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WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Oops I Forgot…

Amy James, Participant

Sitting close, huddled around the fire, sharing all that we are grateful for, and gawking at the breathtaking stars overhead, we realized so easily how lucky we were to be spending our Thanksgiving in such a beautiful space with such caring people.......Read More

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Thank you

Grace Anderson, Participant

Head down, I stared at my knees. They were crumpled in front of me, slightly more knobby than two weeks before, and suffocating in a pair of army green pants. Wind blew through the taxi window, whipping my pony tail and whisking away the sweat that......Read More

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A film to say goodbye

Sarah Adeline Soucek, Participant

Hi All, I am writing to you in hopes to gain a sense of closure for myself as well as to pass on some sentiments to the next group of people who walk the same path (or a similar one) that we did. I have been home for nearly three weeks now (thanks......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group B

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When Home Seems Foreign

Austin Schmidt, Participant

Yak of the Week

On September 14, I said goodbye to home and got on a plane bound for Nepal. I was extremely nervous but so excited to kick off the adventure of a lifetime. I didn’t really know what to expect or what I would encounter in Nepal. What would my......Read More