Under the Cultural Exchange progamme, Lha hosted this year’s first student group from Rustic Pathways. Eleven students visited from the Lycée Français de San Francisco, a bilingual French school. During their three day stay in McLeod Ganj, the students engaged in a mutual learning programme with Lha’s language students. “I got to better understand Tibetan history and their real stories about struggles in Tibet. It was a great experience for me to teach and learn at the same time,” said Emma Danhaive, a participant from Rustic Pathways. This American organisation provides meaningful student travel and services, organising volunteer and study programmes around the world.