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Myanmar: Buddhist Traditions & Transformation

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Thea Intro

Thea, Participant

Hello everyone! My name is Thea! I live in New Jersey with my parents and younger sister. I’m 18 and just graduated from my high school, Mount Saint Mary. This trip is a part of my gap year before I head off to Lafayette College in......Read More

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Lexi Kanter Intro

Lexi, Participant

Hey guys! My name is Lexi Kanter and I’m from New York City. I just graduated from the Horace Mann School this past spring, and I will be attending Harvard next fall. I play piano, and I also love to ski. Some of my other hobbies are baking,......Read More

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Hello!

Emma, Participant

Hi! My name is Emma, and I am so excited to be traveling with you all this fall!  I’ve spent most of my life in West Chester, Pa, but was born in Oxford, England.  This spring I graduated from Westtown School, and next year I will be......Read More

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Introduction

Thalia Lhatso-Suppan, Participant

Hi, everyone! My name is Thalia Lhatso-Suppan and I’m from Boulder, Colorado. I recently graduated from Watershed School and I chose to take a gap year in order to get to know myself and the world around me a little bit more before going to......Read More

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Yodal

Tiana, Participant

Hi everyone!! My name is Tiana. I just graduated from Terra Linda High School in San Rafael, CA and knew taking a gap year was the best option for me. This Dragons course specifically stood out to me because it focuses on Buddhism and spiritual......Read More

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Ian Mann Intro

Ian Mann, Participant

Hello, My name is Ian Mann and I am from Houston, Texas. I just graduated from Emery high school and will be attending Trinity University following my gap year. Some of my hobbies include playing the guitar, playing soccer, reading, videogames, and......Read More

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Myanmar Cultural Tips

Ngun Siang Kim, Participant

Hello, Our exciting journey is around the corner!  We hope you are getting excited and perhaps have already started packing. You should have received your Course Preparation Manual in the mail complete with packing list, and we want to provide you......Read More

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Myingalar Bar

Ngun Siang Kim, Participant

Myanmar has been welcome by international communities due to its recent political reformed. As the country emerges from a long period of isolation, visitors now have the chance to come and experience its wonderful for themselves, but there are more......Read More

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To Pack or Not to Pack

The Instructors, Participant

Some Notes on Packing! Please look at pages 36-39 on packing in your Course Preparation Manual. First off, don’t stress too much about packing.  It’s definitely a skill that comes with time and practice, and it’s not an unfixable problem if......Read More

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Electronics Policy & Guidelines

The instructors, Participant

Hi friends, Let’s have our electronics talk! First, our policies and guidelines: Not permitted to use while on course: cell phones, computers, iPads/other tablets, and iPod Touch. Permitted: cameras, music players and e-Readers (only those without......Read More

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Maingalar bar

Ngun Siang Kim, Participant

Myanmar has been welcome by international communities due to its recent political reform. As the country emerges from a long period of isolation, visitors now have the chance to come and experience its wonderful for themselves, but there are more to......Read More

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Welcome from Nikki!

Nikki Jones, Participant

Greetings, new Dragons! In just a few weeks, we’ll begin our journey together in the golden land of Myanmar.  What an incredible time this is to visit and learn from a place and people in a moment of remarkable change!  As the barriers of travel......Read More