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Returning home

Regina and Aditya, Instructor

This group has a long journey ahead of them but they are ready to face it! Thank you for giving us the space and time to show India through a traveler’s rather than a tourist’s eyes. Students may be exhausted when they come home and not......Read More

Nueva Dominican Republic

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La Finca Poem

All students, Participant

This poem was written collectively by our students on our last day at Finca la Protectora. –Chelsea La Finca La finca is a good representation of Dominican life, A home to people, plants and animals, A safe and supportive space, A welcoming......Read More

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Last Day at La Finca

Grady, Participant

Parents, Greetings from the Dominican Republic! Unfortunately, today was our last day at La Finca de Protectora and we decided to leave on a high note. After a hearty breakfast, we left for our beach day. We arrived at Playa Ensenada, where we put......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Thacher School India

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Reflection on Dharamsala

Will Harding, Participant

Dharamsala (or, more accurately, McLeod Ganj) was very different from the other parts of India we have seen.  The weather there is a pleasant 30 degrees cooler, Tibetan, rather than Hindi, was the predominant language, the beautiful Himalayas rise......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Thacher School India

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Teaching in India

Sarah DelVecchio, Participant

Greetings Folks, Yesterday we visited a local private school about 20 minutes away from Deer Park. The man who founded the school some 10 years ago (or so I understood), started with nothing but three borrowed chairs. Now the school consists of two......Read More

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Thacher in Bir

Victoria Gutierrez, Participant

Hello! I’m here with some updates/summary of our stay at Deer Park in Bir. We arrived at Bir on the 25th, settled into our rooms, and met Ashish, the leader of our Rural Immersion course. Our course consisted of three different activities;......Read More

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Day Four in the Dominican Republic

Riley, Participant

Today, we started off the day right by playing a fun game of dominos with some of the children from the nearby town. After breakfast, we packed our daypacks and filled up our water bottles in preparation for our next activity: picking up trash with......Read More

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Final Reflection

Shino, Instructor

Hello, I am writing this from JFK airport. The group has just left, some with parents and some on the bus back to Lawrenceville. I am waiting for my own ride and feeling a wash of gratitude for the two weeks I just got to share with this amazing......Read More

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Final days

Regina and Aditya, Instructor

We are on our last leg of our journey…we wake up to sounds of cows, dogs, birds and monks chanting while we are staying together at the Deerpark ashram. Bir is a Tibetan colony, land set aside by India to allow the refugees in exile a place to......Read More

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Greetings from our second day on the finca!

Lucy, Participant

We started off our day today with a delicious traditional Dominican breakfast of mangu and fruit grown on the farm. At the table, we shared our intentions for the day (most of them were to stay hydrated). We then set out on a hike to the top of the......Read More

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Rabat – A Day of History and Culture

Joao, Dragons Admin

After eating breakfast on the rooftop of the hotel, with a view of the ocean, our group quickly departed to meet something new; our day had tons of culture.  We went to the Chellah, a place where we got to see Roman ruins. Paraphrasing Badr, “It......Read More

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Hello from the Dominican Republic!

Grady, Participant

Dear Parents, Hello from the Dominican Republic! After a much-needed night of sleep, the group went to breakfast, where we tried a traditional Dominican breakfast. The meal included Mangu, (mashed plantains) fried cheese, (which is as good as it......Read More

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Final Destination: Rabat

Sydney, Dragons Admin

After almost 2 weeks of non-stop traveling and adventures, the MoRockStars have arrived at the last point: Rabat. This morning, I woke up to the sound of Birney’s alarm at 4:30am. Though it was not the most pleasant time to be up, we......Read More

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On their way to Finca La Protectora

Liz W, Dragons Admin

After a delicious breakfast, the group is now leaving for Finca La Protectora. They are going to have lunch there and do orientation activities, then do a hike around the farm and into the mountains to learn about sustainable ecotourism. From the......Read More

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Safely Arrived!

Liz W, Dragons Admin

The group has arrived in the Dominican Republic and are getting ready to head to bed at their hotel. Looking forward to hearing more updates soon!...Read More