“Home is now behind you. The world is ahead,” Gandalf says
in a trailer for
the upcoming The Hobbit. His advice to Bilbo Baggins, the hobbit who dared
embark on a wonderful adventure, rings true for NOLS students as well. Of
course, NOLS graduates return home, but not after encountering the world in
ways never before experienced.
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