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Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas, Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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International Group Return Flight Information

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Families & Friends, It is hard to believe that almost four weeks have passed since your student embarked on this incredible adventure! It won’t be long until students will be boarding their planes back home. We are sure you are anxiously......Read More

Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas

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Bumthap

Jordan Faragallah, Participant

tin rooves and wooden walls sky where the two don’t meet off to weed potatoes in sandals or bare feet dog barks mark the fall of night yet room still oscillate with electric light a pooja starts the beat of drums soft resonance of......Read More

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Environmental Awareness Day

Raif Wexler & Jack Holmgren, Participant

For the past several days we have been developing our independence skills through planning themes and activities during our trek and stay at UWICER. Today was environmentally themed with a focus on Bhutan’s unique ecosystems and was hosted by......Read More

Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas

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Piyush Rap

Students, Participant

Day 3 of our hike was dedicated to Piyush, the water purifier we have been using on course. Matthew and Jordon sources lyrics from the student group and compiled them into the following rap… mmm yeah it’s another lil yoosh rap, tap water......Read More

Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas

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Trek Day 2: Happiness

Ava Frankel & Delaney Bashaw, Participant

Today’s theme was happiness! We shared jokes and riddles on the trail, at mints & snacks, played games, and did our best to be happy on a long trek. When we finally got to camp, we took some time to make a list of the things that make us happy......Read More

Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas

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Trek Day 1

Juna Pfeifer, Participant

We have now finished our first day on trek and are roasting individually wrapped marshmallows over a bonfire. Thousands of miles away from home, I have come to appreciate the little things that push me through the day. In the midst of a massive......Read More

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Trekking update

Instructor Team, Participant

Just a quick photo of our group on trek. We reached the first camp about lunch time, set up camp and are now resting up for the big pass day tomorrow. All students are doing well. We will send another longer Yak tomorrow....Read More

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Our Village Homestay

Instructor Team, Participant

“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends.” – Maya Angelou On our......Read More

Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas

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To My Homestay Sister

Jack Holmgrem, Participant

*Note given to my homestay sister* Thank you. Though at first I did not recognize all that you do, I now appreciate your kindness and hospitality. I wish I could have done more to show my appreciation, whether that be cooking more meals or washing......Read More

Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas

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Village Homestay

Matthew Akin, Participant

As soon as I arrived, I felt right at home. My family treated us like royalty. I always feel so guilty watching them serve us, wash our dishes, etc. If we try to intervene and help they never oblige. That is part of the beauty of the village life......Read More