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Madagascar & Senegal: Africa Semester

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Introduction Avery

Avery Erickson, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Avery, and I’ve lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana for almost my entire life, and I can’t wait to get out. I just turned 19, and I am attending the University of Minnesota next year in the fall. This spring I’m......Read More

Madagascar & Senegal: Africa Semester

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Visa & Arrival Information

Micah LeMasters, Instructor

Dear Madagascar Students, We hope that your packing is going well and that your excitement is building for what will be a great adventure in an amazing country. Because your instructors will already be in Madagascar, we will not be with you when you......Read More

Madagascar & Senegal: Africa Semester

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Important update to packing list – Tent

Micah LeMasters, Instructor

Hello Students, Included below is an important update to packing list. The packing list that you received in your Course Preparation Manual states that you will need to bring a self-standing mosquito net. After consideration of our current rough......Read More

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Madagascar

Jennie Adler, Participant

Hey guys! I’m Jennie, I’m 18 years old and just finished high school this past Spring. Over the Summer I worked for Rocky Mountain Youth Corps on a trail crew in Colorado for 10 weeks. It was great living out of my tent and be with people from......Read More

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Rough Itinerary Madagascar, Fall 2017

Sidonie, Micah, and Mohamed, Instructor

Dear Fall Madagascar Students, We are writing today to share with you a tentative itinerary and revisit some of the main components of our trip that determine the nature of our time together. In designing the fall Madagascar course, one of our most......Read More

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Natalie Intro

Natalie Cotter, Participant

Hey everyone!! I’m Natalie! I live in Newton, MA which is a suburb of Boston. I just graduated high school in the spring and and a few days ago I turned 18. It’s been really cool reading all of your intros so far because I seem to have a lot......Read More

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Instructor Introduction

Mohamed Arguine, Instructor

Dear Madagascar Fall 2017 Students, I am so excited to serve as one of your instructors this fall semester along with Micah and Sidonie. Although this will be my first time in Madagascar, I have long been interested in the country’s rich......Read More

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Introduction

Ben Martin, Participant

Hey guys, My name is Ben, and I’m from Sarasota, Florida. I am a sophomore at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, studying Environmental Studies and Business. This Fall Semester, I am stepping away from college and fraternity life to......Read More

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Introduction

Adam Blachly, Participant

Hello. My name is Adam and I am beyond amped to go to Madagascar this fall. I live in the small state of Vermont, just north of the capital city Montpelier. I’ve lived here my entire life and loved every second of it. Some things you should......Read More

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A NOTE ON ELECTRONICS

Sidonie, Micah, and Mohamed, Instructor

Smart Phones, mP3 players, and tech devices: The big question is: what electronic devices can help us capture and fully embrace the best moments during our Fall semester program? Bringing smart phones, smart watches, or any other smart gadgets?......Read More

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introduction lara hoffer

Lara Hoffer, Participant

hello! My name is Lara Hoffer and I just graduated from high school, and am coming with you all to Madagascar as a part of my gap year before I go to Kenyon College in Ohio next year. I recently turned 18, and I’ve lived in Hanover, New Hampshire......Read More

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SALAMA ABY (Hello Everyone)!

Sidonie Emerande, Instructor

Warm greetings from Antananarivo, the capital of Madagascar and the city where you will soon land! The clock is ticking and this time next month, you are going to be with us. You will be starring, not in the Madagascar cartoon, but in Madagascar......Read More

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Introduction Lisa

Lisa Nieuwenhuys, Participant

Hi all, My name is Lisa Nieuwenhuys, and I am 18 years old. I was born in Amsterdam and raised near the capital of my country. I live together with my parents, my brother (16 years old), my little sister (12 years old) and my dog Pipa (5 years old).......Read More

Madagascar & Senegal: Africa Semester

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Introduction

Sam Frankovsky, Participant

Hey everyone my name is Sam Frankovsky. I am from Boulder, Colorado and I am 19. I went to University of Denver last year but instead of returning this year I’m going on this trip with you guys which is very neat. I play so much fifa that they......Read More

Madagascar & Senegal: Africa Semester

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Information on Malaria in Madagascar

Cara Lane-Toomey, Dragons Admin

Hello Madagascar students, As you are all likely beginning to visit travel doctors and make a plan for vaccinations and medication, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide some additional information regarding malaria prophylaxis. Dragons has......Read More

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Introduction

Micah LeMasters, Instructor

21, August 2017 Madagasikara Mbola-tsara avy amin-ny Madagasikara, ny nosy mena. It is with a tremendous amount of gratitude that I am writing this introduction. I am sure that you are all aware that you will soon be joining the first ever Where......Read More