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…more resources!

Elley Cannon, Instructor

A resource list from Elley, posted on behalf of Dragons Admin. Enjoy! Here’s a link to our group playlist. And Evan from CRP’s photography facebook page is here. A link to my Arabic playlist, in case students want some pop and......Read More

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Bon Voyage

Jana Amin, Participant

Ahlan! I am writing for Queen Alia airport about to board my flight to Cairo. Just wanted to let Cate, Elley + Mr. Emmott know I made it here safely. To all the parents, This has been an amazing trip for all of us and I can safely say that we have......Read More

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Group is at the airport!

Elley Cannon, Participant

Hi friends and family, Our group is at the airport awaiting their 1:45am flight to Dubai! Jana unfortunately had to leave early for her flight to Egypt and the rest of the group checked in a few minutes ago. We had a lovely final day together that......Read More

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Hello from Tweisi!

Cate Brown, Instructor

Hello Everyone! It’s just past dinner in Tweisi– shadows of sandstone columns are stretching up towards the sky, hints of stars appearing above —  and our group is doing well. This is our second evening with home-stay families and......Read More

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Petra and Wadi Musa

Yassmine Raoui, Participant

Marhaba Everyone! This morning the whole group woke up at 7am to a lovely breakfast curtesy of the TetraTree Hotel. We ate breakfast as we prepared ourselves for the day and long trek ahead of us. Today was the day that we all visited Petra! The......Read More

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From Amman to Petra

Jaime Moore-Carrillo, Participant

Hey everyone! My name is Jaime, and I’m a senior. Today was a day of conclusions and new beginnings. This morning we left Amman, a city I and others have come to love dearly. The hospitality and cultural dynamism of the city made leaving painful;......Read More

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Day 2: CRP

Ned Sheehan, Participant

Jordan is a land of contrasts.  In Amman yesterday, I was talking to my fictional cabdriver, when… How does Tom Friedman sleep at night? Anyway, on the subject that is actually relevant to our loyal readers, today we had a slightly quieter......Read More

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Day 1 – Visit to Mafraq

Lucheyla Celestino, Participant

Hey everyone! Today we visited an informal settlement outside the city of Mafraq. Mafraq is about an hour outside from Amman where we are staying. In this informal settlement, there is a community of Syrian refugees who have chosen to leave the......Read More

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Kul Tolaab fi al-Jordan! (All the students are in...

Cate Brown, Instructor

Marhaba Everyone! Elley and I are happy to report that the Milton group has arrived safely in Jordan. Lucheyla assured us that the meal experience on Emirates was unmatched, and spirits are high, despite the delays. After checking in at Zaman y......Read More

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Updated Itinerary – Saturday March 10th

Cate Brown, Instructor

Hi All, In an unexpected turn of events, the Milton student group is going to have a very special opportunity — Our visit to Collateral Repair Project was moved from Saturday morning to Sunday morning, opening up space for the Milton group to......Read More

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Quick Update – MILTON Flight Status

Cate Brown, Instructor

Hello Everyone! Elley and Cate here — We’ve just received confirmation that the Milton group will be spending the evening in Dubai and taking a morning flight to join us in Jordan. The flight was delayed out of Boston and unfortunately......Read More

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A quick note on technology…

Elley Cannon, Instructor

Hi Everyone, I’m sure that Mr. Emmott has already spoken to this issue, but Cate and I wanted to jot down a quick note about technology on our course to reiterate Dragons’ policy. Part of the Dragons experience is a sense of disconnect......Read More

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Milton Course Itinerary – 2018

Cate Brown, Instructor

MILTON ITINERARY – JORDAN 2018 Our journey to Jordan will begin on Wednesday March 7th, as students board an evening flight from Boston to Amman. Dragons Course Instructors Elley and Cate will meet the students on the other end, ushering the......Read More

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Sheehan Post I

Ned Sheehan, Participant

Hi.  My name is Edward Sheehan, but everyone but my dental hygienists and substitute teachers calls me Ned.  I was born in Cleveland, and lived in the Midwest until 3rd Grade, but I’ve been in the Boston Area ever since.  I have been lucky......Read More

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Ahlan Wasahlan min Jana

Jana, Participant

Hello, ahlan-wasahlan, my name is Jana. I was born in Cambridge, England while my mum was doing her PHD there. I grew up in Cairo and moved to Boston in 2013 right after President El Sisi took over via military coup. I am a freshman at Milton......Read More

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Yak #1

James Moore-Carrillo, Participant

Hey! My name is James (or Jaime), and I’m a senior at Milton Academy. I was born and raised in Boston, though I have Spanish and Canadian family. Travelling has been a large part of my life, having done my fair share of it over the years. I......Read More