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2nd Day in Jodhpur

Norah, Faith, Isabella, and Grace, Participant

Today everyone was split up into three groups of four and visited 3 different empowerment centers around the city. We (Grace, Isabella, Faith, and Norah) went to Abhala Empower Center. We pulled up and two girls met us. They lead us to the center,......Read More

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Glimpses of Day 2 Magic

Stefanie Daehler, Instructor

The vibrancy of Jodhpur and its inhabitants; the energy of the strikingly detailed Mehrangarh (Mehran Fort, one of the largest in India); the openness and curiosity of this group of phenomenal students; the generosity and dedication of Sambhali......Read More

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Day 2 – Delhi to Jodhpur

LizW, Dragons Admin

After a whirlwind day in Delhi, the Archer girls jumped on a flight to The Blue City of Jodhpur where they will really get to sink into the culture and experience of India. Even with the non-stop travel, the girls have been extremely engaged and......Read More

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Day 1 – Delhi

LizW, Dragons Admin

It’s been a great first day! We had lunch followed by adventures through the 400-year-old Chandni Chowk market, clothes shopping at Fab India, a South Indian dinner, and then straight to bed to be ready for our morning flight to the blue city of......Read More

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Welcome to your Yak Board!

Dragons Admin, Dragons Admin

Archer Students and Families, It feels wonderful to warmly welcome you to your Archer Abroad and Where There Be Dragons Yak Board for “Seva: Learning Service in India”. In a few weeks, you’ll bid farewell to home, and trade the lights of LA......Read More

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Remembering our trip through song

Carolyn & Katie, Instructor

Dragons Thailand Trip Sung to the tune of Party in the USA by Miley Cyrus* I hopped off the plane at CHX With a need for deodorant Welcome to the land of elephants, Am I gonna see one? Jumped in the song thaew, For the very first time No back door,......Read More

Nueva Thailand

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Information for the Group’s Return

Dragons Admin, Instructor

Hello parents! The group is taking off shortly from Hong Kong and is set to arrive on-time in San Francisco. Please monitor flight CX 870 (Cathay Pacific), which is currently scheduled to land at 12:15pm Pacific time tomorrow (Monday). When you......Read More

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The real taste of Thailand

Kru Gai, Instructor

This post may sound sweeter than any mango sticky rice we have had here in Thailand. Please forgive me if don’t facy sweet. Honestly, it’s very important to end a meal with a scrumptious treat. I got out of the clean soft bed in Siri Poshtel at......Read More

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Goodbye Bangkok

Jess & Gai, Instructor

We just said our goodbyes at the airport. The group are now through security and are on their way home via Hong Kong....Read More

Nueva Thailand

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A Look Backward: Thailand Trip Through Poetry

Alyssa, Participant

Yak of the Week

Trip to Thailand off into the night, we did go seemingly removed from time’s flow and when time deigned to release the stream of sand we found ourselves in a foreign land awaiting us upon arrival were jasmine leis at INA House we found a place......Read More

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On this course I witnessed… On this course...

Ryker + Student Group, Participant

We had a fair amount of extra time on the train to Bangkok so I arranged everyone’s thoughts on the following prompts: “On this course I witnessed…” Fiona: I witnessed the importance of cultural belief and traditions playing a role in how......Read More

Nueva Thailand

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Mae Tha Homestay – Activities and reflection

Nixie, Participant

Today was the first full day where we were at the Mae Tha village, but we had already been introduced and had spent the night at our homestay. We started the day by going on a tour of the village and especially focusing on learning about and viewing......Read More

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Foraging in the forest

Instructor Team, Instructor

This morning we went on a trek with two local guides who have been custodians of this land for generations. Por Sawat (63 years old) and Por Ma (77 years old) were crushing it through the jungle, cutting back vegetation to show us what was edible,......Read More