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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group B

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Hi!

Elizabeth Freeland, Participant

Hi, my name is Elizabeth Freeland, but a lot of people call me Liz. I was born in Naples, Florida but raised in Nashville, TN. Last year, I went to the University of Southern California where I studied Computer Science Business Administration. I am......Read More

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Hello Everyone!

Elli, Participant

My name is Elli Stevenson, I’m 19 and live in the beautiful Mount Washington Valley in Tamworth, New Hampshire. I am on a gap year right now before I head to college in the fall, and what better way to spend it than traveling abroad!......Read More

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Hi i’m Anna Lucía 👋

Anna Lucía, Participant

Hi everyone, I’m Anna Lucía Gutiérrez from Mexico city. I’m super exited that in about 22 days we’ll be arriving in Nepal. I chose to do a gap semester with Dragons because one of my favorite things to do is travel and emerge in new......Read More

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Student Introduction

Cate Hazel, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Cate Hazel, and I am from Fredericksburg, Virginia. As I started to write this blog post it made it very real that in a few short weeks I will be leaving the comfort of my home and going on an adventure of a lifetime. I am......Read More

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A Tentative Itinerary

Instructor Team, Instructor

Greetings Everyone, Welcome to Himalayan Studies B Spring 2019 In a few weeks you shall be in one of the most blessed and majestic lands that is going to put an indelible mark on your life, consciousness and memories. We the I-team and the admin......Read More

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Updated Packing List!

I-Team, Instructor

As your arrival to Nepal is approaching, we wanted to share with you some tips and updates about the packing list. They may deviate from what is recommended on the Packing List in the Course Preparation Manual (CPM), however we feel that these......Read More

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Hello from New Zealand

Anna G. Stevens, Instructor

Future Him B Team, Namaste and Happy New Year, I am writing to you from an old vintage bus-turned-home in Christchurch, New Zealand. It is summer here and the days are long and filled with light, which has given me time to move my legs through this......Read More

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Instructor Introduction

Rishi Bhandari, Instructor

Greetings dear Friends, With a cup of strong coffee on my hand I am writing this note from a balcony at my friends’ flat which overlooks high rise buildings of Hyderabad. Scattered along these sky piercing buildings are a mosque and a temple......Read More

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Instructor Introduction

Shanti Magar, Instructor

Namaste Everyone!! My name is Shanti Magar, one of your instructors for this spring course. I was born and raised in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal, which celebrates its modernity in the backdrop of ritualism. The place I grew up is a melting......Read More

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A warm welcome!

Christy Sommers, Dragons Admin

Namaste Dragons, I’d like to start by expressing my inspiration and gratitude: I’m inspired by your courage to leap into the wild journey that awaits you just around the bend, and grateful to the unique set of circumstances that is bringing each......Read More

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A note on social media

Miriam, Dragons Admin

Dear Spring 2019 Travelers, It’s great to see your Yak Board come to life! This is a very exciting time of year for all of us, and while we understand that you’re likely anxious to meet your traveling companions, we have a request for you:......Read More

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A, South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B, South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C, Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation, Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia, Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A, Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group B

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Welcome to the Yak Board!

Miriam, Dragons Admin

Dear Spring 2019 students, Welcome to the Dragons community and your course’s Yak Board! You can think of your course’s Yak Board as a online group journal and virtual bulletin board. Pre-course, you will use the Yak Board to introduce......Read More