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Owen Matthews, Participant

Yak of the Week

As I enter the courtyard, I lock eyes with a boy. No one else has noticed me. After a moment of shared recognition, a scream erupts from his small frame, “WAI GUOOOOO RENNNNNNN.” One thousand heads snap in my direction. The news of the foreigner......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group B


When Home Seems Foreign

Austin Schmidt, Participant

Yak of the Week

On September 14, I said goodbye to home and got on a plane bound for Nepal. I was extremely nervous but so excited to kick off the adventure of a lifetime. I didn’t really know what to expect or what I would encounter in Nepal. What would my......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C


A Note to the Friends and Family of Dragons...

Zoe Goldstein, Participant

Yak of the Week

I just packed for the last time on this trip. After almost three months of packing my bag at least once a week, you´d think it would get easier, but let me tell you, it does not. Fitting three months´ worth of memories and souveneirs into the same......Read More