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Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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Sophie’s introduction

Sophie Popiashvili, Participant

Hello! I’m Sophie Popiashvili. Most of the year I live at a boarding school in Waltham, MA where I’m a rising senior. I’m currently 17 but will be turning 18 on July 7 (during our trip). I love to read and I hope I can find some good books in......Read More

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Staying Healthy in Nepal

Instructors, Instructor

Dear Students and Parents, As we are sure you know, staying healthy in Nepal will require more vigilance than at home. You will find more information about health and medicines in your Course Prep Manual, and we will be sharing all that we know with......Read More

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Dragons 1-Minute Visual-Story Contest

Dragons HQ, Dragons Admin

Hello Summer Students! Just wanted to share with you the details of our annual “1-Minute Visual Story” Contest… The goals of Dragons Visual-Story contest are to: Share visual story through student and in-the-field perspectives.......Read More

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Ready, Set…. (A Note from a Past Dragons...

Carin, Dragons Admin

Future Dragons, I hope you’re getting excited for the enlightening adventure that awaits you! I can tell you from experience that there is nothing quite like the feeling of being on a Dragons trip. From filling out the application and beginning to......Read More

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Hayden’s Introduction

Hayden Randolph, Participant

Hi! I am Hayden Randolph, I live in Santa Barbara, CA about 90 miles north of Los Angeles. I just finished my sophomore year at Santa Barbara High School. I play soccer and volleyball and love surfing, hiking, yoga, going to the beach and anything......Read More

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Lena’s Introduction

Lena Rohde, Participant

Hi! My name’s Lena Rohde. I live about 20 minutes from San Francisco, California, in a town called Hillsborough, I’m 16 years old, and I’m a rising senior at Crystal Springs Uplands School. I love to dance, and my other hobbies......Read More

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Isabelle’s Introduction

Isabelle Watson, Participant

Hi everyone! I’m Isabelle Watson. I live in Pacifica, CA (right next to San Francisco) and I am currently finishing up my junior year at Lick-Wilmerding High School. I enjoy all forms of art and in my free time, I do choir, film, and play the......Read More

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Packing List

Team Himalaya, Instructor

Namaste fellow Dragons, Time is flying by to draw us closer to the adventure that awaits us in Nepal. We hope that just like the Instructor team, your excitement is also growing more and more every passing day. Your mind is probably abuzz with tons......Read More

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Tentative Itinerary

Team Himalaya, Instructor

In just one month’s time we will be embarking on this crazy adventure together! Your I-team and the Dragons admin team have been hard at work designing a course that we hope will be profoundly meaningful, challenging, transformative, and very fun!......Read More

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DRAGONS ELECTRONICS POLICY

TEAM HIMALAYA, Instructor

Namaste Dear Friends and Fellow Travelers, We know you are all very excited about your upcoming summer trip to Nepal and also have lots of questions about what to bring, and one of the biggest questions is how we will be in contact with home. So we......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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Pre-Course Webinar Recording

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Students & Families, As you prepare for the upcoming departure, don’t forget about your pre-course webinar recording! While many of you joined us for the live discussion and Q&A, we also recorded the conversation and presentation so......Read More

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Introduction from Your Instructor

Shanti Magar, Instructor

“We are all connected by a love for travel!” Namaste Everyone!! I hope you all are doing well and getting geared for your travels. I would like to introduce myself to you a bit. I was born and raised in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal,......Read More

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Instructor Intro – Nick Gredin

Nick Gredin, Instructor

Sabailaaii namaste! My name is Nick, and I’m very excited to introduce myself and begin this incredible journey that we will be embarking on together. I came from Maine, but I’ve been living in Asia for some years now and, like many......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

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A warm welcome from your Program Director

Christy, Dragons Admin

Namaste Dragons summer students and parents, 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......Read More