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Started the trek !!

Instrucotors, Instructor

Hi Everyone, Him A is camping at their trek start point after a long and bumpy bus ride. We are going start hiking tomorrow morning!! Everyone is in good health and spirits. We will have very little connection over the next couple weeks as we go......Read More

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Mason, Participant

Just a few weeks ago I met my tailoring instructor, a lady named Roma, at the Dragons program house in Patan. Accompanied by her son, who served as a translator for our introduction, Roma led me to her clothing shop, a humble workplace filled with......Read More

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At the End of the Universe

Rebecca, Participant

We arrived in Nagarkot after a twisty bus ride up into the hills. The views were stunning all along the way up, so you can only imagine our anticipation for the view from above and of the mountains! THIS IS X-PHASE! X Phase is where we, the......Read More

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Dababy @ DaProgram House

Dababy, Participant

Our time in Patan has sadly come to an end, which means dababy is back! Those three weeks went by very fast; the connections we made with locals and our homestay families, and all the things we learned will stay close in our hearts for the rest of......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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A few ISP Presentation Photos

Instructors, Instructor

Before leaving Patan yesterday, we had presentations of our Independent Study Projects (ISPs) and a party for our homestay families, complete with dancing. Here are a few highlights!...Read More

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New Beginnings

Josephine, McKenna, Participant

This picture was taken during our homestay party. As we leave Patan behind we take with us the feeling of belonging, belonging to a family in an unfamiliar world. Homestays are not only about eating the same food as your family, doing laundry when......Read More

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a brief walk

emma & audrey, Participant

Some images on our way to thamel during our Sunday student planed excursion. We took public the bus transportation but because of the vising Chinese prime minister and his wife the main road was closed so our bus could not cross the bridge by bus.......Read More

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Friday excursion to Bouddhanath

Rishi, Instructor

We had a lovely Friday excursion challenge to Bouddhanath. We then had a lovely lunch by the portrait of HH Dalai Lama and it felt as if he were blessing us with his actual presence. We are wrapping up our final days of the urban homestays and will......Read More

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Patan Weeks 2 – 2.5

Instructors, Instructor

The time we have in our urban homestays in Patan goes by so quickly! We spend a lot of time as a group in this lovely little room in our beautiful little Program House. Students and instructors meet here every morning to eat breakfast together,......Read More

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Paubha Painting

Rebecca, Participant

As our time is nearing down in Patan, ISPs are in full swing and coming to a close. Audrey and I are working on Paubha painting, which are intricate paintings of gods and goddesses. While we don’t have time to work on much detailing, our......Read More

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first few ISP lessons

emma, Participant

On the first day I learned how to make strait lines and curves. Then I learned how to make leaves, then flowers which got exponentially harder. My ISP is with my bua (dad) on the first floor of the house. The tools are sharpened iron and a wooden......Read More