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Sewing with Sapana

Garland Joseph, Participant

My tailoring mentor has a pretty round face and a kind smile, her name is Sapana. But, I am to call her Sapana Didi. She speaks little English and I little Nepali, so we can only communicate with two simple phrase. When I mess up my task, which is......Read More

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A Lil Mini Trek

Kathryn McLane, Participant

The first week of orientation lead the group smoothly into our three-day trek. Getting to know each unique 18-19 year old brought the group together in an important, formative manner. Going into the first day of our mini-trek, myself and the rest of......Read More

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Dad, you were right about the snickers bar

Maya Parr, Participant

Right-left, right-left, in-out, in-out… The sound of your steps begin to align with your breathe as you get used to walking for 6 plus hours.When you are covering roughly 47 km in 3 days, your mind finds its own little flow and pattern of travel.......Read More

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I have grown from this trek.

Garland, Participant

I have grown from the fear and anticipation of the never ending walk. I have grown from the dalbhet that was graciously given to all 17 of us. I have grown from those winding stairs that trick you into believing you’re almost finished. I have......Read More

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Langtang, Ganesh, and Dorje Lankpa peaks

Macy Ryan, Participant

The past three days we have spent trekking on the rim of the Kathmandu Valley. On the morning of the second day, I was struggling to get out of bed and get ready for the day. My mood immediately changed when our instructor Dave knocked on the door......Read More

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trek trek trek

Liza, Participant

What is wilderness? I asked myself this question several times during our mini-trek over the past few days. I also kept questioning, what is a trek? What is a hike? How do my preconceptions of nature affect how I am experiencing this particular......Read More

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3 day trek

Clarke Aron, Participant

I was very curious to see how I would do on my first trek ever. On the first day, going from Bhaktapur Guest House to Nagarcot, the 12 miles took quite the toll on my thighs and feet. I was very surprised that I had it in me to keep going after......Read More

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Home

Clarke Aron, Participant

I am from the music city, the place that grinded me out into the person I am today, where there are people strumming the guitar and singing their heart out on every street corner, where I learned to be strong through adversity, where my grandad and......Read More

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Mini Trek

Jake, Participant

The Mini trek was much harder than I excepted but was a great experience, Day 1 we went uphill a lot, the stairs were the worst part and were the most physically and emotionally draining, there were a lot of great views that made it a great hike......Read More

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What just happened?

Clarke, Isabella, Liza, Participant

On our first day in the city, we were cut loose into groups of three to explore the city on a scavenger hunt. The city is amazing and I enjoyed getting to see such a different culture than the one I’m used to. I was honestly pretty nervous at......Read More

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We Were Tricked

Miranda, Garland, Maya, Participant

Greetings from Nepal! We were tricked. We were led out into the city of Bhaktapur, given a piece of paper, and our instructors said “see you in 4 hours.” A scavenger hunt! At first we were overwhelmed. Going into Bhaktapur with such......Read More

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The Chronicles of the Baktapur scavenger hunt

Julian, Kathryn, Jake, Participant

For our first day in the city Bhaktapur, we were sent out on our own for a challenging scavenger hunt. Our first stop was at a shop on the street, run by a friendly English teacher. Helped us identify where to find some of the items on our list. We......Read More

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Our Day in Bhaktapusr

Macy, Francesca, Izzy, Participant

Our first four days in Nepal have been filled with the beauty of the Himalayan mountains, our very first language classes, and a deeper understanding of the culture. During our language classes we’ve learned simple phrases that proved useful......Read More

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Nepal Group B is at the Departure Gate!

Carin, Dragons Admin

Here is a photo of our Spring 2018 Nepal Group B. They have made it through security and are waiting at their gate at JFK to board their flight to Abu Dhabi, which is currently scheduled to depart on time! Safe travels everyone! Family &......Read More