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airports and goodbyes

Micah LeMasters, Instructor

All of the Madagascar/Senegal students have safely arrived at the airport in Dakar and are on time to make their flights home. It was an incredibly journey that was so much more than we could have ever imagined (or planned) and it was hard to say......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Team Indonesia is Off

Aaron, Dragons Admin

We’re thrilled to report that the Indonesia Team has departed Jakarta safely and they’re on their way back across the Pacific to Hong Kong and beyond. It has been an incredible journey and we want to thank parents, friends and family for......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group C

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Winding Down…

Instructor Team, Instructor

Dear Dragons friends and fam, We ended transference last night on a rooftop in Patan. Sitting in a circle under the stars each student recalled their favorite memories and gave thanks to each group member. The gratitude ceremony was a perfect way to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group B

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To Whom This May Concern,

students of him b, Participant

To whom this may concern, This letter is of utmost sincerity and should be read literally with all the appreciation that is inscribed in our words. We are concerned students who feel it is only right to prepare instructors for their future as they......Read More

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GOOD kid YAAK city

Lucas Lepinard, Participant

In this group there exists one of the world wonders A child, a man, a friend who is comparable to no other In my eyes he is a truly blessed individual Who selflessness and luscious hair is no less than a miracle He struts up and down mountain ranges......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group C

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Had to Sneak One Last Yak in There

Max Abu-Laban, Participant

I’m whipping this one final note off on my instructor Mike Dai’s samsung galaxy smartphone while waiting for the bus to the airport. This is my last night in Nepal. I could talk about how much I’ve learned these past 3 months, or......Read More

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Dear Family…

Instructors, Instructor

As we enjoyed the last couple of days together, students and instructors discussed what they had learned, what the course meant, and who they were thankful for. During one activity students wrote anonymous words for you: their families, friends, and......Read More

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HimB is at the airport

Instructor team, Instructor

Dear Parents and family, The HimB team is at the airport and waiting to board their flight at 9:00 PM !! As soon as they land, please wrap these courageous and wonderful world explorers in warmest hugs and tell them that their Instructor team is......Read More

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Students have departed!

Ben Mitzner, Instructor

We said goodbye tonight, amidst hugs and tears. The students have boarded their plane and are taking off any minute – we’re sad to see them go but thrilled with how much they’ve grown, learned, and shared this fall. Travel safe, Him A!!...Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group C

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Transference Yak!

Team C, Participant

Namaste to all the friends and families!! During our transference in Pokhara, we talked about going home – what it means, what to expect, how to make sense of this semester in Nepal. We want to send a Thank You to all families and friends for your......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Tom´s Tiqipaya Time

Tom Sulger, Participant

Having left Tiqipaya for the last time this semester, I find myself in an emotional limbo, trapped between the excitement of moving on and the sadness of leaving behind an awesome community and homestay family.  Looking back on it, I can readily......Read More

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Bye Bye India

Uttara, Instructor

That’s it, our final goodbyes have just been said. We stood awkwardly outside the airport, no one wanting to make the first move to give the first hug. Sophie very sweetly suggested we all make a circle and take in each other’s faces. In......Read More