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WTBD Yaks from Nepal

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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

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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

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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

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The Politics of Climate Change

Natasha Naujoks, Participant

3 July 2019 This evening we had the privilege of meeting with Rafael Puente, an historian and former high-ranking government official whose criticisms of the current administration are well known in Bolivia. As he was speaking about the causes of......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

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But that’s not what they call it

Javi Lluch, Participant

We are sitting around in El Poncho, and the backdrop is impossibly beautiful: rolling hills in the distance, the sound of the distinct songs coming from the different birds, the drooping branches of the trees sheltering us from the relentless......Read More

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Arrived!

LizW, Dragons Admin

The whole group has convened in Cochabamba and begun orientation activities. Looking forward to more updates soon!...Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

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Greetings from La Paz!

Stephen R Taranto, Participant

Greetings from La Paz everyone! I arrived on Monday to a full week of work and preparation for your arrivals in Cochabamba next week (!). I hope you are all in your respective stages of preparation, if you have questions or concerns please......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

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Science Teacher

Carly, Participant

As I write this, it is the end of the school year and my colleagues and I are happily exhausted from the trips, projects, and festivities. The quote,“And even as the world seems to grow more exhausted, our travels do not” resonated with me. I am......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

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Pre-course assignment

Los instructores, Participant

Hola a Todos! Greetings to All! Alan and Stephen here again with a few requests of you as you prepare for your respective journeys to Cochabamba. Please remember that you are more than welcome to reach out to us or Simon or Liz with any questions as......Read More

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Introduction

Jasmine, Participant

Hi everyone, My name is Jasmine. I’m originally from Taiwan and have been teaching Mandarin in the Bay Area of northern California for seven years. Initially, I wanted to join the China Educators Program but it got cancelled. A firm believer in......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

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Introduction

Natasha Naujoks, Participant

Hello, fellow travelers! My name is Natasha Naujoks, and I teach courses in History and Political Science at Norfolk Academy, an independent school in Norfolk, VA. I will be the first to admit that I am a very different (and hopefully better)......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia Educator

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Introductions

Glenda Stoneman, Participant

My name is Glenda Stoneman, and I am looking forward to sharing the trip with you.  I teach Canadian Geography, Environment and Resource Management, and Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology in Oakville, Canada.  These survey......Read More

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Introduction

Ingrid, Participant

Hello from Los Angeles, California! I teach history and global studies at a private school in the foothills of the Angeles Crest Mountains outside of Los Angeles. I’ve had the opportunity to live in many parts of the United States from my early......Read More

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At Last! Bolivia Climate Change Educator Program...

Stephen R Taranto, Participant

Hola a todxs! Hello everyone! I am happy to share the attached program summary for our upcoming time together in the Heart of the Andes, Bolivia! We’ve tried to keep the summary as simple as possible and as we are still in planning changes......Read More