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Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Intro

Blaine Williams, Participant

Hey, my name is Blaine. I live in Palo Alto, California and just graduated from Palo Alto High School. I plan on attending school at the University of Colorado in Boulder after my gap year. This past summer I spent working as a lifeguard and saying......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Re: Malaria Questions

Olivia, Luke, and Rita, Participant

Hi Jane, and others who might be wondering: on this particular issue, it’s best to talk to your doctor about what makes most sense for each region of Indonesia that we will be traveling to, as the risk differs from place to place, and come up......Read More

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Mac Thompson, Participant

Hey guys, I’m Mac.  I’ve just finished high school in Atlanta, and after my gap year, I’m attending Colgate in the fall.  I love science, particularly chemistry.  I worked in an electrochemical lab at Georgia Tech during my......Read More

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Mara Kauffman-Puchall, Participant

Hello, My name is Mara, I just graduated from school in San Francisco, and I live with my parents, two cats, and many plants. I love orchids and carnivorous plants in particular. I also love animals and just nature in general, which is one of the......Read More

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this me

arjuna, Participant

Hi my name is arjuna. i dont really like writing. esspecially writing about myself. i take picture and hope the photos i post will give you kind of an idea of what im like. i love the outdoors, doing rigorous physical activities of all kinds, and......Read More

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Jessie Copeland, Participant

Helloo everyone! My name is Jessica, I introduce myself as Jessie, and that almost always turns into Jess after a few weeks of knowing me. I’m an avid whistler and optimist from Virginia Beach, Virginia, in an area sandwiched between the......Read More

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Isabella Isidro, Participant

Hey everyone! My name’s Bella and I live in Sacramento, California.  I graduated from Mira Loma High School and am taking a gap year before heading off to college.  (Still working on exactly where, but I plan to major in environmental......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Malaria Questions!

Jane Hatfield, Participant

Hi! I just had a few questions about malaria and taking malaria pills. Do participants usually take the pill throughout the entire trip, or is it only recommended for certain parts of the trip? If anyone else is choosing to take the medicine, how......Read More

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Corinne Joss, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Corinne, and I’m from Chicago. I just graduated from Fenwick High School, and after my gap year, I will be attending the University of Richmond in Virginia where I, for now, plan on studying neuroscience. I am so......Read More

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Mark Lamendola, Participant

Hi fellow travellers! I am Mark Lamendola. My family calls me Markie. I am from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I can’t believe our adventure begins in only a week. I am so excited to get know all of you over the next couple months. As for me, I just......Read More

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Introduction!

Marissa Friedman, Participant

Hey guys! My name is Marissa and I’m from Portland, Oregon. I have lived in Portland my whole life, and I have loved exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I just graduated from Lincoln High School, and I am planning on going to Washington......Read More

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Lauren Oliver, Participant

Hey guys, I’m Lauren. I’m eighteen and from a small town on the south coast of Massachusetts. I just graduated from Milton Academy and am planning on going to Colby College next year. I have four older brothers who are all very......Read More

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Jane, Participant

Hey guys! My name’s Jane and I’m from San Francisco, California! I am super excited for a year of adventures, and can’t wait to share this one with all of you. After my GAP year, I’m headed off to Colorado College in the fall. I’m......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Response to “Housekeeping Questions”

Aaron Slosberg, Instructor

Hi Ann Marie! Thanks for sharing your questions via the Yak Board as I’m sure other students and families have similar questions. Please see answers below in bold.  Do we have to do anything to activate/obtain the SOS insurance? Nope, we......Read More

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Ari Sugerman, Participant

Hey Guys!   My name’s Ari and I am from the city of Boston. I just graduated from Boston Latin School and plan on going to the University of Rochester about a year from now. I am really excited to go on this trip and think it should be a......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Housekeeping Questions

Ann Marie Oliver, Participant

I just have a few questions about some of the specifics of the trip:  Do we have to do anything to activate/obtain the SOS insurance?   I know you indicate that you are experienced in dealing with emergencies and disasters, but what specifically......Read More