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Study Abroad Nepal: Passages & Peaks of the Himalaya

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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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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

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Homestay vibing

Kenna, Participant

I feel so grateful to have the chance to immerse myself in Nepali family life. I truly feel treated as one of their own through my differences. We laugh and communicate with ease, even through the barrier of language. When I was sick, I was taken......Read More

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Heads to the Trees

Sage Mountain, Participant

This last weekend the older brother in my homestay family, mero nepali daai, went trekking with a group of his friends. A couple nights after he returned we were on the roof of our house watching the day slide away, telling stories and putting......Read More

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Organic Living

Kenna, Participant

The mountains paint the skyline. Connecting the heavens and the earth. Duality at its finest is the earth the heavens and the heavens the earth.  Walking down the street, life feels like a video game or some sort of virtual reality, this simulates......Read More

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Pharping

Sarah , Participant

Picture of the Week

Last week, on the final leg of our travel period before Patan, we had the amazing opportunity to go to Pharping for a few days. Pictured here is the view from the monastery we stayed at, as well as some photos from our beautiful day hike. One of my favorite moments in Pharping was on the first night, when we did a little scavenger hunt throughout the town to ask locals some questions and to buy a few items. At the very end of our scavenger hunt, we had one question remaining, one that was difficult to ask without knowing… Read More