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Photo by Sampor Burke, Mekong Semester.

Student Update from Baan Don Don

Hello parents and friends!

This past week has been spent with our Laos homestay families who have been so kind to let us stay in their houses and let us experience rural life in Laos. We have been practicing our language skills, exploring the island’s farms and beaches, and playing volleyball with the locals.

On Sunday, a few of us went to the Catholic church for the service with our families, where the priest took time during his service to personally welcome us to the island.

On Tuesday 10/29, we went on a day excursion to visit the Nam Theun II Dam, one of the most controversial dams in Southeast Asia.

We are also preparing for Halloween! We might come off as odd to the locals, but we’ve done that a lot anyway.

See you later!