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Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
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Faculty Post

In the Footsteps of the Divine Madman

by Jesse Lewis, M.S.


Descending the 10,170 foot (3,100 m) pass of Dochu-la the towering trunks of Himalayan Hemlocks and spruce rise out of the cool misty air. Ferns, orchids and wispy strands of moss hang from the trees as we tunnel through dense...
July 18, 2018
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Australia
Rainforest Studies
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Staff Post

The Treaty of Waitangi and Ruapekapeka Pa

by Bridget Gilmore


Students with our Summer I program recently spent ten days in New Zealand. For three nights, we slept at a marae, a fenced in complex of buildings, with the Prime family. In this cross-cultural experience, students and staff lived with...
June 21, 2018
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Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
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Faculty Post

Pilgrimage

by Jesse Lewis, M.S.


The merry jingle of bells fills the air as a group of shaggy ponies heaves into view around the trail bend. An old man follows nudging them along with a stick, mumbling mantras to himself under towering spruce trees draped...
March 30, 2018