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Bff

Tin, Participant

I go by Ben and Tin. You can decide. I lived in Vietnam until I was 8. For all of my time in the US, I have lived in the same neighborhood. I am the most excited about the night markets and the food. I am also ready to just learn as much as I can......Read More

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first yak!

Isabel Sheppard, Participant

你好👋 My name is Isabel and I’ve lived in the same house in San Francisco for my entire life. I’m excited to travel across the world and experience a country I’ve never been to before. I rarely get the chance to fly......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Urban School China/Taiwan

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About me

Sofia Marquez-Gomez, Participant

My name is Sofia. I have lived in San Francisco for all of my life. I am excited for this trip because I have never been to Asia and don’t know a lot about Chinese culture. Some hobbies/interests I have are playing the guitar, piano, I like......Read More

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Hello from TaiPEI!

Pei, Instructor

Nihao 你好! Dear Springside Chestnut Hill Family, I’m your cosmic instructor Pei (some friends call me E.T.). I’m so excited for our upcoming adventure together! I’m writing to you from my home in New Taipei City, as I prepare for our......Read More

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Yak

Ruby Jagel, Participant

你好!I’m Ruby. I’ve beeing in the same house in sf my whole life. I’m really excited to explore China and experience living there because the culture and customs are so far from what I’m used to. I am a dancer, I enjoy......Read More

Taiwan Travel Experiential Education

Springside Chestnut Hill Taiwan

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Dieter’s Introduction

Dieter Mackenbach, Instructor

I’ll be one of your instructors during your upcoming course in Taiwan. I’d love to hear a little bit about all of you but will start with a brief introduction: I grew up in Long Beach, California until I was 14 and then moved to Redondo Beach......Read More

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大家好

madeleine (梅林), Participant

hi! im madeleine or 梅林. im 16 and a junior. i was born in connecticut, raised in virginia, and moved to different areas of california when i was 10. im really excited for this trip to connect to my heritage. my favorite hobbies include: drawing,......Read More

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你好

Jamon Stone, Participant

Who are you? Jamon Stone Where did you grow up? Boston/The Bay Area Where are you now? The Bay Area What about this upcoming course intrigues or excites you? Staying with a host family What are your hobbies/interests? Writing, movies, books, video......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Thailand

Appleby College Thailand

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day 10

Christie Wong, Participant

Day 10 Today is the first full day in the Karen village of Hua Hin Lad Nai. The night and the morning is very cold. Many of us cannot sleep well because of it. However, Ramphai went to town to buy the clothes, hats, socks, etc that we forgot to......Read More

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Respect, Appreciation, Mindfulness

BRIANA TRUONG, Participant

Respect – so many vantage points. Respect for ourselves. Respect for our elders. Respect for our peers and acquaintances. Respect for our family. Respect for the earth. Respect for nature and its creatures and creations. Respect for being.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Urban School China/Taiwan

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Our (simplified) itinerary!

Marcus Larsen-Strecker, Instructor

12/19-12/24 We will orient ourselves to our time in China and to our course expectations before exploring Shanghai (Shikumen architecture, the Bund, the French Concession, among other sites!) with a day trip to Suzhou and a silk factory there.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Urban School China/Taiwan

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你好

Natalia, Participant

my name is natalia and I’m a junior. i live in san francisco with my family and grandparents....Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Urban School China/Taiwan

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Homestay gift ideas!

Marcus Larsen-Strecker, Instructor

During our course together we will be staying in a rural homestay in southern Taiwan in Taitung county. In China and Taiwan, it’s customary with many peoples to give gifts. This is a great opportunity to show appreciation for the hospitality we......Read More

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Hello from Marcus!

Marcus Larsen-Strecker, Participant

Hello everyone, Marcus here!   I will be one of your instructors during your upcoming course in China and Taiwan, and I am greatly looking forward to meeting each of you and to embarking on our journey together! As our time together approaches,......Read More

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Intro to everyone!

Tindy Chen, Instructor

Hi everyone: It’s Tindy Chen here, I’m chilling at my family’s house in Foshan, southern China, the weather has been great, sunny and warm, topical Guangdong winter. This is my second year with Dragons, I have worked with a......Read More