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Dance classes with Marisol

Eva, Participant

Dance Class with Marisol This week, each day we have had an hour and a half dance class in the afternoons. we are learning merengue and bachata — two styles that are a huge part of the Dominican culture. Monday and Tuesday, we learned the basics......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Riverdale China

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Food, Hospitality, and Pineapple!

Kevin Pepin 徐昊然, Participant

My father grew up on the island of Puerto Rico until he was a teenager, when he then moved to New York. He has told me stories about his misadventures in his hometown of Naranjito, a small mountain town. Some of those include drowning a duck,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Riverdale China

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My Homestay

Ben Seklir 沈杰明, Participant

Ben Seklir 沈杰明 My homestay family in 临石(Linshi), Chengdu had a profound impact on myself because by embracing me with open arms, they have allowed me to become more comfortable in China and in my Chinese speaking ability. ......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Riverdale China

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Lin-Shi

Joshua Kombet 谢雨泽, Participant

Never before had I realized our profound indulgence in excess. Within the palm of our hands we hold endless opportunity yet are infinitely confined to the comfort our lives and foolishly fear change. Cruising amidst Beijing’s greyish clouds we......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Springside Chestnut Hill India

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Happy Holi!

Leslie, Participant

Happy Holi everyone! Today (the 21st of March) was India’s annual Holi celebration. Our group got the amazing opportunity to participate in this holiday and meet some really amazing people at the same time! We woke up bright and early to views of......Read More

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Goodbye Watkinson !

Kevin and Mohammad, Participant

We just saw off the Watkinson students and teachers at the airport. It was a sad goodbye, but we know that we all leave with many memories, new friends, and inshallah we will meet again the future. Safe travels Watkinson, and thank you for......Read More

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Instruments and dance

Raquel, Participant

Enjoy some photos of our activities that last few days learning about some instruments and dance steps for the bachata and merengue. The intruments used are the güira, tambora (drum), and accordion....Read More

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Living my best life!

Sena Adin, Participant

Let’s get this Naan! So far this has been a great life changing experience. It has been a lot of traveling, but for me it has been: Eat, Sleep, Travel, Repeat for the past day or so. I was delighted to end my first night in a hotel bed in my room......Read More

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Welcome to the Jungle

Bram Hubbell, Instructor

Today we set off early in the morning for a day full of adventure. We began with a quick visit to the local salt pans where we talked a little about the importance of salt to human societies, especially in the tropics, and Gandhi’s Salt March.......Read More

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Last night at the Dead Sea

Kevin Witkow, Instructor

Hello from the Dead Sea! We took a bus from Tweisi this morning and spent the day floating in the Dead Sea, getting some rest, showering, and enjoying our last day together. Tonight we will do a short transference program before closing off our......Read More

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Transference

Claire Bennett, Participant

We concluded our trip in Cambodia with a period of reflection that we call “transference”. The photo shows our last evening activity, sharing our lopes and goals. We decided to write a yak post all together anonymously, answering three......Read More