"The family is very nice. The atmosphere is always happy. The food is good and I had a lot of freedom to do what I want. The members of the family are all sincere and open-hearted. And the family really is a history itself."
- Yuchen Zhao, Personal Passage 2009
"The city walks were also mind bending. Especially how the city planners in these ancient cities managed water and waste – they did a much better job than Nepal or the USA is doing right now I think."
- Logan D.A. Williams, Personal Passage 2009
"I received adequate support and advising from the on-site program staff with arranging dates and sorting ticket issues; everything very well set up but with flexibility to adapt during the trip."
- Emily, Personal Passage 2008
"I think being in Nepal itself was the most positive experience. Like I told my coordinator: In the midst of the pollution, the strikes, and the poverty, Nepal has a charm about it that pulls you in and makes you want to know more about yourself and the culture responsible for this process of self-awareness."
- Isabel Garcia, Personal Passage 2009
By Logan Williams and Nimu Nepche
21 January 2012
Logan D.A Williams is a Personal Passage student who is currently interning at Tilganga Eye Center in Kathmandu, Nepal. This is her second visit. She is currently enrolled in a social science program called Science and Technology Studies. As a graduate student in this program, she is interested in studying the power structures that enable and constrain innovation and social entrepreneurship by non-governmental organisations working on the issue of avoidable blindness.