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We have arrived!

Watkinson dragons group!, Participant

Hello! The students and teachers have arrived and we are on our way to Amman!   The flight went well and the sun is shining. Updates coming soon!...Read More

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An Introduction

Youssef Amer, Participant

Hi everybody, I’m Youssef, a junior at Watkinson. I am incredibly excited to be leaving to Jordan today. For the past few months, I’ve been counting down the weeks until our departure. This past week has been crazy for me realizing that......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Jordan

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Introduction

Dawit Toomey, Participant

Hey I am Dawit, this my junior year and I am super excited to get emersed in the Jordanian culture. This just my second time outside the country and I am ready to make the most of it....Read More

WTBD Yaks from Jordan

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Introduction

Alina, Participant

Hi everyone this is Alina and I am a senior in Watkinson School. I am super excited about this trip. This will be my last trip with Watkinson and I hope we’ll have wonderful experience there....Read More

WTBD Yaks from Jordan

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Introduction

Allie Pistolessi, Participant

Hi everyone, I’m Allie Pistolessi, a Spanish teacher at Watkinson. When Matteo and Avery first approached me about chaperoning a trip to the Middle East, I never imagined that a year later I would be getting ready to go to Jordan for the......Read More

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Introduction

Avery Schmitz, Participant

Hey Everyone!     ! مرحبا I’m Avery, a 12th grader at Watkinson School. I’m absolutely thrilled to be boarding our flight for Jordan tomorrow! After working to bring this trip to fruition over the past two years, looking......Read More

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Hello

Jean Chen, Participant

Hi, this is Jean Chen. I haven’t been able to travel internationally (besides commuting between China and America) so I’m quite excited:)....Read More

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Introduction

Allison Vidovich, Participant

Hi, My name is Allison Vidovich and I am a senior at Watkinson School. I am excited for this trip and all that I will learn.  ...Read More

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Introducing Myself

Niyanna Allen, Participant

What’s up everyone! My name is Niyanna Allen, most people call me Niy but either or is fine with me. I’m a senior at Watkinson and from Hartford, CT. I believe that stories are very powerful and I love to tell them, usually through......Read More

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A few thoughts

David, Instructor

My name is David Kroch and I am a history teacher at Watkinson School in Hartford, Connecticut. Last summer my school sent me and my colleague, Allison Pistolessi, on a preliminary trip to explore Jordan, make connections, and begin designing a trip......Read More

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Looking forward

Kevin Witkow, Participant

Hello all, We hope you are all eagerly preparing, packing, and looking forward to our incumbent meeting and travels together. Mohammad and I are excited for your arrival, and looking forward to spending time with you all exploring Jordan, meeting......Read More

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First introduction?!

Kevin Witkow, Participant

Salaam friends! I write this excitedly from a cafe in Jebel el-Weibdeh, my old neighborhood in Amman. I am experiencing great nostalgia, excitement, and happiness being here, and am very much looking forward to sharing all of this with you. I’ve......Read More

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Dragons instructor

Mohammad Alabbadi, Participant

Hello Everyone, My name is Mohammad Alabbadi and I will be an instructor in the Watkinson program in Jordan 2019. I am Jordanian, I come from Amman and I can’t wait to show you how beautiful Jordan is! I will give you a brief history about......Read More

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Welcome To Your Watkinson Jordan Yak Board!

Liz W, Dragons Admin

Watkinson Students and Families, Welcome you to your Watkinson School and Where There Be Dragons Yak Board for our collaborative “Modern Identity in the Levant” program. In just over four weeks, you’ll bid farewell to home, and trade the......Read More