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McCallie Dragons re on their way home

I-Team, Participant

Dear Parents, After an amazing journey of two weeks in China we just said goodbye to the students and teachers at Beijing Capital Airport.   It was a truly inspiring journey for all of us. We spent time together to go deep into  cultural......Read More

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Tiger Leaping Gorge Photos

Marcus, Participant

A breath-taking and strenuous first day hiking beneath Yulongxue mountain. Supposedly the peak is shrouded by clouds most days, but we had a very beautiful hike. Tomorrow we push on for Tiger Leaping Gorge!...Read More

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More blogs!

Garrett Lam, Participant

Thanks to all for the pics! We appreciate hearing from all. My family and extended relatives all really enhoyed Ethan and Jack’s blog.  Everyone in our family has tequested more from Ethan detailing all of y’all’s adventures, so......Read More

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Homestays in Nanyao Village

Marcus, Instructor

As we approach our last night here in Nanyao Village, looking back it might not have been the most exciting or Instagram-worthy portion of the trip, but I do think this is the part students, and teachers alike, will be talking about five, ten, maybe......Read More

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A Day in Lijiang Old Town

Tucker Lyons, Participant

It was around 7 AM on a cold morning when we arrived at Lijiang as our group hastily made our way out of a train that we had been trapped in for what seemed like an eternity, but we soon became rejuvinated when we drank ice cold bottled water and......Read More

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Day 1 and 2

Ethan Lam, Participant

Hi All,   This is a yak from a few days ago from Ethan!   Days 1 and 2By Ethan Lam and Josh McBride It was early and dreary Monday morning, like super early and super dreary. A bunch of boys awkwardly tried to make conversation in front of......Read More

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Kunming, First Impressions

Josh McBride, Participant

Another post from a few days ago… To say that this group is exhausted is an understatement. I’m actually really impressed with this group of guys and their ability to keep a positive and upbeat attitude even when energy is low. For me,......Read More

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Pics from Day 3

Marcus Murphy, Participant

Not much time for details in writing but wanted to share a few pictures of an eventful Day 3. We started the day off at Qiongzhi Zen Temple and had a great conversation with the head monk. In the afternoon we had a delicious farm fresh meal before......Read More

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Day 2

I-Team, Instructor

Hello everyone, Today is the second day of the program, we had an early start with some local Chinese breakfast, students all liked it. Then we did some more education and safety orientation, students came up with their own “learn and left......Read More

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First Day in Kunming…Tea, Tea and more Tea

Mark Lumley, Instructor

你好, Today was our first day of the program here in Yunnan, south of the clouds, and our students were wonderful today- stepping up to use their Chinese with locals, helping to buy water and supplies for the group and being polite and......Read More

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McCallie group Arrival

I-Team, Participant

Hi Everyone, its 3am and the McCallie group has arrived in Yunnan to begin he first steps of our amazing journey! Group is excited to be here but tired and now wrapped up in bed.   Here’s a photo of the group at the airport on arrival......Read More

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Final Leg

Marcus, Participant

Smooth travels so far! We are about to board our last flight for Kunming!...Read More

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Partnerships Instructor

Ling Zhao, Instructor

Dear students, teachers, parents and friends, My name is Ling and I’m the co-instructor for this China program this summer, so exciting to work with Mark this time, I believe we will have an incredible time with you! I was born and raised in......Read More

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Welcome to the Middle Kingdom

Mark Lumley, Participant

Dear students, teachers, parents and friends, Welcome to the McCallie Yak Board! My name is Mark Lumley and I am one of your instructors for this coming summer program. This will be my 16th Dragons program and words can’t describe how excited I am......Read More

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Welcome, McCallie!

Dragons Administration, Participant

Greetings, McCallie Students! It’s exciting to introduce you all to the McCallie and Where There Be Dragons Yak Board for the upcoming China course “Diversity of Yunnan”! It may seem like the fall semester just began, yet May is......Read More