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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

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Introduction

Louisa, Participant

Hello! My name is Louisa Connaughton. I teach 4th grade at BB&N with Christina and Maria Elena. I am an avid outdoors person and passionate educator. I am very excited about this trip and exploring and adventuring with you all. I did a similar......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

GEBG Indonesia: Collaborative Faculty Program

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Updated Packing List

Jamie Persons, Participant

Hello all, Here is your new and improved packing list! Also, please note: – You will NOT need to bring your own mosquito net. We will have them ready for you when you arrive. – You are more than welcome to bring electronics as needed to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Climate Change Education

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Visa

Christina Montiel, Participant

Hey Will, Just got a message today saying my visa was approved!!! (I just mailed everything last week)… applying and preparing everything took a little time but if you follow the visa info that simon sent plus follow directions on their......Read More

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Intro

Maria Elena Derrien, Participant

Hello! I am Maria Elena (one name – two words) Derrien. I teach science to first and fourth graders at BB&N in Cambridge, MA. Part of my job also entails mentoring and coaching teachers around integrated curriculum and project based......Read More