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WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Cultural & Environmental Conservation

Jamie Persons, Instructor

Hello, everyone! We’ve both been feeling grateful and excited in reading your Yak posts. We hear genuine curiosity in your reflections and questions – about what’s at play in Indonesia, about the ways in which those themes and issues have......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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FAQ, Relevant for Everyone

Jamie Persons, Instructor

Hi all, We’ve gotten a few questions via email that we think will be helpful for the entire group. Q: Is a long skirt required? A: No. You’ll be fine if you end up wearing pants (and swimming shorts) the whole trip.   Q: How often will......Read More

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Hola

Mariana Mariel, Participant

Hola! I am Mariana and I just signed up for the program (better late than never, right?) Going to Bolivia is a dream come true for me. I’m a Spanish teacher in Dallas Texas, and am originally from Argentina. I can’t wait to meet......Read More

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Updated Course Itinerary and Summary

Stephen Taranto, Participant

Good morning everyone! I imagine that you are all in the throes of the end of the academic year and your thoughts may not be directed toward the Andes just yet, however we do want to share an updated course itinerary and program summary with you. We......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Climate Change Education

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Travel Itinerary?

Christina Montiel, Participant

Hi all, On the return from Bolivia I have an 18 hour layover in Lima…. I’m just wondering if anyone else does as well? If so it would be fun to plan something for that day…not sure what all the options are! I have been to Lima......Read More

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New Eyes

Stefanie Daehler, Participant

Every time I read Iyer’s words–and every time I try to articulate to others what it is about intentional travel that feels somehow like the most important stuff of life–something new strikes me as The Real Reason I travel (and......Read More

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Associate Director of College Counseling

Carter Delloro, Participant

When I was a teenager, I had never left the country. My parents had never left the country either. I had no sense of the world beyond the Eastern Time Zone in America, and I had no reason to understand why it was useful to me to extend beyond my......Read More

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Selamat Jalan!!!

Kate Randall, Participant

Hello GEBG Indonesia 2018! I wanted to wish you all well on your trip this summer. I find myself thinking about Indonesia a lot right now. It’s such an amazing place. So many things about this trip have stayed with me and I have kept in touch......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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The importance of teaching tolerance

Jenn, Participant

I teach contemporary global issues to freshmen. Throughout the course, we cover sensitive topics ranging from the Israeli/Palestinian conflict to nuclear proliferation. For many young students, they arrive with a pretty set idea of where they fall......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Diversity and Dialogue

Kelly Sherwin, Participant

Femke, your Yak post touched on so much of what I believe, wonder, and hope to unearth for my students. To echo your thoughts about the burden on us as educators to cultivate certain dispositions in our students, I am reminded of a NYT op-ed from......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Revise your expectations

Jeff Smith, Participant

When I was a kid, I remember accusing my neighbor of stealing my sled. I was so sure! Then when Spring came, and the snow melted away, there it was emerging from a drift, and I was ashamed. I had been wrong. When I read these articles about......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Teaching Diversity

Femke Côté, Participant

“Successfully functioning in a society with diverse values, traditions and lifestyles requires us to have a relationship to our own reactions rather than be captive of them. To resist our tendencies to make right or true, that which is nearly......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Global Scholar In Residence

Manjula Salomon, Participant

Selamat siang teman teman, Saya Manjula dan tinggal di Indonesia untuk 20 tahun tahun. Ok I’ve Lived in Indonesia for 20 years. I was fortunate enough to arrive in 1985 and I evacuated, with my family,with the Dutch Embassy, when Suharto fell.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Sarah’s introduction

Sarah, Participant

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves.” I would not say that I’m the adventuresome type who wants to lose herself. I’m organized, cautious, risk averse. But there’s something about being in......Read More