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Ryker’s Introduction

Ryker Vassallo, Participant

Hello! My name is Ryker and I’m going into eighth grade this coming year. I enjoy many things, but a couple of my favorite activities are building, parkour, and traveling. I am excited to travel to Thailand because I have never been there......Read More

Nueva Thailand

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Ayla’s Introduction

Ayla Delaet jagerson, Participant

Hey guys, my name is Ayla and I’m going into 9th grade as a lot of you know. I love to play soccer and read and listen to music and I’m so excited to see Thailand. This will be my first time in Asia and I’m also excited for the opportunity to......Read More

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Answers & Pro Travel Tips

Jess & Gai, Instructor

Hi everyone! Not long now until we are all in Thailand together! There have been a few questions coming up via email so I just wanted to answer them all here so we’re all on the same page: If you’re trying on outfits and aren’t......Read More

Nueva Thailand

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Cate’s introduction

Carolyn, Participant

Hi everyone! As many of you know, my name is Cate. I’m 14 years old and am continuing at the Nueva high school for 9th grade. I enjoy playing volleyball, traveling, and reading. I’m super excited to travel to Thailand because of all the new......Read More

Nueva Thailand

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Matthew’s intro

Matthew Risk, Participant

Hi everyone! As many of you know, my name is Matthew, and I’m going into the 9th grade at Nueva. In my free time, I like to play basketball, read, play video games, take photos and be outdoors. I am especially excited for the Thailand trip......Read More

Nueva Thailand

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Nixie’s Introduction

Nixie Herlick, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Nixie and I am 13 years old and will be going into 8th grade at Nueva. I am excited for Thailand because I want to experience the culture of Thailand and how it differs from our culture. I love to traveling as well as......Read More

Nueva Thailand

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Matthew’s Intro

Matthew Risk, Participant

Hey everyone! As many of you know, my name is Matthew, and I’m going into the 9th grade at Nueva. In my free time, I like to play basketball, read, play video games and do photography. I have been to many parts of Asia before, but I have never......Read More

Nueva Thailand

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Alyssa’s Introduction

Alyssa Horng, Participant

Hi! I’m Alyssa. I’m fourteen years old and am going to be entering 9th grade at Nueva in the fall. I enjoy reading, writing, and running. I’m really looking forward to the trip, and am excited to have the opportunity to immerse......Read More

Thacher School Bolivia

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Safely on their way home

Britt and Jessie, Instructor

The group is high above the Caribbean, flying back to the States with backpacks full of memories, learning, and beautiful images of this rugged and beautiful country. We’ll miss them, and hope that you get to travel back here with them some......Read More

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On the road again

Britten & Jessie, Participant

Hello friends, family, and Dragons community, Our days in Bolivia have flown by!  We started the week with our fabulous homestay families in Tiquipaya using the organic farm Granja Pollen as our homebase and classroom space.  Every morning began......Read More

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On Tiqui Time

Britten & Jessie, Participant

Hola tod@s! Recognizing one´s own cultural lens is a critical part of understanding the way other cultures operate. Instead of viewing a new place and how its people live day-to-day as inferior, it becomes simply different. Not better, not worse,......Read More

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Expedition phase

Sydney Beverly, Participant

Today it was our turn to pick where we wanted to go and navigate our way around Beijing. First we had breakfast at 7:30 and we had sugar bread, soup and dumplings. After that we went to a coffee shop to plan our day. The leader for today was......Read More

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Values

John Gregoire, Participant

Today we as a group spent the morning saying goodbyes to our host families, and met to discuss bigger questions raised through our trip to the Naxi village. We went out into the woods and discussed the differences in values between the Naxi and us......Read More

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The Greatest Wall

Benjamin Summers, Participant

We voyaged to Kou’s house at dawn to set a course for the Great Wall of China. After nearly two hours in a bus we were shown our rooms and had a typical Chinese lunch. We then all worked on a brain dump of all the skill we learned and the memories......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Trinity School China

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Ethnic flavors of Sichuan

Blythe, Participant

June 27 Today, we started off with a trip to the upscale mall of Chengdu to have a nice, restful morning of window shopping. While some of us stayed in the mall, a couple students ventured off to purchase some knockoff hip brand items and bad......Read More

Thacher School Bolivia

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A Record of Our Past Few Days

Olivia Edwards, Participant

Over the past few days, our group has traveled across Bolivia, immersing ourselves into different cultures from around the area.  We started in La Paz, preparing for our trek through the Andes that lasted 3 nights and 4 days.  We grabbed some......Read More