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WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Haverford School Guatemala

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Bunch of Thoughts

Neetish Sharma, Participant

It’s the end of Day 3 in Guatemala. What do I think? How do I feel? Fulfilled, yet hungry for more. I’m simply beginning my journey here, and I’m already learning so much. Not only about the culture around me, but about life and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Haverford School Guatemala

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Guatemala Garrett

Garrett Johnson, Participant

Guatemala has been wild. i find myself forgetting how to say English words, I´´m out here with no phone, no camera, no internet, feeling free. I dont know if its a combination of not having a phone or all the things we do here, but time goes by......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Haverford School Guatemala

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A Collection of Individuality

Kenneth Pham, Participant

Recall the last time you travelled out of the state or country. What first comes to mind? The temperature? The food? The language? I stop my list there because next thing you were probably about to think of was the people, but why does that come to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Haverford School Guatemala

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Hacky Sack with Local Children

Andrew D'Arcangelo, Participant

Hello everyone! My name is Andrew, and I am a senior on this trip, as well as the only student that has never taken a spanish class. Excuse my grammar and spelling, as I am writing this on a computer in a internet cafe that thinks I am writing in......Read More

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Old City Scavenger Hunt

Callum, Participant

Navigating through the Old City has been equally amazing as it has been eye opening. The sprawling streets are interwoven with narrow alleys and sprinkled with stores selling unique wares. We felt especially interested in going into stores run by......Read More

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Hunt the Culture

Margaret, Participant

As apart of a Where There Be Dragons Partnership, we were given an opportunity to participate in a scavenger hunt across Chiang Mai to get a personal insight as to what Thai culture offers. Warned about the effects of “leakage,” or the phenomena......Read More

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Scavenger Hunt Around Chiang Mai

Ethan Miller & Chrissie Horacek, Participant

After 40 hours of travel, we finally got to experience Chiang Mai and its unique culture. Through a scavenger hunt around the old city, we visited 10 unique landmarks, mailed postcards to our moms, and got our first Thai massages! Through exploring......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Haverford School Guatemala

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Day 3

Jack, Participant

Hola. I’m Jack, and I am writing on the Yak Board for today. Today, some students woke up early to do mindfulness on a Lake Atitlán dock. Afterwards, everyone ate breakfast. We then went to the permaculture institute for a hike up a mountain,......Read More

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¡Hasta luego y buen viaje!

Raquel, Participant

Hola!! We said goodbye just now to the students and Mr. Caraballo and Ms. Shea. We hope that each of you young ladies continue travelling and getting to know new cultures and languages and share your experiences with those around you! Thanks to......Read More

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3 days in India

Michael & Hayden, Participant

Michael Berry’s YAK The last 3 days in India have been absolutely incredible. My dream… all my life, has been to play cricket in the cricketing nation of the world. We innovatively manufactured a cricket bat and bought a tennis ball in order to......Read More

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Second day in Guatemala

Austin, Participant

¡Hola! This is Austin writing. Today we learned about coffee and how it is made. We talked with someone who grew coffee beans and walked through the process, as well as sampling some mugs. We got to understand how coffee is a part of the culture......Read More

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Day 9 徐昊杰

Jason, Participant

After yet another exhausting day in Chengdu, we yet again have learned so much about the culture of China. With a usual start to the day, we ate a nice breakfast in the hotel and set out to a Buddhist temple, 文殊院 (Wenshu Temple). When we......Read More

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Day 8 周子诺

Anna , Participant

One of my most meaningful experiences today was a short conversation with an elderly man in人民公园 (aka. rénmíngōngyuán/ the People’s Park) of Chengdu. This was not because I practiced my Chinese or learned a new skill, but the......Read More

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Cruising by foot in Kumaon

Debi Goldman, Instructor

Amazing day 4 in Incredible India! SCHers are definitely top notch troopers. Today we did a 9 mile hike to Bajnath Temple. It was surprising because, as India goes, the terrain was tougher than described, a good 7 miles of downhill/uphill off road......Read More

Milton Dominican Republic

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Home stays

Kyara, Stephanie, Chloe, Participant

From our time in Santiago (March 19th): Hello everyone! I, Kyara, wanted to tell you a bit about our experience at our home stays and with our host moms. Yesterday night each pair arrived at their home stays. My host mom’s name is Lourdes and......Read More