Am I Coming in Clear?

Kayla Cooper ’19, Nepal – During the last two weeks I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting about my place and simply pondering why I’m here; my purpose during this fellowship experience. In my last blog, I struggled a little with the idea that I’m here to teach something to people very different than me,…

Student Teacher or Teaching Student?

Kayla Cooper ’19, Nepal — We’ve spent the last two weeks creating, tweaking and fine-tuning the workshops we are facilitating at the schools for the rest of our time in Kathmandu. My ideas altered over the first week, but now I feel like I have something I’m mostly confident about. The theme of my workshop…

Can the untranslatable become understandable?

Mary Margaret Blum ’18, Nepal — In the process of packing for Nepal, I made a trip to my local Barnes and Noble in search of a book that would give me some insight into life there (here). My B&N is a two-story building that takes up half a block; so it’s big, making me…

Dollar Power

Kayla Cooper, ’18, Nepal — After a little over a week in Kathmandu, one of the things that continues to surprise me is how low the cost of living is. I’m constantly surprised by how cheap it is for me to have a nice lunch as well as the extremely low price of a taxi…