation of fresh Himalayan air. The once daunting thought of trekking for 3 days turned into a feeling of accomplishment. I am so proud of myself 🙂 Prior to the trek, I was nervous I would......Read More

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Yay for the Hims!

Isabella Solimene, Participant

After settling into Bhaktapur for week 1 of Orientation, the Hims were calling us to start off our 3 day Mini Trek. Day one of our trek started in Banepa to Nargarkot and was a true testament to how the rest of the trek was going to play out. Day......Read More

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Where I am From

Isabella Solimene, Participant

I am from a world of unique colors I originate from a country with ancient pagodas From a region where peasant women wear conical hats A place where silk is valued like money   The dishes we eat are exquisite A place where taste is divine and......Read More

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Settling into Kathmandu

Instructors, Instructor

As we approach the end of our first week in Kathmandu city, everyone is starting to settle into the new routine. Everyone has moved in with their new homestay families, began their independent study projects (ISPs) in the afternoons, and stretched......Read More