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Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Nate Blumenthal, Participant

Hey Guys!! My name is Nate Blumenthal and I’m super excited to be joining you all in going on the Mekong trip. I grew up in a town called West Hartford in Connecticut and will be heading off to Middlebury College this February. This summer I......Read More

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Murray Hannon, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Murray Hannon, I’m from Nashville, TN, and I will be attending Sarah Lawrence College next spring. I am super excited to meet all of you! I have done a lot of traveling with my family but nothing quite like this. In my......Read More

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Ethan Cole, Participant

Hello friends!!! My name is Ethan and I’m from Chicago. I am eighteen years old and will be attending Colorado College next fall.  I love skiing, sailing, reading, being outdoors, and biking. I’m super excited to meet everybody and......Read More

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Annabelle Vletter, Participant

Hi!, my name is Annabelle Vletter, I am 17, Dutch and currently live in Amsterdam. However this has not always been the case, I was born in Wassenaar (a small town outside the Hague in the Netherlands) and I lived there till I was 2. Then I moved to......Read More

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Mahler Meyerrose, Participant

Hello, My name is Mahler. I’m from Norwich, Vermont and I’ve lived there all my life. I’ve traveled to many places including Mexico, France, St. Lucia and this summer I was in Denmark visiting a friend. I decided to take a gap year......Read More

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Soren, Participant

Hi! My name is Soren. I am from Boulder, Colorado. I just graduated high school this past spring. I decided to take a gap year to explore the world and my interests before heading off to college. I think a gap year will be a great way for me to......Read More

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Somsanid Inthongsai, Participant

Welcome everyone to the Mekong program and Sabaidee with palm folded like a lotus shape an official greating from Laos, where in the past it’s called “Lan Xang” Kingdom literally means The Millions of Elephant land. My heart keep......Read More

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Hello from Marcus!

Marcus Larsen-Strecker, Participant

Hello everyone! In just a matter of weeks we will all be in China together–trying new foods and seeing new sights while forming heartfelt bonds with each other and the people and places we encounter on our journey along the Mekong. I’m......Read More