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Participant Profile: Chiamaka Chukwu

Partnerships, Dragons Admin

Chiamaka was born in Enugu State, Nigeria, and immigrated to the United States when she was 11 years old in search of better educational opportunities and a more secure future. Ever since she was young she has always been invested in looking for......Read More

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Participant Profile: Grace Chen

Partnerships, Dragons Admin

Grace was born and grew up in a fairly young city, Shenzhen, which has only forty years of history and consists of people from all parts of China. This probably explains why she looks forward to places with strong cultural atmosphere. Studying in......Read More

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Participant Profile: Ann Yancey Bassett

Partnerships, Dragons Admin

Ann is from Winston Salem, North Carolina. In high school, she attended a boarding school in Delaware called St. Andrew’s. There, she began to understand what it’s like to live away from home and meet people from all over the country and world.......Read More

Tufts Civic Semester Peru

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Welcome to the Yak Board

Cara, Dragons Admin

Dear Fall 2019 Tufts Civic Semester Peru students, Welcome to your program’s Yak Board! You can think of your program’s Yak Board as an online group journal and virtual bulletin board. Pre-program, you will use the Yak Board to introduce......Read More

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Headed home!

LizW, Dragons Admin

The group has arrived at the airport, feeling good, a little sleepy and a little sad to go. They had some nice transference activities last night were sent them off with some warm empanadas. Buen viaje a todos!...Read More

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La Caleta Poem

All students, Participant

La Caleta La Caleta is a place that offers eye-opening experiences, Es amorosa, A place where a family comes together and amazing things happen.   La Caleta es bonita, Where the ocean is as blue as the sky, Where family lives in the place where......Read More

Nueva Dominican Republic

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Day 2 in La Caleta

Josh, Participant

Hello parents! Today (July 4th) is our second-to-last day, and while we are all very excited to see our families, we are still very sad to be leaving. As it is the last service day, we started by driving from our home stays to the beach where we......Read More

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Day 1 in La Caleta

Maya, Participant

Hi! Today (July 3) we had a slow morning and an afternoon full of introductions. Here is a recap: This morning, we ate breakfast at Hotel Colonial. Following breakfast, we had some reflection time before leaving for our road trip to Santo Domingo.......Read More

Nueva Dominican Republic

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Santiago Poem

All students, Participant

Santiago Santiago es muy, muy Ruidoso, It is humid. It is a place filled with interesting architecture, A jungle of buildings the color of the sun setting on the ocean. Es una ciudad con una historia muy interesante y complicada, A place with people......Read More

Nueva Dominican Republic

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Day 2 in Santiago: El Centro Leon, Spanish, Dance...

Sophia, Participant

Hi everyone! Today I (Sofia) have the pleasure of writing our yak for Tuesday, July 2, 2019, or Martes, dos de Julio del año 2019, as we have been learning in our Spanish classes the past two days. To my family, I know you have been waiting for......Read More

Nueva Dominican Republic

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Quotes from Santiago

Chelsea C Muir, Participant

We started out the day with a chill morning. I hope most of you received a nice call home! We ate breakfast and lunch at the hotel before heading to our Spanish class. There, we learned greetings, numbers, months, days of the week, and Dominican......Read More

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The Great Wall

Jessica Parker, Participant

On June 27, our last day in Beijing, we visited the Great Wall of China. We got to eat lunch and dinner with a local family who lived by the section we went to. The family’s father used to be a well known chef in Beijing who moved to this village......Read More

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Messages home

Taj, Participant

Today we started a new chapter in our Dominican Republic adventure. We said our good-byes to La Finca, and drove to Santiago. The car drive was roughly an hour and a half. We settled in our rooms at Hotel Colonial for a few minutes and then went......Read More