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Hola Hola Peruvian Dragons! From your instructor...

Hector 'Teto' Morales, Instructor

Hola Hola Peruvian Dragons! My name is Hector Morales, A.K.A. “Teto” I’m writing this introduction in the place where I was born, Xela, in the highlands of Guatemala. There is no place like the highlands. Being so close to the sky gives you a......Read More

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Hola Hola! Dragons Instructor Introduction

Mónica (Móni) Macal , Instructor

Hello everyone! I hope you are very well, preparing for this experience full of multicultural diversity, valleys, mountains, archaeological complexes, gastronomy, nature reserves, music, dance and MORE !!! I am Monica and together with Raquel Y Teto......Read More

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Welcome from one of your Dragons Instructors

Raquel Wigginton, Instructor

¡Hola a tod@s! I was contemplating what to say to you all in this letter of intro and finally what I can share is my present moment. Les escribo de las montañas del noroeste de Guatemala. Aquí en los atardeceres las nubes bajan a rozar las......Read More

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Participant Profile: Waideen Wright

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Waideen was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She graduated from College Academy at Broward College, simultaneously earning her high school diploma and Associate of Arts degree at the end of senior year. Throughout her high school/early......Read More

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Participant Profile: Isabelle Woollacott

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Isabelle grew up in a small town along the coast of Maine, where she was able to build an appreciation for her community and the natural world. In her own town, she developed a passion for learning about different cultures, the Spanish language,......Read More

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Participant Profile: Abi Wool

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Abi Wool is from Portsmouth, New Hampshire and has lived there her whole life, so she’s incredibly excited to experience a completely different way of life this fall! Throughout high school she did a lot of theater and music and held many......Read More

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Participant Profile: Yong Quan Tan

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Yong Quan comes from the sunny island of Singapore with a passion for international affairs, cultural research and community service. Throughout high school he developed his interests in global issues, economics, and dabbled a little into poetry.......Read More

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Participant Profile: Olympia Swaby

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Olympia is from Bowie, Maryland and attended the Field School in Washington D.C. Growing up in her father’s office, she had the opportunity to be exposed to the healthcare system at a young age and examine the difficulty of starting a......Read More

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Participant Profile: Victoria Rose

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As an International Baccalaureate graduate from Madison Country Day School in Wisconsin, Victoria will kick-off her first semester at Tufts University in Urubamba, Peru. Having spent most of her childhood overseas moving from Uganda to Indonesia to......Read More

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Participant Profile: Austen Money

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Austen has lived in South Carolina for most of her life, and is beyond excited to explore Peru for several months! She is an artist who likes to research history and the natural world to find inspiration for her sculptures and paintings. Outside of......Read More

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Participant Profile: Claire Ji

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Yujie “Claire” Ji is originally from Shenzhen, China but attended an all-girl’s boarding school in the United States. At school, she heavily invested in her leadership roles as a president of the Asian Student Alliance, a chief......Read More

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Participant Profile: Jason Curran

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On summer nights and on the way to class, at weddings and at funerals, if there is music playing you’ll find Jason dancing. It has always been Jason’s niche; he’s explored hip hop, ballet, contemporary, and (briefly) tap. He......Read More

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Participant Profile: Chiamaka Chukwu

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Chiamaka was born in Enugu State, Nigeria, and immigrated to the United States when she was 11 years old in search of better educational opportunities and a more secure future. Ever since she was young she has always been invested in looking for......Read More

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Participant Profile: Grace Chen

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Grace was born and grew up in a fairly young city, Shenzhen, which has only forty years of history and consists of people from all parts of China. This probably explains why she looks forward to places with strong cultural atmosphere. Studying in......Read More

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Participant Profile: Ann Yancey Bassett

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Ann is from Winston Salem, North Carolina. In high school, she attended a boarding school in Delaware called St. Andrew’s. There, she began to understand what it’s like to live away from home and meet people from all over the country and world.......Read More