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first yak!

Isabel Sheppard, Participant

你好👋 My name is Isabel and I’ve lived in the same house in San Francisco for my entire life. I’m excited to travel across the world and experience a country I’ve never been to before. I rarely get the chance to fly......Read More

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About me

Sofia Marquez-Gomez, Participant

My name is Sofia. I have lived in San Francisco for all of my life. I am excited for this trip because I have never been to Asia and don’t know a lot about Chinese culture. Some hobbies/interests I have are playing the guitar, piano, I like......Read More

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Yak

Ruby Jagel, Participant

你好!I’m Ruby. I’ve beeing in the same house in sf my whole life. I’m really excited to explore China and experience living there because the culture and customs are so far from what I’m used to. I am a dancer, I enjoy......Read More

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大家好

madeleine (梅林), Participant

hi! im madeleine or 梅林. im 16 and a junior. i was born in connecticut, raised in virginia, and moved to different areas of california when i was 10. im really excited for this trip to connect to my heritage. my favorite hobbies include: drawing,......Read More

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你好

Jamon Stone, Participant

Who are you? Jamon Stone Where did you grow up? Boston/The Bay Area Where are you now? The Bay Area What about this upcoming course intrigues or excites you? Staying with a host family What are your hobbies/interests? Writing, movies, books, video......Read More

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Our (simplified) itinerary!

Marcus Larsen-Strecker, Instructor

12/19-12/24 We will orient ourselves to our time in China and to our course expectations before exploring Shanghai (Shikumen architecture, the Bund, the French Concession, among other sites!) with a day trip to Suzhou and a silk factory there.......Read More

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你好

Natalia, Participant

my name is natalia and I’m a junior. i live in san francisco with my family and grandparents....Read More

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Homestay gift ideas!

Marcus Larsen-Strecker, Instructor

During our course together we will be staying in a rural homestay in southern Taiwan in Taitung county. In China and Taiwan, it’s customary with many peoples to give gifts. This is a great opportunity to show appreciation for the hospitality we......Read More

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Hello from Marcus!

Marcus Larsen-Strecker, Participant

Hello everyone, Marcus here!   I will be one of your instructors during your upcoming course in China and Taiwan, and I am greatly looking forward to meeting each of you and to embarking on our journey together! As our time together approaches,......Read More

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Intro to everyone!

Tindy Chen, Instructor

Hi everyone: It’s Tindy Chen here, I’m chilling at my family’s house in Foshan, southern China, the weather has been great, sunny and warm, topical Guangdong winter. This is my second year with Dragons, I have worked with a......Read More

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Welcome!

Partnerships, Dragons Admin

Greetings, Urban School! It’s exciting to introduce you all to the Urban and Where There Be Dragons Yak Board for the upcoming Taiwan/China course, “The Birth of Modern China: Culture, History, Memory”! It may seem like the fall......Read More