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Introduction and Quote Analysis

Jagger Douglas Fugate, Participant

My name is Jagger Fugate, I am in the 10th Grade, I have attended V.M.S. for three years now, and I have been taking Mandarin for two. As we have begun to embark upon our journey to China, I have been thinking a lot about what exactly this all means......Read More

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Prepare to be Unprepared..

Kai Van Bodhi, Participant

Hello from Kunming China…. VMS are you ready?  Ginger and I just arrived getting things ready here on the ground and well let me tell you one thing I had almost forgot…Expect the Unexpected 😉 We spent the entire day in an airport in......Read More

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“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is...

Caroline Chlipala, Participant

HI, I am a sophomore at Vail mountain school who’s lived in Breckenridge Colorado my whole life. I decided to go on the China Interterm to expand my knowledge and to see more of the word. I love learning about Chinese philosophy, and hope to......Read More

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“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is...

Caroline Chlipala, Participant

HI, I am a sophomore at Vail mountain school who’s lived in Breckenridge Colorado my whole life. I decided to go on the China Interterm to expand my knowledge and to see more of the word. I love learning about Chinese philosophy, and hope to......Read More

Student Programs, VMS China

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Quote

Garrett F Sampson, Participant

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving.” I believe that this quote means to keep an open mind. Maybe when traveling everything does not work out and while this can be bad, the quote is saying that you can......Read More

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China

Renata, Participant

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving.” I think to be a god traveler one needs to be open to everything and have a very curious nature and an open mind. A good traveler travels because they want to learn new things,......Read More

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Take The Road Less Travelled

Ginger Chen, Participant

When I was 13, the only English I knew was the alphabet from A to G. At age 17, my grandpa canceled my fieldtrip with school to Los Angeles at the last minute. His reason was that “I am too young to understand about the meaning and value of......Read More

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Rich Knowledge Gained from One Course

Caroline Chlipala, Participant

Chinese Philosophy — Why Are Hundreds of Harvard Students Studying Ancient Chinese Philosophy?Puett’s bold promise: “This course will change your life.”  (pg.3) Puett aims to open his students’ eyes to a different way to approach......Read More

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China 2018 Intro

Matt Biggers, Participant

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving.” The way that I interpret this quote as the old saying goes, “It is about the journey, not the destination”. I think that this means that for me, I have be......Read More

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Reflection

Carey Salvin, Participant

Hello, my name is Carey. I am in 9th grade, and of course, my favorite class is mandarin. I am excited to go to China because I want to improve my language skills and learn more about some of the other billions of people on this earth. I would like......Read More

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China 2018

Carey Salvin, Participant

My name is Carey, and I am in 9th grade. I decided to join the China intraterm because I want to improve my Chinese skills and learn about the culture. This quote — “A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon......Read More

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China Intraterm Introduction

Kailin Kerzner, Participant

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving.” I interpret the Mitchell quote as saying that one must not be so focused on the destination and let plans be flexible. This will allow for more rich, spontaneous......Read More

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No Fixed Plans, Not Intent Upon Arriving

Olivia, Participant

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving.” Travel allows one to head out an explore, trying new things and meeting new people along the way. There is always a chance to move off the beaten path and head into the......Read More

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Plans?Intentions?

Andrew Hustad, Participant

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent upon arriving.” Stephen Mitchell’s translation of the opening line of Chapter 27 in Tao Te Ching. As we prepare to embark on our journey to China, I ask that all of you consider......Read More

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Welcome, VMS!

Dragons Administration, Participant

Greetings, Vail Mountain School Traveers! It’s exciting to introduce you all to the VMS and Where There Be Dragons Yak Board for the upcoming China course! It may seem like the fall semester just began, yet February is fast-approaching! In just......Read More