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    SAVE education project in Sarnath, India
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    Tibetan nomad preparing for annual pony races
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    The alleys of Varanasi, India
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    Tibetan nomadic herder in Ladakh, India
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    Dharamsala nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas
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    Karen village in Northwest Thailand
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    Along the Sham trek in Ladakh, India
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    Repairs at the school in Charan Khad, India
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    Shining Golden Temple in Amritsar, India
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    Tibetan Uprising Day in Dharamsala, India
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    SAVE education project in Sarnath, India
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    Karen village in Northwest Thailand
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    Frozen prayer flags on the stunning trek to Mt. Kanchenjunga
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    Along the Holy Ganges in Varanasi, India

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Discover Southeast Asia: Thailand & Burma


Discover Southeast Asia is an intensive two-month field program that explores environmental and social justice issues in Northern Thailand and Burma. It will introduce you to Southeast Asia’s incredible diversity of culture and environment; a place of of a saffron clad monks, steamy …

Himalaya Cultures & Ecology


Visit the top of the world this summer! Ladakh, in northern India, is one of highest and most remote human habitats on earth. Located between the Himalaya range to the south and the Karakoram range to the north, it is a region …

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Artificial Glaciers in Zanskar
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Greetings from Zanskar, We have arrived in the spectacular Zanskar valley, where we will be spending the majority of our remaining three weeks in India. Zanskar is surrounded on three sides by glacial peaks, with a silt-stained river flowing gently through valley …

Nomads of Changthang
Nomads of Changthang

Juley Juley – We are on the third and final day in Leh, the capital of Ladakh, after an incredible week in the eastern plateau of Changthang where we tented alongside nomads, who gather on the side of Tso Kiagar (Kiagar lake) …