— University of Colorado, Boulder
Two years ago I participated on a Wisdom Study Abroad program to Tibet with Jim Hagan. From before we left JFK, it was clear that every one of Jim’s trips was still very special for him. An extraordinary and unique opportunity to experience new things and take in each moment. Jim and the others on the trip quickly became friends, and even a year and a half later, relationships from the trip continue to develop. Every day contained far too much to describe adequately with words and I know I am not the only one who has carried the experiences with them on a conscious level months and years afterward. The journey to Tibet was a personally reviving retreat and a perfect setting for community growth. Our local guide was truly one of the most compassionate and knowledgeable people I have ever met. His friendship with Jim and his friendship and leadership of the group continue to be inspiring. The journey fostered a deep respect for the culture and history of the place, and it felt like you were there all along. This study abroad program positively affected the way I view the world and our roles within it.