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Photo by Kendall Marianacci, Nepal Semester.


Hi everyone!

My name is Sydney, and I’m from a small town around an hour north of New York City. I just graduated high school (a boarding school right outside Princeton) and will be attending Davidson College in the fall of 2018.

I decided to spend this fall in Nepal because I have always loved traveling and discovering different cultures, and I haven’t yet been able to explore South Asia. While I did grow up doing a good amount of hiking, I wouldn’t call myself an experienced trekker, so I’m excited for this trip to challenge me in new ways.

A fun fact about me is that I was nominated as the best rapper for my school’s yearbook my senior year.  Unfortunately I didn’t actually end up winning that superlative because I’m actually pretty bad at rapping but I thought I’d post this anyways:

hi my name is Sydney, and this is my yak,

I’m excited for our homestays, to backpack

and to spend time off the beaten track

by the end maybe I’ll have a sixpack

even though I’m posting this I swear I’m no maniac

I’m just trying to be like Kodak Black


Can’t wait to meet you all in just under two weeks!