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WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Trekking Thoughts

Michael Tang, Participant

There were amazing views as we towered over the landscape a day before Gosaikunda. There were amazing sunsets. We watched the fading sunlight mix with the dark blues of the night to make a brilliant, indescribable color. There were moments of......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Back from the trek

Teo DS, Participant

We just arrived back from trekking yesterday and it was an amazing experience.  The first two days were quite difficult for me because I had a little bit of a fever but good sleep brought me back on my feet pretty fast.  We walked through......Read More

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India desert transference

I-team, Participant

Namaste from the Thar desert of Rajasthan. We’ve been enjoying our time here in the blue city. The students have done a good job with expedition. While our days were really full, we got some rest here and there. Today the group took a jeep 1.5......Read More

Madagascar & Senegal: Africa Semester

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Temanto Samba, X-Phase, and Beyond

Natalie Cotter, Participant

Temanto Samba In my eyes, Temanto Samba was the perfect homestay. A rural village an hour outside the nearest city, the local population lives in a tight knit community with important rituals and culture preserved for centuries. The village is......Read More

Madagascar & Senegal: Africa Semester

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Thank You Letter for my Mom

Avery Erickson, Participant

This one is for you, momma! *pig emoji *purple heart emoji By the end of the summer of 2017, your daughter, Avery Erickson, had two objectives. Make new friends, and Get as FAR AWAY from the city of Fort Wayne, Indiana, as physically possible. After......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala & Nicaragua

Guatemala & Nicaragua: Spanish Language & Grassroots Activism

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It’s transition time

Lisa Jennings, Instructor

Hola from San Lucas Toliman, it feels both sweet and sour to leave here today. We’re officially wrapping up X Phase, an important time of course when our students take the journey into their own hands. They took the lead by organizing and......Read More

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Safely arrived in the blue city!

JJ, Participant

After 7 hours of delays in departure and many more delays along the course of the journey, we have finally arrived in Jodhpur after more than 30 hours on a train. Our trip was simulataneously eventful and uneventful and we were all very glad upon......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Discussions Discussions…

Instructors, Participant

Over the past week in the traditional fishing village of Sampela students have been joining their families in their daily routines and augmenting this hands on experience with knowledge from guest speakers and academic papers. Daily discussions have......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Costal Hike in Langa

Jane, Participant

I woke up tangled in my mosquito net with my watch bleeping. After delighting in a small shiver, almost unheard of in this Indonesian climate, I rolled over and checked the time. 4:30. Groggily, I quickly grabbed a few layers, my sneakers, a......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Why we should stop ,overthink and learn –...

Franca Beckmann, Participant

Yak of the Week

What do you think of ,when someone says the word “amazon” ? Probably stories of the wilderness, the incredible variety of fauna and maybe also the hard living conditions ,we are not adapted to. I have realized during the time we spent in......Read More

Madagascar & Senegal: Africa Semester

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Return Flight Information & Travel Day...

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Fall 2017 Madagascar/Senegal Semester Families, It is hard to believe that 3 months have passed since your student embarked on this incredible adventure! It won’t be long until students will be boarding their planes back home. We are sure you......Read More