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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

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Student flight is in the air!

The instructors, Instructor

Hello family and friends! The students are on the final leg of their journey and excited to see your smiling faces soon! The group is in route to Lima and then to Miami (except Jackson who goes El Salvador directly to California)  and beyond.......Read More

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Water is life

Molly Gardner, Participant

On this trip we were lucky enough to participate in a water ceremony, and learned how sacred water is and how the Patcha Mama (Mother Earth) and all the Apus (mountain spirits) can be felt through immersion in water. While I have always felt this......Read More

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一路平安 (a peaceful journey)

Jody, Dragons Admin

Wishing the entire 2017 Fall Semester China Group 一路平安 (a peaceful journey) all the way home. Thank you to our student group, patient families at home, homestay families in China: in both Amdo Tibetan communities, Kunming, and Manzhang......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

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Bon voyage

Parker, Participant

Molly, Sarah, Tiana, Lexi, Ian, Sam, Thalia, and Emma are going through security at Bangkok Airport. Here is our final picture all together. Safe travels.  Until we see each other again....Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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A Note to the Friends and Family of Dragons...

Zoe Goldstein, Participant

Yak of the Week

I just packed for the last time on this trip. After almost three months of packing my bag at least once a week, you´d think it would get easier, but let me tell you, it does not. Fitting three months´ worth of memories and souveneirs into the same......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Not so last looks

Ella Silverstein, Participant

Sitting in a Cusco bound bus up winding around a mountain overlooking Urubamba I took my last looks at the city. I began to feel sad. Really, really sad. I saw the different parts of the city and thought about my time spent with the group, my host......Read More