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Senegal: Music & Mysticism

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Participant

Erlene, Participant

My fellow travellers  and Yak Board readers I am packing my bags and realized the only space I have for my clothes is my carry on. My young adult packed 2 bags for his friends and family he met last Fall. I am happy he wanted to give back in a tiny......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: Music & Mysticism

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Arrival Information and Participant FAQs

Jenny, Dragons Admin

Hi there, We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Senegal in just a few days! We’re sure you’re busy wrapping up your work, preparing for the program, and packing! We would like to share a few points based on common questions received......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: Music & Mysticism

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Senegalese Current Events and Politics

Samba & Jenny, Instructor

You may wish to check out some of the latest current events in Senegal as you pack your bags for West Africa. One of the country’s top news sites is: seneweb.com. We’ve also linked to some recent articles in English below in the......Read More

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Theme: Music and Mysticism

Jenny, Dragons Admin

It has been great to see your introductions and responses to the posts on the Yak board. We look forward to taking these conversations further during the course. As you are preparing to travel in the coming days, we would like to post a few thoughts......Read More

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Self Standing Mosquito Nets

Megan Fettig, Dragons Admin

Hello Senegal: Music & Mysticism participants! We are eagerly awaiting the start of your program. As you pack your bags we wanted to send a note regarding self standing mosquito nets. A lot of participants really enjoy having these in Senegal as......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: Music & Mysticism

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Les Cadeaux (Gifts!)

Jenny, Dragons Admin

Hi Everybody! Many of you have asked questions about bringing gifts for homestay families, what gifts are appropriate, and how many might be needed. We’ve “present“-ed some more details below— please feel free to email us with......Read More

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Hello fellow Senegal participants!

Nalini aka Lynn Sharma, Participant

Hello everyone. Apologies for chiming in so late! I am looking forward to meeting all of you that will be on this wonderful journey. Ive always wanted to visit Senegal and ever since my daughter did this Dragons program, my interest has increased......Read More

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Content naa, begg naa lool, merci – from...

Samba Sow, Participant

On Jaaraama! (Both “thank you” and “hello” in my native language of Pulaar) I am Samba Sow, one of your course instructors for this coming Adult Program in Senegal. I am Senegalese and I was born in a small village, Temento Samba, in the......Read More

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Bonjour!

Allegra, Participant

I wrote my greeting in French since that is my first language. I was born and raised in Paris, France, but moved to the United States when I was 7 and have lived in St. Louis ever since then (when you meet me, I’ll sound super American, accent......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: Music & Mysticism

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Salaam aleekum

Erlene, Participant

Salaam aleekum, My name is Erlene I live in Brooklyn New York. I am inspired to visit Senegal when my young adult returned from Senegal. Forgive me if I got it wrong I googled hello in Woolof....Read More

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Sketches of Senegal: A Tentative Itinerary

Jenny & Samba, Instructor

Salaam aleykum! Without further ado, we would like to share our “Tentative Itinerary” with you. The “Tentative” label is a cornerstone of our philosophy and reflects how flexible, adaptable, and alive an adventure with......Read More

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Bismillah! A Letter of Introduction

Jenny Wagner, Instructor, Instructor

Bismillah! Warmest greetings to you and your families and hoping that this note finds you all well. It’s hard to believe that in less than a month, we will be sitting around a shared bowl of mouth-watering rice, vegetables, and fish and beginning......Read More

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Welcome to the Yak Board

Shannon Harriman, Dragons Admin

Dear Peru 2019 Participants, Welcome to the Dragons community and your course’s Yak Board! You can think of your Yak Board as an online group journal and virtual bulletin board. Pre-course, your instructors will use the board to introduce......Read More

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Welcome to the Yak Board

Megan Fettig, Dragons Admin

Dear Senegal 2019 Participants, Welcome to the Dragons community and your course’s Yak Board! You can think of your Yak Board as an online group journal and virtual bulletin board. Pre-course, your instructors will use the board to introduce......Read More

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Thank You Nepal (a gratitude poem)

Julie Badillo, Participant

Thank you Nepal for bringing together a group of amazing people, unified by our desires to learn more about ourselves through exploring a foreign land. Thank you for our awesome group leaders, Claire and Rishi, who selflessly shared their love of......Read More