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WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Lawrenceville Morocco

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First Yak

João, Participant

Hi, I am João. I am in 11th grade at The Lawrenceville School, NJ. I am from Brazil, more specifically the Amazon. At Lawrenceville, I have played soccer and currently am a cross-country and track and field athlete. I enjoy physical activity......Read More

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Instructor Introduction

Badr Allouche, Instructor

Salamu Alaykum (Peace be upon you) السلام عليكم My name is Badr: It is Arabic for “full moon”. All Arabic names has meanings – pride, glory, peace, dreamy, beauty and more. Maybe you will pick one for yourself here in Morocco.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Lawrenceville Morocco

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Introduction

Hannah, Participant

Hi! I’m Hannah, a sophomore at the Lawrenceville School. I grew up in Morristown, New Jersey. At school I play volleyball and softball, and I’m involved in the art club, the outdoors club, and the board of the school’s photography publication.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Lawrenceville Morocco

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Introduction

Esha, Participant

Hi everybody! My name is Esha, and I’m a sophomore at the Lawrenceville School, a boarding school located in central New Jersey. However, my family and I are from Chicago, IL. Throughout the year, I play field hockey and softball, but I also......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Lawrenceville Morocco

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Initial Yak

Mikkel, Participant

Hi! My name is Mikkel, and I’m in 11th grade at The Lawrenceville School, and I’m originally from New Jersey as well. At Lawrenceville, I’ve participated in many community service events, even being a summer camp counselor for......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Lawrenceville Morocco

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First Yak!

Birney, Participant

Hi, I’m Birney and I’m in the ninth grade at Lawrenceville! On campus, I play squash, but my main extracurricular is writing for a SNLville, a student publication. I’m a member of both the Sports and Business Club and Religious......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Lawrenceville Morocco

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Introduction: Hadley

Hadley, Participant

Hey, My name is Hadley and I am a 9th grader at The Lawrenceville school, I row crew, fence, and play field hockey. I am also involved with our costume shop for productions on campus. I love participating in community service opportunities, and I......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Lawrenceville Morocco

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Introduction

Philip Han, Participant

Hello! I am currently in 10th Grade. Some of my interests are playing squash and music. I love socializing with friends and making new ones too. The only Muslim country I have been to is Malaysia, but that was when I was about as big as 7 iron. I......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Lawrenceville Morocco

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First Yak Post

Sydney, Participant

Hi, my name is Sydney! I’m a tenth grader from Ohio. At Lawrenceville, I love to play field and ice hockey, as well as singing in choir. I also participate in a couple clubs. Throughout my life, I’ve been exposed to a lot of different......Read More

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Introduction: Shino

Shino Marta Yoshen, Participant

Ahlan wa sahlan ya shabab (welcome students), My name is Shino, and I, along with Badr, will be your Dragons instructors for our June experience in Morocco. I know that you all know each other to some degree, probably sometimes quite well, but Badr......Read More

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Julio’s Introduction

Julio Louis, Instructor

Hello everyone, The countdown has started! I hope that you are doing well and are as excited as I am for this upcoming trip! I can’t wait to meet you and learn from everyone. My name is Julio and I have over ten years of experience......Read More

Nueva Dominican Republic

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Saludos a todos!

Chelsea Muir, Participant

Hello to everyone! My name is Chelsea, and I’ll be one of your instructors on the Dominican Republic course this summer. I lived in the Dominican Republic for a year and a half, working at an education nonprofit where I met my very good friend......Read More

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Welcome To Your Lawrenceville Morocco Yak Board!

LizW, Dragons Admin

Lawrenceville Students and Families, Welcome you to your Lawrenceville School and Where There Be Dragons Yak Board for our collaborative “Morocco: Threads of History” program. In just a couple of months, you’ll bid farewell to home, and trade......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Norfolk Academy China

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Why We Travel

Leo Kamer, Participant

“So travel, for many of us, is a quest for not just the unknown, but the unknowing”   I think that this sentence is particularly witty and interesting because of its truth. Pico Iyer says here that travel is a personal journey......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Norfolk Academy China

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Experience Outside Your Comfort Zone

Trey Mills, Participant

“We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves.” This quote from Pico Iyer’s essay, “Why We Travel”, is the most important to me because it describes what someone expects to get out of......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Norfolk Academy China

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Be a Traveler

Harrison, Participant

The difference between a tourist and traveler is quite clear. A tourist is a person who goes to a destination in order to say that they went there or to increase their social status. A traveler on the other hand goes to a destination in order to......Read More