IBA has had a wonderful visit by students and staff from Lawrence University in the USA from 26 November to 11 December 2017. The group was led by Connie Kassor, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at Lawrence University as well as Linda Morgan-Clement from the Faculty. The students had a very full and varied program for the 2 weeks including teachings by Ven Kunsang Choephel and Ven Ngawang Tenzin and a teaching by IBA Principal Khenpo Dr Ngawang Jorden and visits to places of interest such as Phaping and Bhaktapur. On Sunday night the group sponsored a wonderful dinner at IBA and two of the students Meghan Murphy and Cynfor Lu played the violin and flute for monks and staff. We thank Connie and the group for choosing IBA as a place to visit and study and we hope they will visit again next year.