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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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Chiang Mai
Chiang Mai

After staying in Kanchanburi and doing home stays, we departed for Bangkok to catch the night train to Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. While on the train, we watched the progression of Central to Northern Thailand, past many picturesque villages and got …

Global Health Program Arrives in Dharamsala

Tashi Dalek! Five days, six planes, three countries, and one twelve hour taxi ride later, we’ve finally made it to Dharamsala. The town is set high in the Himalayan hillside and strung together with colorful prayer flags and beautifully constructed buildings. So …