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The Story of Nacion Q’eros

Sophie A. Iglar, Participant

“Nacion Q’eros” One girl’s story about 10 travelers’ time spent in the mountains with the last remaining descendants of the Inca Empire. Written by: Sophie A. Iglar Published by: Yak Shack Inc., Cusco, Peru–......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

Study Abroad South America: The Spirit of the Andes


todos santos

chandra, Participant

The celebration of todos santos began with my host mom bringing my sister and I to the cemetery. The cemetery was at a long procession of festival stand with drinks, so many flowers, cervesas, games for the children, and an overall sense of joy and......Read More


San Miguel

Chandra, Participant

This festival was beautiful and like nothing I really expected. I could have stayed there, watching everyone and everything pass by for days. I could have stayed on the little white lawn chairs, or on the grey sidewalk and watch people in their......Read More


Sierraโ€™s Photo Yak

Sierra, Dragons Admin

Here are some photos from Ausangate and the Amazon! Everything is going really well ๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒป๐Ÿ„๐Ÿฅ‘๐Ÿ‰๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒŽโœจ Mom and dad, Iโ€™m sending you guys love from Peru ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’› -Sierra...Read More


X phase

Rishi Bhandari, Instructor

It is day 3 of X phase. The first day was spent travelling from Alegaun to Chitwan. Yesterday we went to the Tharu history museum and then to biodiversity museum. In the evening the students organized a wonderful debrief/discussion about ethics of......Read More


When bougainvilleas turn to marigolds

Uttara, Instructor

The last time I was in Ale Gaun I cried. The last time I was in Ale Gaun there were Bougainvilleas. I remember fiddling with the mala Ama had put around my neck and trying not to cry, not to fidget and accidentally smudge my tika. Ama was looking at......Read More



Kendall, Participant

Itโ€™s nearly been a week of arriving back in Cusco. Although we have been here exploring the city and researching new topics for our ISPโ€™S, for me at least it hasnโ€™t felt like we were back in the place where we spent the last month and a half.......Read More


Headed to Chitwan and onwards…

Rishi Bhandari, Instructor

Him A is headed to Chitwan for the X-phase for the next five days. X-phase is essentially a part of the dragons course where students use the skills they have gained so far to plan an excursion on their own. This gives them an opportunity to work......Read More


Bye Bye Alegaun

Rishi Bhandari, Instructor

Our last 10 days at this beautiful village Alegaun have been filled with incredible generosity from the families that opened their homes to us. From fresh air, water and refreshingly delicious food our students were also able to enjoy their time by......Read More