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Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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And now we begin…

Instructors, Instructor

We wrapped up our orientation last night with a group ceremony, setting goals and expectations for ourselves individually and as a group of how we hope to interact with the experiences ahead of us in Nepal. We left our orientation site and passed......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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A: How often can we expect Yak postings?

Program Director, Instructor

Hi Wendy, The Nepal student group are currently just outside of Kathmandu completing their orientation training. You can expect posts every few days or so (it depends on whether they have easy access to wifi/signal or if they are on trek/in a......Read More

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Elysia is here!

Shanti Magar,Iinstructor, Instructor

Namaste! Our 12th member of the group has arrived in Nepal safe and sound! We already have met the group and we are very excited to begin our journey together! Stay tuned for more information! With gratitude, Instructor team...Read More

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Students arrive in Kathmandu, Nepal

Instructor team, Instructor

Dear friends and family of Nepal Summer 2018 students! Students have arrived in Kathmandu and are en route to our orientation site outside of the ancient city of Bhaktapur. Just one student is yet to join us to make our team complete, but Elysia......Read More

Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas, Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas, Eastern Himalayas: West Bengal to Sikkim

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Ready to Board!

Grace Barrett, Dragons Admin

Dear Family & Friends, The Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, and Nepal student groups have all made it through security and are at their international gate, ready to board their flight! Please look out for an updated post from the instructor teams once......Read More

Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas, Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas, Eastern Himalayas: West Bengal to Sikkim

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Students Together at the Terminal & Getting...

Grace Barrett, Dragons Admin

Dear Family & Friends, The Nepal, Bhutan, and Eastern Himalayas Group have gathered at the check-in counter at JFK and are all getting ready to check-in and proceed through security.  Look for an update once the group has arrived at the gate......Read More

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Dragons 1-Minute Visual-Story Contest

Christina, Dragons Admin

Hello Summer Students! We've just decided to host our first ever "1-Minute Visual Story" Contest in addition to our regular end-of-program Photo Contest. Here's the details......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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Weather

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hi everyone, Your ITeam here; Dave, Rishi and Shanti, We hope you are all feeling prepared and excited for your journey, just around the corner! We wanted to reach out with just a couple of days before you depart for Nepal with a mini packing-tip......Read More

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Noah’s Introduction

Noah Klavens, Participant

Hey everyone! My name is Noah Klavens, and I’m 18 years old. I live in a town near Boston, Massachusetts and I just finished up my senior year. My main passions are art and music – I’ve been drawing and painting for all of high school, and......Read More

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Ruby’s Introduction

Ruby Rich, Participant

Hello everyone! My name is Ruby, and I’m a rising senior this summer. I live just outside Philadelphia with my parents and two cats, Skippy and Jasper (picture attached because they are small and brothers and the lights of my life). Some of my......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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Packing list answer

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hi Ruby, Thank you for posting your question. Yes, it looks like you have sufficient footwear. You will not need any extra pairs. A pair of boots and a pair of tevas/chacos/any other kind of footwear should be enough. Regards, I-team.  ...Read More

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Will’s Introduction

Will Jamieson, Participant

Hi Everyone, sorry I’m a bit late to curve on posting this. My name is Will Jamieson and I’m excited to be joining you all in Nepal in a couple of weeks. Some background about me, I am form Bakersfield, CA and am a rising senior at my......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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Packing List Question

Ruby Rich, Participant

Hello everyone! My question is about footwear: what I have to bring so far is a pair of lightweight hiking boots and my Tevas – is a third pair needed? If so, do you have any suggestions as to what type of shoe would be best? Thank you! Ruby......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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Departure Day Details & Reminders!

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Dragons Students & Parents, Your journey is right around the corner and we can’t wait to meet you! Below is a reminder about your day-of travel details. Should you need to reach our staff during students’ travel days (both during AND......Read More