Experiential Education is Awesome

Walking around the same streets as when I left is an interesting experience. No longer do I merely pace by the moving cars, beautiful flowers, or faces of many people, but rather absorb every aspect of my surroundings. Coming back from India, a country so far removed from American civilization has opened my eyes to…

An Overthought

I apologize in advance for the what might be nonsense you are about to read. My last post was just two journal entries that spoke about lessons the nature of a campsite stream made me consider and the inadequacy of language to capture the world as it is. The consideration of the stream referenced a…

To My Past Self,

To My Past Self, Deciding to apply for the Leadership in the Himalayas program was by far the best decision you could have made. The stress you felt while filling out the application was worth it. The time you spent preparing your body was worth it. The leap you took to go to India was…

Trek Takeaways!

Having read about a variety of leadership theories priors to coming to India for this program, I had a pretty reformed understanding about the various forms leadership can take. Admittedly, the majority of these theories were new to me, and I had never seen them in practice. The trekking experience provided an opportunity to put…

From the Classroom to the City to the World to the Workplace

Why did I even go on this crazy trip? Most of it was for the views, to see other cultures, and push myself and expand my comfort zone. But I’d be lying if I said the leadership component didn’t compel me. I have been fortunate enough to been given leadership roles in college, have been…

Intentional Leadership

I learned to appreciate everything that was around me on the trek. Since there was major snowfall in the Himalayas this year we had to shorten the distance we were going to travel over the 10 days we were hiking. Having this change made me slow down and really enjoy everything I saw on the…

Experiencing My Own Lessons

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward -Vernon Law. One of the reasons I loved this program was because of the experiential learning component. Learning from my own mistakes have produced the most impactful and life long lessons. Here are a few key life-long lessons I learned during…

धन्यवाद

I am the type of person that typically likes staying inside my comfort zone, but I have been wanting to change that. So when I was selecting my study abroad program, I wanted to challenge myself to do something different. I wanted to have an experience that would humble me. I wanted to have an…

Trekking Days Are Over

Day 1: Today we walked through a village. It was so cool to learn about all the different ways that people live here. Today our instructor told us about the meaning of namaste and how it has a great affect on the people living in these villages. Putting your hands together symbolizes that you are…