Although responsible international travel is not possible this summer, we remain cautiously optimistic that collective efforts around the globe will bring greater understanding of COVID-19 and ways to better mitigate the associated risks in time for Fall 2020/Winter 2020-21 programming to proceed. Here are some reasons why we remain hopeful and a few likely travel scenarios to consider for the Fall.
- OUR PROGRAMS ARE DYNAMIC
With small groups and robust community networks across the versions of Nepal, we are able to think creatively and adapt to new realities. We have done this successfully throughout our 8 years of operations and can continue to do so in this unprecedented time. Small groups, knowledgeable instructors, and strong local community support allows us to stay ahead of risks as they emerge and design dynamic programs that fit within the new local and global COVID-19 norms.
- THE WORLD NEEDS TO RE-CONNECT
While it is hard to currently imagine, it’s not a question of if this global health crisis will pass, but rather when. And once it does, the need for an immersive and empathetic global education will be greater than ever. We hope that the current trend towards isolationism can be transformed into a reality of fostering increased connection and compassion as we collectively recover from this pandemic.