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Participant Profile: Claire Ji

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Yujie “Claire” Ji is originally from Shenzhen, China but attended an all-girl’s boarding school in the United States. At school, she heavily invested in her leadership roles as a president of the Asian Student Alliance, a chief......Read More

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Participant Profile: Jason Curran

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On summer nights and on the way to class, at weddings and at funerals, if there is music playing you’ll find Jason dancing. It has always been Jason’s niche; he’s explored hip hop, ballet, contemporary, and (briefly) tap. He......Read More

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Participant Profile: Chiamaka Chukwu

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Chiamaka was born in Enugu State, Nigeria, and immigrated to the United States when she was 11 years old in search of better educational opportunities and a more secure future. Ever since she was young she has always been invested in looking for......Read More

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Participant Profile: Grace Chen

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Grace was born and grew up in a fairly young city, Shenzhen, which has only forty years of history and consists of people from all parts of China. This probably explains why she looks forward to places with strong cultural atmosphere. Studying in......Read More

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Participant Profile: Ann Yancey Bassett

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Ann is from Winston Salem, North Carolina. In high school, she attended a boarding school in Delaware called St. Andrew’s. There, she began to understand what it’s like to live away from home and meet people from all over the country and world.......Read More

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Greetings from Sani Widowati

Sani Widowati, Bridge Year Indonesia On-Site Director, Instructor

Hello Bridge Year Indonesia Students! Welcome… I’m so excited to know you, work with you, introduce you to my country Indonesia. Let me introduce my self: My name is Sani Widowati; people usually just call me Sani. I was born and raised here in......Read More

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Last day in Beijing

Andrew Poolman, Dragons Admin

The Haverford boys enjoyed their homestay with their new friends from Beijing #35. This afternoon we learned some calligraphy and Tai-chi. We’re on our way to Kunming early tomorrow morning....Read More

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Gracias!

Luis and Itzá, Instructor

Hello families, it’s been a true pleasure to spend the last weeks with the HIES group here in Bolivia. We’re happy to say that the group has made it through security and are en route to the US. For us as instructors is very gratifying to......Read More

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Bienvenue au Maroc

Shino and Badr , Instructor

We are here! Everyone is stoked for the journey to come and we are on our way to Moulay Isriss Zerhoun. More to come as we get into our orientation time together!...Read More

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The city of light

Regina, Instructor

We have successfully made our way through one of the worlds largest metropolitan areas along twenty hours of Indian railway to the city of light-Varanasi. After settling into our ashram stay we will continue our orientation and take time to explore......Read More

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Looking back on the past two weeks

Erik Vincent , Instructor

Dear families, The past two weeks in Bolivia have been some of the most meaningful in my time at HIES. The chance to take our students out of the classroom and expose them to a different culture is a privilege that I’m very grateful for. In my......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

HIES Bolivia

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The arrival

Chris, Dragons Admin

After nearly 24 hours in motion we arrived at our first stop, an eco tourism guesthouse in Aritumayu. We could not imagine a more beautiful place to rest after all that travel. It is nestled on a hill over a river, which runs a semi-circle around......Read More