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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

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HOLA, GUATEMALA

I TEAM, Participant

What a great first day it was (although the 3:30 wake up call was a little tricky)!!  We participated in some orientation activities when we arrived at the hostel in Antigua, and then we hit the town.  After walking around and checking out a......Read More

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Dance classes with Marisol

Eva, Participant

Dance Class with Marisol This week, each day we have had an hour and a half dance class in the afternoons. we are learning merengue and bachata — two styles that are a huge part of the Dominican culture. Monday and Tuesday, we learned the basics......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Riverdale China

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Food, Hospitality, and Pineapple!

Kevin Pepin 徐昊然, Participant

My father grew up on the island of Puerto Rico until he was a teenager, when he then moved to New York. He has told me stories about his misadventures in his hometown of Naranjito, a small mountain town. Some of those include drowning a duck,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Riverdale China

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My Homestay

Ben Seklir 沈杰明, Participant

Ben Seklir 沈杰明 My homestay family in 临石(Linshi), Chengdu had a profound impact on myself because by embracing me with open arms, they have allowed me to become more comfortable in China and in my Chinese speaking ability. ......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Riverdale China

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Lin-Shi

Joshua Kombet 谢雨泽, Participant

Never before had I realized our profound indulgence in excess. Within the palm of our hands we hold endless opportunity yet are infinitely confined to the comfort our lives and foolishly fear change. Cruising amidst Beijing’s greyish clouds we......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Springside Chestnut Hill India

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Happy Holi!

Leslie, Participant

Happy Holi everyone! Today (the 21st of March) was India’s annual Holi celebration. Our group got the amazing opportunity to participate in this holiday and meet some really amazing people at the same time! We woke up bright and early to views of......Read More

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Goodbye Watkinson !

Kevin and Mohammad, Participant

We just saw off the Watkinson students and teachers at the airport. It was a sad goodbye, but we know that we all leave with many memories, new friends, and inshallah we will meet again the future. Safe travels Watkinson, and thank you for......Read More

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Instruments and dance

Raquel, Participant

Enjoy some photos of our activities that last few days learning about some instruments and dance steps for the bachata and merengue. The intruments used are the güira, tambora (drum), and accordion....Read More

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Living my best life!

Sena Adin, Participant

Let’s get this Naan! So far this has been a great life changing experience. It has been a lot of traveling, but for me it has been: Eat, Sleep, Travel, Repeat for the past day or so. I was delighted to end my first night in a hotel bed in my room......Read More