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Study Abroad Nepal: Passages & Peaks of the Himalaya

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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

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Week 2 Photos

Sarah, Participant

Here are some photos from the past week! We spent a wonderful few days at HASERA farm where we learned a lot about permaculture. Pictured is one of our amazing views of the mountains, a photo I took while studying on the rooftop during sunset.......Read More

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Study Abroad Nepal: Passages & Peaks of the Himalaya

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Wetness is the Essence of Beauty

Sage Mountain, Participant

It is clear that this land knows water, and knows it well. Whether it be the falling rain or hanging mist, by being here I have been in constant communion with moisture. Every night of the trip so far I have gone to bed with an encompassing residue......Read More

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First Week Adventures!

Michael D Smith, Instructor

We’ve concluded our student orientation, and made our way farther southeast from Dhulikhel to Hasera Permaculture Farm in the lush green valley of Kavre District. On Wednesday we took a long day hike from Dhulikhel to Namo Buddha Monastery and......Read More