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China Educator: Beyond the Wall

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Day 2 in Kunming!

Lesley Buckmaster, Participant

What a wonderful day! We got to welcome our final member of our team at breakfast this morning so we are now complete! The day started with a visit to the Qiongzhu Temple which was constructed during the Yuan (Mongol) Dynasty (1279-1368). To think......Read More

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Sampela

Jenn Pelletier, Participant

We had the opportunity to learn how to spearfish and netfish from the Bajau of Sampela, where we spent 5 days learning about their adat (culture and traditions), environmental concerns (they are a sea faring people who depend on the health of the......Read More

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Women In Sampela

Jenn Pelletier, Participant

Badass Sampela girls turn into strong Sampela women. In this community, the women are the holders and keepers of money, and so if a husband comes home having caught too few fish and asks for money for cigarettes, the wives say “you did not......Read More

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Home

Annie Morrison, Participant

It’s hard to return to the ordinary when I have visited the extraordinary for the last two weeks.   The extraordinary included extraordinary beauty, extraordinary people, and extraordinary challenges. The people of Bolivia I met were......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China Educator: Beyond the Wall

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Response to “A Tale of Two Political...

Frank Barros, Participant

I see Eric X. Li being categorized toward the “Panda Hugger” side of a spectrum. I don’t think tossing him into the entire category works.  He is certainly a supporter of the Chinese political system, but he explicitly stated......Read More

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Our Updated Itinerary

Lauren Collins, Participant

Day 1: Thursday, July 26th After settling in and dropping off bags at the Home Inn Plus hotel in downtown Kunming, we will gather in the lobby to make our way to beautiful Green Lake Park for orientation activities and goal-setting for the course.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Climate Change Education

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Arrivals in Cochabamba

Stephen Taranto, Instructor

Buenos dias a todos!  We are looking forward to meeting everyone on Sunday and hope that your respective journeys are on the one hand uneventful and on the other contribute to a sense of excitement and curiosity about the next two weeks we will be......Read More

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Esperándoles

Simon, Dragons Admin

We have finally come together as an I team (instructor team) and are excited for your arrivals. Call us if you have any issues or delays. We’ll see you soon! Pronto! Sus Instructores...Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Climate Change Education

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Travel delays or support

Simon, Dragons Admin

We hope that you are all having smooth preparations and travels on your way to Bolivia for course start! We are so excited to begin the orientation phase an get to know you all in person. If you have any troubles or delays en route please call......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Climate Change Education

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Contacting leaders in Cochabamba?

HEATHER ZIMMER, Participant

Gina, Stephen, and Ivan, How do we contact you when we get to Cochabamba?  We haven’t yet heard about plans to get us at the hotel July 1st, and are wondering how best to make a connection if there is an issue in transit.  Thanks!...Read More

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Day 8 in Indonesia

Lilia Cai-Hurteau, Participant

June 22, 2018. Day 8 in Indonesia. Day 1 in Sampela Selamat Malam! Good evening! Today we left the resort in Wakatobi National Park and took a motorboat for one hour and a half to arrive in Sampela, officially known as Desa Sama Bahari, where the......Read More

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Day 10 in Indonesia

Lilia Cai-Hurteau, Participant

June 24, 2008 Day 10 in Indonesia. Day 3 in Sampela Since I arrived in Indonesia, I’m getting somewhat accustomed to my sleep being disrupted multiple times a night. At first it was the jet lag. And then it was the 3am calls to pray, the roosters......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Climate Change Education

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Money-Answered!

Gina, Participant

Greetings all! Louisa asked a great question about money. All major expenses during course will be covered. Spending money is great for gifts, momentos, extra toiletries, extra cookies from the tienda, etc. We recommend bringing $100-150 in new-ish......Read More