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Meknes to Azrou

Joao, Dragons Admin

The plan for today was to wake up at 06:45 am, and so we did. Syd, the Magana (alarm clock), promptly showed up at the boys’ room at the planned time. We showered, packed our bags, and were ready one hour after waking up. Then, we had......Read More

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Trip to Meknes

Hadley, Dragons Admin

Today we journeyed from Moulay Idriss Zerhoun to Meknes. In the morning, we gathered together to share a moment of silence before we started our day. This action was one of our five pillars of dragons that we made yesterday and modeled after the......Read More

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What is development?

Regina Kruglyak, Participant

What is development? We asked the students to ponder this very question.  As we drove around the ancient city in our tuk tuks,  And as we walked along the ghats, and as we floated in the Ganga, and as we explored Banaras University, this was the......Read More

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Arrived to Damoyu

Andrew Poolman, Participant

After an early morning wake up and departure from Beijing airport, we touched down safely in Kunming and made our way to the village of Damoyu. A gaggle of happy homestay moms were very excited to welcome their guests into their homes in this......Read More

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The Golden Rule

Harrison Summers, Participant

Today we met our Where There Be Dragons instructors, Mark and Ming. After a fun day of introductions after a plane ride we all had dinner together. Mark and Ming were very kind and showed us how we could be culturally aware and practice the dinner......Read More

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Respect

Alexandra Kerr, Participant

We participated in a lot of activities today, but they primarily centered around the idea of respect; which I think is definitely something that we are very good about in America, but everything is totally different in China. In visiting the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Thacher School India

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Why should you go to India/ Why should you not go...

Dechen Lama, Vicky Gutierrez, Participant

India is a place rich with culture, and the people who populate it have very busy lives. Traveling in India allows us to understand the lives of the Indian people and fully immerse ourselves into the culture. The streets are full of beautiful......Read More

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Global scholars

Franklin Wetmore, Participant

What a day this was! Our day was full of many activities including playing soccer and eating pizza to name a few. However, what stood out to me was our tour of Tsinghua University’s Schwarzman College. It is an incredibly prestigious college, and......Read More

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First full day

Mikkel, Dragons Admin

Greetings, or, as I have recently learned, S-Salamu 3alykum. Over the course of our first two days in our hotel, Riad Hannaoui, in Moulay Idriss Zerhoun, Morocco, we’ve had a lot of experiences, ones that we’ll never forget. First off, today I......Read More

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Orientation in full swing

Shino, Badr, Devondra, Stephen and Stella, Instructor

This morning, after a delicious traditional Moroccan breakfast, we did sessions about comfort zones, risk management, Moroccan culture, and Arabic language. Students have mastered introducing themselves in Arabic already! After lunch, we will head......Read More

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Last day in Beijing

Andrew Poolman, Dragons Admin

The Haverford boys enjoyed their homestay with their new friends from Beijing #35. This afternoon we learned some calligraphy and Tai-chi. We’re on our way to Kunming early tomorrow morning....Read More

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Gracias!

Luis and Itzá, Instructor

Hello families, it’s been a true pleasure to spend the last weeks with the HIES group here in Bolivia. We’re happy to say that the group has made it through security and are en route to the US. For us as instructors is very gratifying to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Thacher School India

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Varanasi is an adventure

Anna, Kennedy, Daisy, Chisom, Participant

Varanasi is a hectic and HOT place! Walking across the street is an adventure in itself and you never know what you’re going to see or come across. For example, many times we turned the corner and ran into small herds of cows and water......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Thacher School India

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Varanasi is hectic

Molly, Dechen, Saga, Lizbeth, Participant

Varanasi is hectic, with bustling streets that are filled with tuktuks and cows. There are vibrant colors on every building, along with fun ads and friendly faces in each little shop. The hotel is beautiful, with pink walls and a view of the Ganges.......Read More

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Varanasi is wild and full of life

Will, Vicky, Keira and Joy, Dragons Admin

Varanasi is wild and full of life. We’ve been wandering around the city (in intense heat) unsuccessfully attempting to complete our scavenger hunt. Everywhere we walk, there are cows and smells of cow manure. Many times we have encountered......Read More