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WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group A

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Villa Carmen & the Amazon!!!!

Bella, Participant

Hola!! 🙂 We are currently finishing up our time in the Amazon. For the past three nights, we stayed at a beautiful ecological research center called Villa Carmen. Tomorrow we are heading back to higher elevation before beginning our trek to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Decolonisation des corps – Teatro Trono

natacha, Participant

Je suis conolisée, tu es conolisé, nous sommes conolisés comme le fut les Ameriques notre corps est conolisés par notre tête. Notre chemin est déterminé et nos choix choisit d´avances sans notre consentemment et des la naissance. Nous sommes......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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The Struggle

Megan Murphy, Participant

Yak of the Week

Before I came to Bolivia, I was determined to put my experience in a historical and political context that I could cleanly understand. One of my teachers from school had seen me at his open summer classes and, upon learning I was going to Bolivia,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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ISP Experience

Sophie, Participant

Yak of the Week

My favorite part of our 10 day Tiquipaya homestay were the 4 afternoons I spent working on my Independent Study Project, graffiti. It transformed my mindset. It may sound a little depressing, but my art is one of the few things I pride myself in and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Differences Between Homestays

Drew J Katigbak, Participant

As we proceed to finish our journey through Bolivia, we are facing some differences and similarities between our homestay in Tiquipaya and El Alto. In Tiquipaya, I stayed in a small house with 2 parents, 3 teenagers, and 1 energetic 5 year old.......Read More

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Arriba El Alto

Jacob, Participant

When I awoke on Wednesday morning I was on an overnight bus, and my lips had chapped and split. That was how I knew we had arrived, after a long ascent, to El Alto. After a freezing taxi ride we arrived at the COMPA house (comunidad de productores......Read More

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ISP – Weaving

Grace Levey, Participant

Hi again!  I am now in El Alto with my second home stay family, who is also amazing.  But in this post I want to focus on my independent study project that I completed while staying with my first family in Tiquipaya.  There were many options to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Reflection On Tiquipaya Homestay

Penelope, Participant

My family had warmed up to me immensely from the first time I arrived to our last days together. I was always overwhelmed with joy when I would walk into the kitchen and be greeted with a Piñalosa (my nickname). At first Jesse (my homestay sister)......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Plantas Medicinales y Ceramicas

Anna, Participant

Hello freinds and family, I am currently writing from an internet cafe in El Alto. We are certainly feeling the altitude and I´m having some nostalgia for brisk New England winters as its a bit chilly over here. We recently finished our Individual......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: The Silk Road

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Turpan to Kashgar Update

Melanie Leider, Participant

Hello! We are currently in transit, getting hyped for a fun-filled, adventurous fifteen hour train ride to Kashgar. The story of Turpan is still sinking in and will take time to process. We are excited for the next chapter and are eager for......Read More

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ISP

Felipe Auriemo, Participant

1518, the spaniards invaded and took over Guatemala. Took over the country that once belonged to the Maya people, disregarding their own achievements and forcing their beliefs and culture into their lives. We only talk about history from that point......Read More

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Tiempo en Ak’tenamit

Brandon, Participant

Yak of the Week

Hello there, Don´t know where to start, it has been about three days since when we departed from Ak´Tenamit to our midcourse and now we are at Qachuu Aloom at the department of Bajo Verapaz. I´ll do my best to explain my time in Ak´Tenamit. In......Read More

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Photos from the Homestay #1

Jessica Armstrong, Dragons Admin

The team are wrapping up their time in Sinlea tomorrow (Friday). They have had very limited cell service but they were able to send me some pictures today. As you can see: Hannah celebrated her birthday, the team have been helping with the garlic......Read More

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The Journey Continues: Kirirom

Instructor Team, Instructor

Last night, our final night in homestays on the island of Koh Ksach Tonlea, all the students and their families gathered together for a community dinner to share words of gratitude, warm goodbyes, and even a dance party. Today, we packed our bags......Read More