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A Visit to Parliament

Molly Burnett, Participant

Yak of the Week

At nine on a Tuesday morning, the neatly paved streets and wide, sixteen-lane expressways of Myanmar’s capital city are completely devoid of commutters. No rush hour traffic, no school busses, no angry nine-to-fivers leaning on their......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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Coffee

Ian, Participant

  As our trip draws to a close, the Fall 2017 South of the Clouds group (code name Crack Team of Linguistic Monks, or CTLM) finds itself northeast of Dali in a region called the Nu Jiang Valley. This will be the final destination of our student......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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The End

Gabe Nass, Participant

As is often the case, the Beatles provide a wonderful summary of the current time in our course. “Oh yeah, all right Are you gonna be in my dreams tonight? **Ringo drum solo** **Paul, George, and John guitar solos** And in the end the love you......Read More

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Back from the Amazon!

The instructors, Instructor

Hello friends and family! We are headed back to our Sacred Valley home of Urubamba which marks the end of our expedition phase. During this time students took the group on an amazing journey to the Amazon. We took an overnight bus to Puerto......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Family

maxime staleman, Participant

When i started this adventure i could have never dreamed how close i would become with the people i now see as family. The bond i share with everyone in the group is so strong, and the more we experience and discover the more that bond grows. From......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Reflections

Emma, Participant

Yak of the Week

I try to have control over a great number of things in my life, often times fearing uncertainty or times of boredom. The past three months I have done less grasping for plans, and have found myself letting go to experience some incredibly raw,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Final Feelings

Haven Johnson, Participant

With the end of the trip just days around the corner, I’ve been thinking a lot about the trip as a whole. I’ve realized that this trip was a giant chapter in my story. In fact, deciding to do this trip was the best choice I have ever......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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The Trek

Eva Ury, Participant

When I signed up for Dragon’s Himalayan Studies fall semester program I looked forward to each and every aspect of the trip – except the trek. I spent much of my time in Nepal trying to ignore the inevitable journey, and when that......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Goodbye Nepal

Nils Skattum, Participant

Yak of the Week

When I boarded a flight from London I looked out the window to see grey skies. I was nervous, and kept flicking my hair to find that perfect look, for in my mind I was no longer on a plane. I was in Abu Dhabu airport, anxiously imagining meeting the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Above the Clouds

Nick, Participant

One of my personal dreams was fulfilled when I saw the Himalayas. I had pretty high expectations, and in all honestly they were blown out of the water. Every time I gazed up on the snow-capped peaks or the unbelievable dome of stars, I would be......Read More

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New Beginnings

Laura Berry, Participant

Out of the mountains and back to the city. I’m feeling a bit melancholy this morning. Trekking through the Himalayas for the past two weeks was absolutely magical and now the adventure is just memories and photographs. The end of the trek also......Read More