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The Wonder of Morondava

Sidonie Emerande, Participant

With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning.  Here on the other side of the planet, more precisely in Morondava right now, you can find the 12 wonderful students spending time connecting with local......Read More

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How to terrace a rice paddy

Micah LeMasters, Instructor

Yak of the Week

9-27-2017 Ranomafana, Madagasikara i. We walked out of the rainforest in the early afternoon. The difference from one side of an old rusty sign announcing the park boundaries to the other was stark and shocking. The cool air and subtle darkness of......Read More

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Onward to Morandava

Cara, Dragons Admin

The Madagascar group has finished up their trek in Ranomafana National Park and are en route to the town of Morandava on the west coast of Madagascar. The students will spend almost two weeks here on the Mozambique Channel where they will be staying......Read More

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Hiking in Ranomafana

Cara, Dragons Admin

Hello Family and Friends, A quick update to let you know that the Madagascar student group has headed out to camp for the next two night in Ranomafana Nataional Park. Ranomafana is in the southeastern region of Madagascar and is a tropical......Read More

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The Sheer Power

Adam Blachly, Participant

I come from a very green state. The green mountain state to be exact. I often walk through the farm fields behind my house and stand at the highest point where there’s a view of the mountains and hills to the north. I look out and see trees. Maybe......Read More

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Wooden Backboards and Bent Rims

Sam Frankovsky, Participant

I think that there is a tacit understanding amongst the group that we’re to experience Madagascar as just that—a group. In the same way that we expect, or are expected to, experience this country in our own individual ways, we have also had to......Read More

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From Ampefy to Antsirabe

Mohamed, Micah, and Sidonie, Instructor

Our group has wrapped up a portion of our orientation in the town of Ampefy outside of the capital. While in Ampefy, students started using their newfound Malagasy language skills with locals while exploring the village. Attached are some pictures......Read More

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At the end of the road

Jennie Adler, Participant

At the end of end of the road there was a coffee shop, fitting no more than maybe seven people but with open doors where chickens enter as freely as people and smiles are constantly on the faces of those who work as well as those who sell the coffee......Read More

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At the Departure Gate!

Carin, Dragons Admin

The Madagascar Group has made it through security at Dulles International Airport and is currently at the departure gate getting ready to board their flight!  Flight to Paris is on time. Safe travels everyone! Parents & Families, please check......Read More

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Introduction

Abigail Wrate, Participant

Manahona, I am Abi. As of spring, I am fresh out of high school, and am planing on starting university after we return. I was born in Alaska, but was raised most of my life in California in the non tropical-rain forest that is the Redwood forest. My......Read More

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Introduction Grace

Grace, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Grace Anderson. I am also from Boulder, Colorado and I live here with my parents, twin sister, dog (Snoodle), and cat (Quaffle). You can see Snoodle and my sister on the left in the photo of us on Mt. Missouri. I just......Read More

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Final Departure Details: Madagascar

The Boulder Admin Team, Dragons Admin

The time has finally arrived – you’re heading off at the end of the week to Madagascar for an amazing 3 month adventure! We are so excited for you! Please read the following information carefully, as it contains all the details you’ll......Read More

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Introduction Temi

Temi Kelly, Participant

Hi all!! My name is Temi and I am from Norwalk, a small beachside city in Connecticut. I graduated from high school this past spring and will be attending Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia next fall. This summer I worked as a camp counselor at an......Read More