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Team Indonesia is Off

Aaron, Dragons Admin

We’re thrilled to report that the Indonesia Team has departed Jakarta safely and they’re on their way back across the Pacific to Hong Kong and beyond. It has been an incredible journey and we want to thank parents, friends and family for......Read More

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Dear Family…

Instructors, Instructor

As we enjoyed the last couple of days together, students and instructors discussed what they had learned, what the course meant, and who they were thankful for. During one activity students wrote anonymous words for you: their families, friends, and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Discussions Discussions…

Instructors, Participant

Over the past week in the traditional fishing village of Sampela students have been joining their families in their daily routines and augmenting this hands on experience with knowledge from guest speakers and academic papers. Daily discussions have......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Costal Hike in Langa

Jane, Participant

I woke up tangled in my mosquito net with my watch bleeping. After delighting in a small shiver, almost unheard of in this Indonesian climate, I rolled over and checked the time. 4:30. Groggily, I quickly grabbed a few layers, my sneakers, a......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

Students, Participant

Yak of the Week

How to cook Rete, a traditional chicken dish in Langa: Basic ingredients: 1 Chicken (live) – Ekor Ayam 1 Coconut – Buhir Kerapa Lots of Chiles – Cabe Rawit 1 kg White Rice – Nasi Putih 2 bunches Pumpkin Leaves – Sayor......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

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X Phase Itinerary

Students, Participant

Hello everyone! Long time no yak. Sorry about that, but between Langa and Riung we haven’t had any wifi. (Yaks about Langa, our second homestay, are coming soon) On the 4th, we said goodbye to our families and friends in Langa and set out on......Read More

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Lost and Found

Jessie, Participant

Some things that I have lost while in Indonesia: Boarding pass for our initial flight to Jakarta Fear of giant bugs Water bottle Notebook Wallet Some things I have found while in Indonesia: Items 3-5 New additions to my rock collection A tidal pool......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

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Impressionistic Indonesia

Bella Isidro, Participant

Yak of the Week

A rough timeline told in snapshots of colors and feelings from our time in and around Yogyakarta: Purple: After a bird flew into the engine of the soon-to-be-our plane and our flight from Medan to Jogja was cancelled (understandable, I suppose) we......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Combined Lives

Students, Participant

Yak of the Week

Below are some sentences we have written comparing our lives at home to what we now regard as normal in Indonesia. In America, I hug my mom to say goodbye. In Indonesia, I place my Ibu’s (mom in Indonesian) hands on my head before leaving. In......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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A Day at Sea!

Emily Fiorentino, Participant

The other day we woke up at 4 am (for the third time this trip, and second day in a row!) and rode in the back of the truck we’ve been taking around Labuan Bajo, the first stop on our retreat, down to the port as the sky started to lighten. We......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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A Note to Friends and Family

Ari Sugerman, Participant

Hey all! I’m currently in the town of Labuan Bajo – a beautiful town on the west coast of Flores. After three days here, one spent on a boat for 12 hours sailing to Komodo Island, we are getting ready for a 10 hour van ride to the center......Read More