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China: The Silk Road

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Thoughts on Heading Home & Wrapping up 6...

Noam, Grace, Gong, and Shuier, Instructor

Hello All! Yesterday morning we piled into cars, and made the trip to Kanasi airport, where we began the first leg of our journey home. We are now in Urumqi, resting, recouperating, and stocking up on snacks for our second leg to Beijing this......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: The Silk Road

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On Going Home

Cole Peterson, Dragons Admin

Thursday marked seven days until we make the journey back to Los Angeles, and then ultimately home. I think that everyone has different thoughts on this. Some are excited to get home and see their family and friends and are becoming less and less......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: The Silk Road

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The Overnight Train

Remy Sorensen, Dragons Admin

Hey friends and family following the dragons via Yak posts, I apologize for the late post. We are currently in Hemu right now, and have had some trouble with wifi, or ways to post. As you all may know, the 15 of us all took an overnight train from......Read More

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Hiking to Hemu

Grace , Instructor

Dearest family and friends, It has been a busy last week traveling from Dunhuang to Kashgar, Kashgar to Turpan, and Turpan to Hemu, a small village on the borders of Russia, Mongolia, and Kazakhstan! We are currently enjoying cool, rainy, mountain......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - Group A

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Ready to Board!

Grace Barrett, Dragons Admin

Dear Family & Friends, Guatemala Group A has made it through security and are currently waiting at their international gate, ready to board their flight to Guatemala! Please look out for an updated post from the instructor team once the group......Read More

Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas, Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas, Eastern Himalayas: West Bengal to Sikkim

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Ready to Board!

Grace Barrett, Dragons Admin

Dear Family & Friends, The Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan, and Nepal student groups have all made it through security and are at their international gate, ready to board their flight! Please look out for an updated post from the instructor teams once......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: The Silk Road

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Ready to Board!

Grace Barrett, Dragons Admin

Dear Family & Friends, The Silk Road group has made it through security at LAX and are now waiting at their international gate, ready to board their flight to China. Please look out for a post from the instructor team with a confirmation once......Read More

Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas, Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas, Eastern Himalayas: West Bengal to Sikkim

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Students Together at the Terminal & Getting...

Grace Barrett, Dragons Admin

Dear Family & Friends, The Nepal, Bhutan, and Eastern Himalayas Group have gathered at the check-in counter at JFK and are all getting ready to check-in and proceed through security.  Look for an update once the group has arrived at the gate......Read More

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Hello from Los Angeles!

Grace, Shuier, Gong, and Noam , Instructor

Hi everyone!! We are settling into LA very nicely after having just spent the last 10 days in the Sierras. We are so excited to meet you all so soon! If you have any last minute questions, please don’t hesitate to ask....Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: The Silk Road

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Pre Course Assignment Time!

Gong, Shuier, Noam, and Grace, Instructor

Dearest Silk Road Students, In the next two weeks (!!!) before we all head to Xi’an, we would like to ask you to complete one small task to help us instructors learn a little more about you. We’re asking that each student write an informal......Read More

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What is the Silk Road?

Grace, Instructor

Dear All, We are soon to embark on a fantastic journey in a remote region, uncovering ancient traditions, learning about diverse cultural and religious practices, and reveling in the unique and ever changing beauty of desert landscapes, sacred......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: The Silk Road

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Homestay Gift Ideas!

Gong, Shuier, Noam, and Grace, Instructor

Hi everyone! It’s hard to believe that we are only three weeks away from gathering in Los Angeles. We are counting down the days! Now is the time to post and tell us a little bit more about yourself- we are itching to get to know you better.......Read More

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Instructor Introduction- Gong Jiaju

Gong Jiaju, Instructor

Hello Everyone, This is Gong from Yunnan China. I am your China in-country instructor, and will be with all of you for the whole trip on Silk-road.  I am looking forward to meeting you all and excited to show you some truly beautiful parts of......Read More

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Instructor Introduction!

Grace Barrett , Instructor

Hello from Boulder, CO! My name is Grace, and I, along with Shuier, Gong, and Noam, will be one of your instructors on the Silk Road program this summer! I am beyond excited to get to know all of you in just over a month. I first heard of Dragons in......Read More