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Norfolk Academy China

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Norfolk Group have arrived in Lijiang

Mark Lumley, Participant

Dear parents and Yak followers, The Norfolk group has arrived in Lijiang following a long travel day. They are tired and as we have a big hiking day tomorrow on the stunning Tiger Leaping Gorge, we sent them off to bed to get much needed rest before......Read More

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Day 2: Phnom Penh

Liam Harkins, Participant

We began our day by walking over to a local breakfast place. The first dish brought out was instantly a group-favorite: Cha Kvai, which is a bread based food, and condensed milk to dip it in. After eating that, we all ended up ordering the same......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Trinity School China

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Narrative Itinerary

Joseph Vincent, Participant

Dear Trinity students and teachers, Can you believe that you will arrive in China in less than a week? Rosalyn and I could not be more excited to meet all of you and embark on our adventure together in Beijing and Sichuan! For now, I would like to......Read More

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Team Updates

Dragons Team, Participant

Our stay at Huashang Vocational School continues with a jam-packed schedule and back-to-back cultural activities! Here are some brief updates from our team: Jasmine: Hey family. What’s up guys? I miss you guys a lot. We are at a school right now.......Read More

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The Olympic Games of 2008

Benjamin Summers, Participant

My first full day was filled with constant surprises including a trip to the Beijing Olympic Park. The Bird’s Nest is a landmark of the area and is a marvel to modern engineering. What surprised me even more was my eventual knowing that James’s......Read More

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Serene Beauty; Wednesday at Beijing 101

Guil Ware, Participant

Today was a calm day at Beijing 101. Our day started in ELA class with the 101 students. Together we discussed the persuasiveness of arguments before peer-reviewing the 101 student’s english papers. Though a common occurrence at Norfolk Academy it......Read More

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School Exchange

Petal and Julie, Participant

Today we received a warm and exciting welcome from the Huashang Technical School community. From lessons on learning how to live in a Chinese dorm room (blankets folded to perfection!) to a basketball game and trying out traditional Han dress,......Read More

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La Paz and Santiago de Okoa: Looking Back, and...

Lauren Maxwell, Participant

La Paz and Santiago de Okola Mrs Maxwell: Hello all! Sending an update on our journey over the past few days. On Sunday our 8 hr bus ride turned into an 18 hr bus ride. At first being stuck in ice and snow on a pass in the middle of the Andes was......Read More

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HIES flight cancelation and new return itinerary

Luis Alvarado, Participant

Dear Global Families, We received some rough news at the airport this morning: due to inclement weather, our return flight, AA 922, was unable to land and was rerouted ahead of us to Santa Cruz. It was not possible for us to get to Santa Cruz in......Read More

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Day 1: Arrival

Liam Harkins, Participant

We arrived to Haverford bright and early and headed up to JFK Airport in New York City. Upon arrival, we grabbed breakfast and prepared ourselves for the long road ahead of us. After a few hours, we flew over the North Pole and the surrounding ice.......Read More

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My first day in Beijing

morgan aufenger, Participant

We came to Beijing after a grueling 13 hour flight and were welcomed with open arms into a new family. My hosts, Jennifer and her parents, have been even more welcoming than I could have imagined.  Even though the parents speak minimal english,......Read More

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Arrived safe and sound!

Mara and Jan, Instructor

We scooped up our new crew of intrepid travelers at the airport and are on our way! We’re excited for orientation and activities in the bustling and fascinating city of Phnom Penh – Cambodia!   Thanks for following along our......Read More

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A Day of Knots and Calligraphy

Benjamin Summers, Participant

When we arrrived at Beijing 101 we went to the first class where the students were presenting their projects about the American Civil War. They were all very informative and engaging. Next I had Physics, a class that I actually enjoyed because the......Read More

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In Transit to China

Petal Niles, Participant

Students and teachers are on their way! Julie and I look forward to meeting everyone at the airport for a welcome to Sichuan and the journey ahead....Read More

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Haverford Course Itinerary

Instructor Team, Participant

Hello Families and Friends of Haverford Cambodia, Mara and I are eagerly anticipating the arrival of our group, attending to final details and preparing for a mind-opening, heartfelt immersion into Cambodian daily life and the beauty of this......Read More