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Kopan Retreat

Sarah, Participant

This past week we had the amazing opportunity to participate in the retreat at Kopan. Something that really resonated with me was the notion that you get good at what you practice– so if this notion goes for worries and fears, why not practice......Read More

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Let’s Sit a Little

Sage Mountain, Participant

Thursday, October 24 2019 Ananda Treehouse, Boudha Kopan Retreat Reflection I have spent the past seven days in retreat at Kopan Monastery, perched on an immense hillside overlooking the Kathmandu valley. The retreat provided an introduction to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

Study Abroad South America: The Spirit of the Andes

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Update on Bolivia

Cara, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Families, We are writing to give you an update related to Bolivia. As you may be aware, last Sunday presidential elections were held in which Evo Morales was running for a controversial 4th term. Final votes were counted earlier......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

Study Abroad South America: The Spirit of the Andes

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Travel to Cochabamba

Luis, Instructor

Hello all, This is a message to let everyone know that this evening we will be traveling by bus to the city of Cochabamba where tomorrow students will enter into their second long homestay. We are excited to make this transition and for students to......Read More

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Retreat!

Sharon, Instructor

This is our fifth full day at the retreat in Kopan monastery. The monastery has deep roots in Tibetan Buddhism. It is perched on top of a beautiful hill in the Kathmandu valley. In between our classes we have been able to view the sprawling city......Read More

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Reflections of Patan

Team CSA, Instructor

After we said goodbye to Patan and our homestay families we sat together as a group and reflected on the five weeks that we spent here. Through the sense of smell, taste, sound and sight we revisited these memories that we had created in the five......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

Study Abroad South America: The Spirit of the Andes

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Moving on to Bolivia

Luis, Participant

Hello friends and family, This is a quick note to let you know that our group is transitioning tonight from Peru to Bolivia. Our time here in Peru has been wonderful and it’s bittersweet to leave the place we’ve called home for almost......Read More

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My Chocolate Lady

Naomi, Participant

When I first came to Urubamba, I was on a mission to find one thing: Chocolate. I have allergies to gluten and dairy, so finding sweets that I can eat is usually a struggle for me. One challenge for me here is not being able to eat sweets and......Read More

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Who’s Cooking Dinner?

Sage Mountain, Participant

Yak of the Week

On Wednesday night this last week, I tagged along with my homestay brother to the Patan Durbar square to meet some friends and celebrate the Dashain times, for many a religious holiday steeped in tradition and meaning, for my homestay brother who......Read More

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ICIMOD Photos

Sarah, Participant

Picture of the Week

Here are some photos from the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development Knowledge Park! It was so nice to get outdoors and learn about sustainable rural development!

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Home in Urubamba

Kendall, Participant

As our final week is creeping upon us its beginning to sink in how much I’m going to miss my homestay family here in Urubamba. Last Wednesday was absolutely beautiful, the sun was shinning and everything felt good. My 8 year old sister Danielle......Read More

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Dasain ko ghaam

Sharon, Instructor

When the sky turns into the deepest blue after the long monsoon. The marigolds bloom in doubles; in hues of orange, yellow and gold and the sun shines not too harshly but brightly usually between September and October it marks the beginning of the......Read More