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Nueva Dominican Republic

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Introduction

Maya, Participant

Hi, my name is Maya, and I’m going into 8th grade at Bayside STEM Academy after the summer. During my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, watching YouTube, and playing tennis. This trip interested me because it seemed like a very......Read More

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Introduction

Riley, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Riley and I am a student at the Nueva school. Next year I will be a freshman, along with Kayla. I’m so excited to go on this trip because I have heard really good things about last years trip, and the itinerary sounds so......Read More

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Late night dancing

Graham Webb, Participant

My home stay in Nanyao village was so incredible it would take to long to describe all of the wonderful experiences I had while a part of my homestay family. One moment in particular though describes the entire trip. That moment was during the last......Read More

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Naxi homestay

Franklin Wetmore, Participant

I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Nanyao village with my home stay family. I felt that I was of great help to them, and I feel that I came to understand their culture more than I already been briefed on. Our instructors has warned us that the Naxi......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Thacher School India

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6/22/19 Activities

Victoria Gutierrez & Joi Sonime, Participant

Hello parents and friends! Today we were given a tour around the Dolma Ling Nunnery. We were able to see into the lives of Buddhists nuns and learn about how they are progressing their educational opportunities and their incredible sustainability......Read More

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Naxi homestay

Allie Kapuchuck, Participant

We drove up those narrow roads that would make your stomach drop at every turn. Arriving at the base house where the teachers would be staying, we met a member of our host family to show us where we would be staying. An old man, with a cigarette......Read More

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Naxi homestay

Michela Jones, Participant

My experience in the Nanyao village was absolutely incredible. The connection I had with my host grandmother was something special. When I first arrived at her house, I attempted to ask where I could go use the bathroom. However, she thought the way......Read More

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Tourism in Lijiang

Michela Jones, Participant

After leaving our Nanyao homestay families, we traveled to explore the streets of Lijiang. We did a culture lesson that consisted of all of us being put into groups and given an article. All of the articles were about how the old town of Lijiang is......Read More

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Student Updates – From Teachers

Stella, Stephen, Devondra, Shino and Badr, Dragons Admin

It is our last night in Azrou and students are spending their final evening with host families. Tonight we had a final party where students and families talked about what they learned in their days together and had the opportunity to formally thank......Read More

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Introduction

Kayla, Participant

Hi Everyone! My name is Kayla and I’m going to be a 9th grader at Nueva. I’m really excited to be going to the DR and hope to get to know everyone in the group better. I chose to go on this trip because I had heard about the dragons......Read More

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Culture shock

Blake Brown, Participant

As soon as I walked through the gates of my homestay family’s house, I quickly felt the culture shock. This new way of living presented itself in many forms. Transitioning from never owning a pet to living with a dog, cats, multiple chickens, and......Read More

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Reflections of a Lawrentian in Morocco

Phil, Dragons Admin

Life at Lawrenceville is truly rhythmic. Wake up. Class. Consultation. Lunch. Class again. Athletics. Arts. Chill. Dinner. Socialize. Study Hall. Feed maybe. Sleep… Every day is part of a six cycle that you constantly become more ingrained into.......Read More

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Naxi homestay

Harrison Summers, Participant

My home stay with my Naxi family was very fun however it was also very challenging. I had a blast doing everything from playing basketball, working in the fields and even watching Game of Thrones in Chinese. These were all very fun however the best......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Thacher School India

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough . . .

Jake, Participant

After a very pleasant afternoon rain here in Dharamshala, the sky to the north cleared and we had a dramatic view of the two snow-covered peaks that signal the beginning of the Himalayas between India and Tibet. After hearing from one of the......Read More

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Arrived in Dali

Caleb Cannon, Participant

Today we traveled from our village homestay in Kunming to a hotel in Dali. The day started with a brutal 5:30 wake up, followed by a 6:30 bus ride. This bus took us from our village to the Kunming train station. Once we passed security and bought......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Thacher School India

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Delhi for the Day

Will Harding, Participant

Between our stints Varanasi and Dharmsala, we returned to Delhi for a quick eleven hours.  We came back to our now familiar YWCA Hostel for lunch and a place to leave our bags and rest, if needed.  We were then free to do whatever we wished in the......Read More