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WTBD Yaks from Thailand

Appleby College Thailand

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belated reflection

"Liv and Charlie", Participant

…for day 6 we did something I had never thought I would see. We all visited an animal hospital. not just any animal hospital but one for the elephants. When we arrived we were greeted by a staff member who took us into a room. We watched an......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Thailand

Appleby College Thailand

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Perspectives…

Lauren Origoni, Participant

Perspective is something not taught but experienced through learning the stories of others and fully immersing ones self in a culture shift or lifestyle change. Now, over halfway through our trip, I can confidently say my perspective on a range from......Read More

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Our First night @ Huai Hin Lad Nai Homestay,...

Ramphai Noikaew, Instructor

Winter is coming. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine cold in tropical countries like Thailand when you come from snowy countries like Canada. Our trip has been amazing so far, leaving such a cool city like Chiangmai and heading up north 3 hours......Read More

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Perception and Reflection

BRIANA TRUONG, Participant

From the busy, bustling life as students in Oakville, Canada, to the more purposeful, intentional interactions as observers and learners of Thai culture, over these past 8 days I have observed a great shift in perspective, not only for the students......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Thailand

Appleby College Thailand

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Human Ecology

Gregory Pettys, Instructor

The past few days have found us diving head first into the often overlooked reality that the world in which we now inhabit is not simply made from a few handful of stories, but countless complex worldviews that spin a colorful web of possible......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Thailand

Appleby College Thailand

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First days in Chiang Mai

Liz W, Dragons Admin

The group has arrived in Chiang Mai and settled in at INA House, run by the Akha, an ethnic group who live in and around Northern Thailand. Last night they had a discussion with some of the Akha about indigenous land rights, migration, and human......Read More

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Chao chao! – Students through Security in...

Teto, Mónica y Raquel, Instructor

NOTE TO FRIENDS AND FAMILIES: All students are now through security at the Cusco airport. As we leave the Sacred Valley, we notice the valley floor is greener, the rainy season is here. On September 1st when we met Claire, Isabelle, Yong Quan,......Read More

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Touchdown Bangkok

Gregory Pettys, Instructor

Our students touched down safely into the famed Southeast Asian metropolis of Bangkok at high noon, with surprisingly high energy. As such, after a brief tour de force through the outskirts of town via we reached our hotel and dove right into......Read More

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Welcome Dinner

Greg and Ramphai, Instructor

Here are some photos from the group’s welcome dinner featuring traditional foods from Central Thailand from the previous king’s head chef’s recipes! Sooooo yummy!...Read More

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A Love Letter to Perú

Abi Wool, Participant

Yak of the Week

Dear Perú, I’m sitting here trying to figure out what I could possibly say that could express what you’ve meant to me over the past three months and I’m drawing a blank. If you’d told me a year ago that I’d be here in this situation, I......Read More

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The Group Has Arrived!

Liz W, Dragons Admin

They are currently resting and recovering from their long journey after being welcomed to Thailand! Stay tuned for more updates throughout their travels....Read More

Tufts Civic Semester Peru

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Notes about return travel 

Cara, Dragons Admin

Dear Family and Friends,  It’s hard to believe that almost 14 weeks have passed since the Civic Semester students embarked on their journey to Peru! It won’t be long until students will be boarding their planes back home. We are sure you are......Read More

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Leaving for home!

Hector 'Teto' Morales, Participant

Leaving home is always a hard process. Finding a new place is even harder. For me, home is the definition of family, the place in which you can find yourself. Since we got here, Peru have received us with arms wide open. The Sacred Valley has been......Read More

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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