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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group B

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What up Dharan!

Elizabeth Freeland, Participant

Holy cow. That’s how we all feel after an hour and a half in Dharan, trying to complete a scavenger hunt. The directions were simple: 3 hours, 3000 rupees, 18 tasks. Having no prior knowledge of Dharan, we got off the bus and were immediately......Read More

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We out here dharan dharan

Rachel, Emma, Hope, Jaime, Participant

So here we are in this internet cafe, winning the scavenger hunt through blood (yes, literally), sweat, and tears (just kidding, all smiles here). We have learned so much about Duran duraaaaan lol i mean Dharan haha.. anyways. Now that we are done......Read More

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group B

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Where No Dragon Has Gone Before

Meredith, Participant

We are told that today is Day 15 of our course, which is kind of hard to believe. In some ways we feel as though we’ve been together for months and months, but at the same time it feels like we’ve only just arrived in Nepal. Time is......Read More

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Nepali Fashion Show

Cate Hazel, Elizabeth Freeland, Participant

On February 15, 2019 my host mom, Hema, took Meredith and me two doors down to Emma and Elizabeth’s house. On the table outside their bedroom were piles of colorful clothing and beautiful statement jewelry. “This is our Nepali cultural......Read More

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group B

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Cooking with Ama

Emma Dufault, Participant

In the little village, Parakashpur, cooking with my homestay Ama (mother), Yasoda, has been an absolute delight. The first day I arrived, she signaled for me to follow her into the kitchen where a pan was already heating up oil and a pressure cooker......Read More

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Tea(m) Time

Instructor Team, Instructor

We are halfway through our home-stays here in Koshi and are already wishing we had more time. Highlights this week include a five hour bird watching walk where we saw over 30 species of different native and migratory birds, visiting the Bazaar with......Read More

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Sunday Excursion: A Lesson in Patience

Instructors, Instructor

After an hour long, chiya filled Nepali class first thing in the morning, our group headed north to meet where the plains become the hills and the Koshi River shifts in width and strength. Our drive took us through the flat lands of the Terai, which......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group B

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A Lesson in Food

Emma, Asher, Ellie, Participant

Hey Peeps! After eating a few traditional Nepali meals, consisting of Daal Bhat and vegetables) our fearless leader, Rishi, told us to leave our utensils and napkins behind. He told us he would be giving us a lesson on how to eat Daal Bhat properly,......Read More

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Rad(ish) Orientation

Meredith, Jaime, Hope, Participant

After a strenuous two days of travel we arrived on the other side of the planet. We were greeted by our wonderful instructors who bequeathed us with mala flower necklaces and wished us a peaceful “Namaste!” From Kathmandu we traveled to the hill......Read More

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Heading to the Rural Homestay

Instructors, Instructor

Hi there, Him B has wrapped up their orientation in Dhulikhel and are heading to their rural homestay in Koshi Tappu on Wednesday. The group spent their time in Dhulikhel doing activities around setting goals, creating a healthy group culture,......Read More

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Good Day, Bob

Cate, Rachel, Joey, Participant

It’s been three days since we arrived in Nepal. The airport was an adventure in and of itself. The mixture of standing in line to get our visas, waiting for our bags, and navigating our way through a sea of unmoving people all trying to exit/enter......Read More

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Orientation in Dhulikhel

Instructors, Instructor

Dear friends, The Him B crew had a lovely second day at Dhulikhel. With the rains finally over, the sun came out and the mountains peeked out from the curtains of cloud and greeted the world in their majesty. Team B pulled their seats to the sun and......Read More

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Him B has arrived!

Instructor team, Instructor

Friends, family, and loved ones, Our group has arrived into Kathmandu just as the sun came out. We are headed to Dhulikhel for our orientation for the next week. All are tired, but have good energy and spirits.   More to come. Him B  ...Read More

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Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group B

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Nepal Group B is Ready for Take Off!

Carin, Dragons Admin

Nepal Group B is at their departure gate at JFK and ready to board their first flight to Doha! Friends & family members, please look out for a yak post from the instructor team once the students arrive safely in Kathmandu the morning of February......Read More

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Introductory Yak

Jaime, Participant

Hey guys! My name is Jaime Gomez and I’m from NYC. I’ve been studying in France for the last six months to improve my French and now I’m very excited to start the second half of my gap year in Nepal! I’m interested in History and reading. I......Read More