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Transference Poems

Dieter & Pei, Participant

During our final reflection ceremony—what we call Transference at Dragons—students were asked to work in groups to select 30 words that describe their experience in Taiwan. After sharing, students narrowed their lists down to 10 words and then......Read More

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New Year’s Eve

Moira, Participant

Today we woke up around 7:00 to the smell of wonderful breakfast: sandwiches prepared by our host mother. After breakfast we headed to the boy’s house for morning check-in. Since all of us were very tired, Trevor suggested we play Ninja. After an......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Urban School China/Taiwan

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Last Day in Yilan

Ruby, Participant

We started out the day with a late morning because of our New Years fun with sparklers the night before. Then we had breakfast and went with Ye Ye to work in the garden and cut sugar cane. We then took the fresh sugar cane and made it into juice......Read More

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12.30.19

Madeleine, Participant

Today we engaged with the tribes culture and stories. We started the day with breakfast with our host families and then moved on make bracelets. We started by choosing  one colorful bead with a meaning based on its design. Then, using knots we......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Urban School China/Taiwan

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December 29th

Sarah, Participant

We started the day by eating a scrumptious breakfast with our host families, and then hung out at the activity center with the village kids. It was a rainy day, and they gave us disposable yellow ponchos so that we wouldn’t get soaked. We then......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Urban School China/Taiwan

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First Day With Host Families

Ella, Participant

(27th) Our first day with our host families was filled with food, games, and dancing. After an early breakfast, we headed to the activity center to meet up with some of the village teenagers. They took us on tour of their town where we collected......Read More

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Arriving in Taitung!

Isabel, Participant

After packing and going to bed early on the 27th, we woke up even earlier the next morning to catch a train from Taipei to Taitung. During the five hour train ride, we napped, snacked on delicious breakfast rolls from the hotel, and enjoyed the view......Read More

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LAST DAY IN...

Vargas, Participant

Hello. We are back on. Going back in time to December 27th, our last day in Taipei. We spent the day being SUPER tourists hitting up all the best spots to see the last bits of the city. We spent the first half of the day at the national palace......Read More

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First Day in Zhen Xi Bao

Kiley, Participant

MG and I woke up in our homestay around 7:30 AM, went out into the kitchen to eat some fruit and then went outside to watch the dogs run around. Next, we sat and talked with our homestay parents around the fire they created. We bonded and learned a......Read More

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Tie Dye in Yilan

Jack, Participant

We had an early start to the day. Before the crack of dawn, the chickens, a rooster, and a turkey had already eaten breakfast and were singing their morning chorus. Coincidently, as we went over how we felt physically and mentally during morning......Read More

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Arrival in Yilan

Katherine, Participant

After taking a very crowded MRT ride, we got onto a bus and officially left Taipei, heading for our first homestay in Yilan. The bus ride had incredible views that showed small pockets of houses and manmade structures peeking through the dense......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Urban School China/Taiwan

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Day 7

Alyson Ling, Participant

Today marked the last day of the first week of our trip. First, we went to the Wang Tea Factory and got to see how tea leaves are produced in both the old fashioned way and in the modern way. We also got to try oolong tea and purchase our own tea......Read More

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Yingge & Sanxia

George, Participant

Today gave us a substantial taste of the deep-rooted ceramic culture of Taiwan. After a quick breakfast we began our journey by jumping between a series of brief train rides until we reached the town we had set out to explore. One thing I believe we......Read More