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WTBD Yaks from China

Haverford China

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Hello from Nina!

Nina LaFerla, Participant

Dear Students, Families, and Teachers at Haverford, Hello from beautiful Asheville, NC!  I’m Nina LaFerla, and it’s my great honor to serve as your instructor and guide for our journey this summer.  I work as a teacher of history at......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Thacher School India

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My unknown India

Sarah Delvecchio, Participant

In response to Regina’s question about ‘why India,’ and what’s a possible connection to some who have made India their home, I come from a long family tradition of diaspora. On my grandfather’s side we are Ashkenazi......Read More

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Orientation

Arin and Sarah, Participant

Hello All, The 2019 Global Trip to Bolivia has successfully settled in Sucre. After a long day and a half of travel, the picturesque aritumayu is the perfect place to decompress. Additionally, the bus ride here gave us the most gorgeous perspective......Read More

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Welcome To Your Haverford China Yak Board!

LizW, Dragons Admin

Haverford Students and Families, Welcome you to your Haverford School and Where There Be Dragons Yak Board for our collaborative “China: Culture and Environment” program. In just a couple of weeks, you’ll bid farewell to home, and trade the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

HIES Bolivia

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The arrival

Chris, Dragons Admin

After nearly 24 hours in motion we arrived at our first stop, an eco tourism guesthouse in Aritumayu. We could not imagine a more beautiful place to rest after all that travel. It is nestled on a hill over a river, which runs a semi-circle around......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Thacher School India

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A few things to pack, and not pack

Regina Kruglyak, Instructor

Hi Dragons!   As I pack my bag (I am moving out of my house, will explain when we meet, so I have to pack sooner!) I wanted to let you know a few things I bring anywhere I go: Rain jacket towel headlamp 1 warm layer- I am bringing a small puffy......Read More

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All is well!

LizW, Dragons Admin

The group has arrived to Aritumayu where they have begun their orientation.  Stay tuned for a more detailed update later!...Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

HIES Bolivia

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On our way to Sucre

Simon, Dragons Admin

Our group has landed, cleared customs and immigrations and made their transfer to Sucre. We’ll post another update once they’ve landed in their final destination....Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

Norfolk Academy China

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New Views

Jack, Participant

“Yet for me the first great joy of traveling is simply the luxury of leaving all my beliefs and certainties at home, and seeing everything I thought I knew in a different light, and from a crooked angle.” This quote from Pico......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Thacher School India

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Can’t Wait!

Jake, Participant

Dear Regina and Aditya: Sarah and I are so thrilled that our great adventure begins in only two weeks. We are wrapping up our responsibilities at Thacher this week, with graduation on Saturday, so it is all beginning to seem very real now. I want to......Read More

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Hello and a request!

Regina Kruglyak, Participant

Dear Dragons Students, I am sitting on my deck drinking coffee thinking about the days I have spent in India and how excited I am to explore it once again with you all. I have spent about a year in India spread out over multiple adventures. My......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Lawrenceville Morocco

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First Yak

João, Participant

Hi, I am João. I am in 11th grade at The Lawrenceville School, NJ. I am from Brazil, more specifically the Amazon. At Lawrenceville, I have played soccer and currently am a cross-country and track and field athlete. I enjoy physical activity......Read More

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Instructor Introduction

Badr Allouche, Instructor

Salamu Alaykum (Peace be upon you) السلام عليكم My name is Badr: It is Arabic for “full moon”. All Arabic names has meanings – pride, glory, peace, dreamy, beauty and more. Maybe you will pick one for yourself here in Morocco.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Lawrenceville Morocco

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Introduction

Hannah, Participant

Hi! I’m Hannah, a sophomore at the Lawrenceville School. I grew up in Morristown, New Jersey. At school I play volleyball and softball, and I’m involved in the art club, the outdoors club, and the board of the school’s photography publication.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Lawrenceville Morocco

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Introduction

Esha, Participant

Hi everybody! My name is Esha, and I’m a sophomore at the Lawrenceville School, a boarding school located in central New Jersey. However, my family and I are from Chicago, IL. Throughout the year, I play field hockey and softball, but I also......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Lawrenceville Morocco

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Initial Yak

Mikkel, Participant

Hi! My name is Mikkel, and I’m in 11th grade at The Lawrenceville School, and I’m originally from New Jersey as well. At Lawrenceville, I’ve participated in many community service events, even being a summer camp counselor for......Read More