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Marilu, el mundo y la naturaleza

Isabelle, Participant

The rain was falling hard outside in messy drops while Marilu took her cutting board off the shelf and a knife from the drawer, setting up onions to be chopped.  While she laid out her materials, I did the same, but with a notebook and an audio......Read More

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La Amazonía

Raquel, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Back home in Urubamba it is a drizzly Friday morning and I sit with my mate to contemplate our recent adventure to the Amazon. I never thought I would be able to go to the Amazon again after my journey to the Ecuadorian Amazon when I studied during......Read More

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Pictures from the Amazon Excursion

Monica , Instructor

A unique abundance of species and biodiversity welcomed us during our visit to Las Piedras Amazon Center this past weekend. It was an unforgettable educational adventure surrounded by nature. Attached are some photos from our excursion!...Read More

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Back from the Amazon

Teto , Instructor

Hola familias y amigos! We are in our way back to Urubamba, full of energy and new refreshing vibes. The Amazon region received us with pure air, new delicious food, and beautiful people in Las Piedras Amazon Centre. We spent 5 days learning,......Read More

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Amazon bound

Raquel, Instructor

Hello Friends and Family! We want to let you know that we will be traveling for the next few days. We will be leaving Cusco on Friday night, the 8th of November and returning on Wednesday morning the 13th of November. During our time in the jungle......Read More

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Pachamanca with a lovely community

Raquel, Instructor

On Wednesday afternoon we had a lovely time taking part in a Pachamanca, a traditional way of cooking meat and veggies in the earth with hot stones. The stones are heated by a fire for a couple of hours and then we dropped in potatoes, sweet......Read More

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Farms & Stuff

Yong Quan Tan, Participant

Coming from a country where 90% of its food is imported and the agriculture industry is almost non-existent (although there’s a growing movement now!), working in a farm always seemed like the most far-off thing I could do growing up. The hard......Read More

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Getting Lost

Austen Money, Participant

Yak of the Week

To put it mildly, I’m not the best with directions. One of my biggest worries about spending three months in Urubamba was spending three months without the assistance of Google Maps, which has always been my guiding light, whether I’m driving......Read More

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Finding familiarity and embracing discomfort

Grace Chen, Participant

Recently, Peru is entering into the hot, rainy season. As much as I love the feeling of smelling fresh clothes dried under Peruvian sun and sensing sunshine gently falling on my shoulder, I am nevertheless enchanted by the sounds of rain fiercely......Read More

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Feliz Cumple Olympia!

Raquel, Instructor

We know how hard it is to celebrate a special day far away from those you call your family and your loved ones. Fortunately, Chia, Yong Quan, Abi, AY, Isabelle, Jason, Austin, Claire, Waideen, Olympia, Grace, and Victoria are a very tight knit......Read More

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Perfecty Peruvian Things: A letter for...

Victoria Rose, Participant

I’ve recently found myself thinking about “home home” more frequently than before. I imagine myself on the Dane County Regional Airport’s escalator and a few seconds later running  to hug my family. By that point, I won’t have seen them......Read More

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Home at Last

Olympia, Participant

The month of the October is going by faster than I could’ve ever imagined. Since I had arrived in Urubamba on September 11th, I have had the opportunity to become increasingly closer with my host family. Prior to coming to the Peru, one of my......Read More

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Wow, I’m lucky.

Ann Yancey, Participant

Yak of the Week

I am truly in love with Peru. As much as I miss the comforts of having parents to come home to that understand without me having to explain, being able to take a car to the grocery store, coming home to my own bed at night, and getting to see my......Read More

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“Tu Cabello!!!”

Chiamaka, Participant

Being in Peru thus far has certainly been an experience that I will never forget. Everyday, I venture off to work at Kuska school which is in Ollantaytambo. My experience in Peru and in Ollantaytambo has been one that I can certainly call unique and......Read More

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Welcome to Your Thailand Yak Board!

Partnerships, Dragons Admin

Appleby Students and Families, Welcome you to your Appleby College and Where There Be Dragons Yak Board for our collaborative “Thailand: Human Ecology” program. In a few months, you’ll bid farewell to home and trade the snow banks of Ontario......Read More

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Añita

Waideen Wright, Participant

I will never forget my first Spanish lesson with Añita; she was my instructor in cultural lessons for the last two weeks at my Awamaki internship site. On our first day together, we solely practiced together through conversation about our families......Read More