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Introduction

Lily Feng, Participant

Hi guys! My name is Lily Feng, and I am from Farmington, CT, a small suburb near CT’s capital of Hartford. In high school, I developed a passion for issues surrounding immigration, global migration and the intersections of global issues that......Read More

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My Intro

Isaac Leib, Participant

Hello everyone, I am Isaac Leib from Somerville, Massachusetts, right next to the main Tufts campus. I’ve grown up surrounded by cities, which has introduced me to the need for environmental justice in urban areas. I’ve also been......Read More

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Introduction Yak for Sidney

Sidney Tokwe, Participant

  Hi everyone ! I’m Sidney Tokwe from Masvingo, a province in Southern Zimbabwe. Having spent most of my life in the village, I have always felt an itch to explore beyond my  confining village boarders to learn new fresh perspectives about......Read More

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Introduction!

Caroline Bewley, Participant

Hi all! My name is Caroline Bewley, and I grew up in Wilmette, a northern suburb of Chicago, Illinois. As a kid, I spent a lot of time in Lake Michigan, which instilled in me a love of water and the importance of environmental conservation. I spend......Read More

Tufts Civic Semester Southwest

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Introduction

Angelia Shi, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Angelia, and I am from Shandong Province in China. I chose to join the civic semester because I’ve always been interested in social and environmental justice and wanted to do something in these areas. I also care about......Read More

Tufts Civic Semester Southwest

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Students: Please Introduce Yourselves! 

Cara, Dragons Admin

Hello Everyone!  As we hope you read in the Introduction to the Yak Board post, this  is our community forum where all Dragons programs share thoughts and reflections from the field.  During your program, you will be posting here on the Yak Board......Read More

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INTRO: Cara – Your Program Director

Cara, Dragons Admin

Dear Civic Semester Students,  Congratulations on joining an inspiring and diverse community of educators, students, and cultural ambassadors! We are excited to initiate our relationship with you to help you ease into the exceptional experience......Read More

Tufts Civic Semester Southwest

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Welcome to the Yak Board

Cara, Dragons Admin

Dear Fall 2021 Tufts Civic Semester Southwest students, Welcome to your program’s Yak Board! You can think of your program’s Yak Board as an online group journal and virtual bulletin board. Pre-program, you will use the Yak Board to introduce......Read More

Tufts Civic Semester Southwest

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Disclaimer

Cara, Dragons Admin

Welcome to the Tufts Civic Semester Yak Board! The views and opinions expressed on this page are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view, opinion, policy, or position of Tufts University, the Jonathan M. Tisch College of......Read More

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Saying Goodbye to the Land & the Water

Eliza G., Participant

Today was a pretty good day. I have been sick and therefore have missed a couple of days at camp. I came back to a pretty good last day. Although I missed breakfast, I heard it was wonderful and filled with lots of goodies like donuts that were......Read More

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Stronger Together

Shannon H., Participant

To be honest, I wasn’t really sure about what I was getting into during the first couple of days of our trip and I was a little nervous about what we were going to experience. However, I started to feel at ease and more confident with going with......Read More

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Carnival!

Lily, Participant

The carnival day was EPIC! At first the teachers told us we were sitting down for a lesson on semiotics. We were going a little stir crazy and no-one was focused enough to sit through that lesson. However, ten minutes into the lesson the teachers......Read More

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Talent Show

Kate and Lily, Participant

Yesterday we had a talent show and there were bunch of great performances including a stand up comedy performance by Jake  Sullivan and Coleman Smith they made a skit off of a Dragons Instructor named Bradford and there was another performance by......Read More

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Alabama Hills & Sunset Peaks

Claire C., Participant

Hey folks! We started off the day super early compared to the other days since we went on one of our biggest excursions yet. After a egg filled breakfast we all packed ourselves into a cramped van and made our way to our most fun destinations yet.......Read More

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EXCURSION DAY!

Coleman S., Participant

EXCURSION DAY! Today wasn’t only started with breakfast by rather with the blaring sun that for some reason decides to break the horizon at 4 a.m. but it’s dope because after a rude yet blissful awakening we ate breakfast. Breakfast was an egg,......Read More