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WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia Educator

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Reflections

Carly Imhoff, Participant

After spending two weeks studying climate change, one can start to feel overwhelmed. Climate Change is a huge problem without one common solution and every community needs to combat climate change in a way that makes sense for them. The innovative......Read More

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What does Global Education mean to you?

Jacqui, Participant

Jason and Claire, our Dragons instructors asked this question of us educators today. Here are our responses: “To gain an awareness of different ways of being and an open mind to understandings different from our own” – Elisha......Read More

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What is Global Citizenship?

Ingrid, Participant

On the fifth day of the Nepal Educators’ Program, we had the opportunity to discuss what defines a global citizen and how we can facilitate the growth of cultural competency in our students. Defining the characteristics of a global citizen brought......Read More

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Nepal Inspirations

Yut, Participant

Yak of the Week

A wonderful morning breeze on the rooftop of our beautiful Shechen guesthouse where we do our morning reflection as a group and this is why we all fall in love with Nepal! We are so inspired by this beautiful place! Jacqui, ” The prayer flags,......Read More

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Boudha

Ari, Participant

Nine of us from across the US, Canada, and Cambodia met atop the roof of the Shechen Guest House in Boudha, southeastern Kathmandu Valley, to explore concepts of learning service. Nine different voices relating their stories. The nine routes that......Read More

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Arrived and ready for the adventure

Claire & Jason, Participant

Nepal Educators have arrived!! It has been a packed full day getting to know each other, setting expectations for the course, learning about what water is safe to drink, having our minds blown at the sacred Boudha stupa, and reflecting on what it......Read More

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Hello from New York!

Samantha, Participant

Hello from New York, New York! I am still in disbelief that in just under a week we will meet each other in the foothills of the Himalayas for the trip of a lifetime! I grew up just outside of NYC and after living and teaching in New Hampshire and......Read More

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Hello From San Diego!

Ari, Participant

I can hardly believe that’s it’s only a week or so before we are all together in Nepal. I’m excited to begin the adventure and grow as an educator who is deeply invested in engaging students in global education in a respectful and......Read More

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Introduction

Elisha, Participant

Honestly, I just have to pinch myself. To think that in approximately a week, we will all meet for an incredible international journey set against monasteries, temples and the himalayan mountains, listening and learning from and with the Nepali......Read More

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Introduction

Matt Thomas, Participant

Greetings from Raleigh, North Carolina! While originally from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, I have lived in Boston, Washington DC, Austin, New Brunswick, and Columbus. For the last four years I have taught in the Social Studies department at......Read More

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AN INTRODUCTION FROM CAMBODIA!!

Yut Chhon, Participant

Greetings from Angkor Wat, Cambodia!   Hello everyone, my name is Yut! Nepal is the holy land to all Cambodian Buddhist people, including me! Throughout my Buddhist high school and university years visiting the land of the Buddha was the dream,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal Educator

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Arrival Information!

Claire & Jason, Participant

Dear friends I hope you are all feeling well rested after the school year has drawn to a close and you have had time to relax, connect to family and friends, and turn your attention to our upcoming adventure! We wanted to post some details about our......Read More

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Resilience

Laura Sainz de la Pena and Mary-Jo Shine, Participant

July 7 At the end of our first week in Bolivia, we found ourselves walking along outskirts of Sucre along paved double-lanedstreets with very little traffic, surrounded by walled houses from the very simple, to the much larger and fancier, to a......Read More

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Even the Rain

Glenda Stoneman, Participant

We met with Oscar Olivera from the Abril Foundation. He has been supporting water and labour rights for the past twenty years. He told us about his role in the Cochabamba Water Wars, details of which can be found in his article, “Even the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia Educator

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Homestay

Carly Imhoff, Participant

Our adventure in Bolivia began with homestays, an integral part of the Dragons program. It was wonderful to explore Tiquipaya from a home instead of a hotel. I only wish our stays were longer. Sandra welcomed me into her family. When I first......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal Educator

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Updated packing information

Claire Bennett, Instructor

Dear fellow educators, This is an important post about what and how to pack for our upcoming trip. It does not replace the full packing list that you have been sent in the Course Preparation Manual, although the office will send out an updated......Read More