Trek Notes

Hailey’s Lessons from Nepal

In April 2017, as a recent high school graduate, I set out to teach English in a rural Nepali village. I hoped to help further the opportunities of the students I taught, and to learn from them in the process. At the end of my three months I had learned more than I ever could…

Gratitude – 1 year later

This picture came up on my Facebook Memories, so I thought I would share. It has been exactly one year since I stepped down off of the mountain my school was placed on, walked out of my village, and into a new life. From there, there’s nothing else I can say about my life that…

Taylor leaves her comfort zone in Nepal

Before I arrived in Nepal I expected that there would be a big culture shock. Maybe it was the jet lag making me too dazed to fully process the situation I found myself in when I stepped off the plane, but there wasn’t as much of a shock as I had anticipated. Sure, when I…

What Elsa Learned while teaching in Nepal

As my farewell creeps ever closer, quickly becoming a reality that I am not eager to accept, I feel the need to share some of the many many things I have learned during the most incredible but challenging 2 months of my life. Life in the wonderful village of Kimche, Nepal has been that of…

Feeling Fortunate – Stefan’s Experience Teaching in Kliu

I often sit in my host family’s kitchen, watching my mum make gurung bread while my dad is working in his garden and my two brothers are out on the rice fields harvesting the crops. It’s a lovely family, very caring and they made it very clear that I became part of their family since…

Michael’s experience with the kids and himself

For the past 2 and a half months, I have lived in the village of Kimche in the Annapurna region, to teach English at a secondary school which sits atop a hill overlooking the town. On the first day of school,  I hiked with a cadre of people through thick jungle, rice paddies, farmlands and…

Our favorite TTT applicants

Hi everybody, Over the last couple of years, our Trek to Teach experience has been noticed by many adventure-seekers and difference-makers. They see the opportunity to live in the Himalayas as epic and the ability to teach young Nepali students as having an important, lasting impact. We are getting applications regularly and I see some…

Tony’s experience, 2 years after teaching

One of our favorite teachers over the years, Tony Santilli, had such a memorable experience in Nepal that we asked him to share his story with us. — Tony interned with Trek to Teach in the summer of 2014. What set his experience apart from most is that he taught in both Kathmandu and in…

A departing letter from Allie to her school

Shree Dhaulasri Secondary School Chhomrong, Kaski 9 Ghandruk, Nepal April 2016-June 2016 To the Principal, Students and community members of Chommrong, Coming to teach at your school, I expected to be immersed in an education system far different from my own. I expected it to be a challenging experience to teach with a language barrier, and…

Trekking, mountains and birds

I remember back in April 2015, when I was starting my thru hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, I got the news that there had been a terrible earth quake in Nepal. I cannot remember their names, but there were several other thru hikers (a “thru hiker” is someone who attempts to hike an entire…

What you need to teach in the Himalayas

If you’re considering teaching in Nepal, here’s three tips to make your experience supreme! An open mind When deciding where I wanted to study abroad I knew I wanted to go somewhere drastically different from home (Oregon, USA) to expand my view of reality; What I got far surpassed my expectations. Life in the Himalayas…

Visit to Nepal

I was preparing to go to Nepal last spring to create partnerships with new schools in the Himalayas for my organization, Trek to Teach.  Just a couple weeks before my trip, Nepal was hit by a massive earthquake. We had three teachers at our schools in Annapurna and several Trek to Teach staff members in…

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