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Pictures from Rural Village Stay

Parker Pflaum, Instructor

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Some shots of Dragon’s Nepal College Study Abroad students with their homestay families in the village of Chaukati. We will stay with these Thami ethnicity families for about ten days and learn about local farming practices, bee keeping, women’s issues, religious practices, cooking, and much else. This area was one of the hardest hit by the 2015 earthquake and for the most part not a single structure was left standing. As you can see, the village has been busy rebuilding.

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Study Abroad Nepal: Passages & Peaks of the Himalaya

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Out of My Window

Caty Matthews, Participant

The first time I looked into the eyes of the girls who lived across the street was the last time I looked out the window. It was just past eight am, as it always seemed to be in that tiny green room, and I had my forehead pressed to the glass,......Read More

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reflections on family

Sylvia, Participant

Yak of the Week

i. the living room is on the ground floor. I sit with my bahini on the couch and watch Cinderella in Hindi. She asks me – will you comb my hair? Her hair so thick I could secure buildings with it. Pulling the comb through it, my own hair so......Read More

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Some recent adventures

Parker, Instructor

Picture of the Week

We’ve been in Nepal for exactly 30 days today. It’s been a jam-packed month of experiences and learning! Here are some recent adventures: Anil Chitraker took us on a walking tour of Patan, pointing out many of the sites and history that had heretofore escaped our notice. He recently facilitated some networking and logistics for visits by Prince Harry, Morgan Freeman for his new show ‘The Story of God’, and Benedict Cumberbatch for Dr. Strange filming. Jason Shah talked to our group about youth movements and attitudes in a somewhat traditional and heritage-filled area of Kathmandu. We ate at his… Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Study Abroad Nepal: Passages & Peaks of the Himalaya

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A Home With Seven Floors

Caty Matthews, Participant

A few minutes down the narrow road, And across the land and sea, In a towering house of at least seven floors, I’ve found a family.   Each morning I’m awoken, At the absolute crack of dawn, By construction across the shadowed way And a bell......Read More

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Patan

Annika Kendall, Participant

“I try desperately to conquer the transitory nature of my existence, to trap moments before they evenesce, to untangle the confusion of my past. Every instant disappears in a breath and immediately becomes the past; reality is ephemeral and......Read More

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Weekend Excursion

Sharon, Instructor

Our students have been arranging weekend excursions for us in pairs. Where they are  responsible for choosing excursion locations, all logistics involved and sharing with the group the history and significance of the location that they choose. They......Read More