"On a typical map, Nepal looks like a small country. Take a rolling pin and squash Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, and their towering siblings within the Himalayan belt of the country, and you will find a surface area about the size of the United States. Over one hundred ethnic groups and languages thrive within the endless creases and folds of Nepal’s landscapes. Nabin is Chepang, an ethnic group that is considered the lowest caste in the area I was living in.
It was not my place to critique a several-thousand-year-old cultural system after living in #Nepal for six months. Rather, I did what I could do - become friends and eat with anyone, regardless of their caste. The act of eating is regulated within the caste system, where lower caste members are expected to eat separately from higher caste members."
Read about @lewisandclarkcollege alum and #Fulbright Student Research grantee Lily Clarke's time in Nepal in a new IIE Opening Minds Blog post (link in bio).
The Fulbright Program is one of more than 200 international educational exchange, training and professional development programs managed by IIE. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government's flagship program to build understanding and trust between the U.S. and countries around the world. IIE has implemented the program on the U.S. Department of State's behalf since its inception in 1946.
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