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Study Abroad Nepal: Passages & Peaks of the Himalaya

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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

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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

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Things Discovered in the Streets of Nepal

Caty Matthews, Participant

Yak of the Week

In the streets of Bhaktapur, all time exists at once. I sat on the top step of a temple, watching this world bustle below. My tongue itched for the taste of “suntalas”, these oranges I am confused by. I have never peeled oranges before. The......Read More

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HASERA Farm

Annika, Participant

Yak of the Week

A couple of nights ago, Sharon and Parker performed a poignant ceremony welcoming us to Nepal and to this program. It was freezing cold, but that wasn’t too important as we sat on the roof in a circle, aware of the surrounding, formidable......Read More

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McCabe’s Reflection on Permaculture

McCabe Ballance, Participant

McCabe Ballance February 1, 2019 During my time at Hasera, I have further cultivated my interest in small sustainable farming. I had an epiphany earlier this year of changing my major and gravitating towards a life where I could physically see the......Read More

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First Impressions of Nepal

Sylvia Snow and Lara Cunningham, Participant

We arrived in Nepal on the 24th and 25th, after many long hours of travel. After being picked up by taxi at the airport, we arrived at the Cafe de Patan, where we met our group for the first time. Here, we rested and tried to adjust to the new time......Read More

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Greetings from Nepal!

Max Sun and Chinelle Miller, Participant

Namaste and greetings from Nepal! It’s been an exciting first few days. The first nights were spent in Patan as we waited for everyone to arrive and recover from their flights. Patan is a bustling urban area in the south outskirts of Kathmandu.......Read More

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Small Moments in Nepal

Blake McClain and Caty Matthews, Participant

On the road to Dhulikel, we met a father and son headed to their cousin’s wedding. The father approached us first, with a large smile and larger mustache, and when we reached the limits of shared language, his son spoke as well. They kindly......Read More