Kathmandu University Namo Buddha

Trip to Namo Buddha

A few weeks ago our first year class took a field trip to Kathmandu University and to Namo Buddha, a holy Buddhist pilgrimage site. They are both about two hours from Boudha. It was my first time to really see Nepal outside of Kathmandu. It is quite ugly and at the same time quite beautiful. There […]

Summer Program Tibetan language

Living in a Tibetan host family

“This is Dorje. He’s a good friend of mine. He’s gonna be your host father… OK?” After this short introduction by Gerry, I had to face my host parents for the first time, not speaking one word of Tibetan. To be perfectly honest, I knew the one phrase that everybody knows: Tashi delek!  But it wasn’t really […]