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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Final Departure Details: Andes & Amazon...

The Boulder Admin Team, Dragons Admin

The time has finally arrived – you’re heading off at the end of the week to South America for an amazing 3 month adventure! We are so excited for you! Please read the following information carefully, as it contains all the details......Read More

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Hola!

Lucy Fetterman, Participant

Hey guys!! My name is Lucy and I’m pumped to meet y’all in a few days. I grew up in New York City on the Upper West Side and graduated in June. Last summer I almost did a trip with Dragons, but ended up postponing to play volleyball and finish......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Arrival details!

The Instructors, Instructor

Dear A&A Group B Students, Soon you all will be meeting up in Miami and flying together to meet your instructor team at El Alto International Airport. We’re super excited to meet you all and we wanted to give you some important information......Read More

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Introduction

Briana Frost, Participant

What’s up! My name is Briana Frost and I am 18 years old. It still feels surreal that this amazing adventure is (almost) here. I am from the Bay Area in California, and I chose to take a gap semester before heading off to college at the start......Read More

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introduction

Olivia Lenfestey, Participant

Hey guys! My name is Olivia or Liv, and I’m from Santa Fe, New Mexico. I just graduated high school and decided to take a gap year before heading to college in California to give myself some space to be outside and engage in new experiences as......Read More

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Intro

Reilly, Participant

Hey everyone! My name is Reilly Strong, I’m from Charlottesville, VA  and I went to UNC Asheville for my freshman year of college last year( EnviroSci major i think) hoping for an adventure and then decided I should’ve taken a gap year......Read More

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Greetings from Urubamba, Peru

Instructor Team, Instructor

Your instructor team of Ana, Doug and Zack, along with the instructors from Groups A & C and the Central America semester have all gathered in beautiful Urubamba Peru for our Latin America staff training. This is a time for us to fine tune the......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Snail Mail

Instructor Team, Instructor

In a world of texts, emails and social media we’ve become accustomed to the immediate transferring of information. This can be convenient but there is something truly special about sending and receiving hand written letters; the time it takes,......Read More

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Intro

Mollie Ames, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Mollie Ames, and I am from Dedham, MA. I found the Andes & Amazon program thanks to a school trip to Jordan with Where There Be Dragons this Spring. When I knew I was taking a gap year, I looked into other Dragons......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Hurricane Irma Travel Update

Dragons Admin Team, Dragons Admin

Dear fall Latin America semester students and families, We wanted to let you know that we have been monitoring Hurricane Irma’s development over the past couple of days and considering its potential impact on the departure from Miami next......Read More

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Intro

Jack Fitzgibbons, Participant

Whats up guys, my name is Jack and I’m from Bronxville, New York. I just graduated from high school and opted to defer college for a year in order to work and travel. I love playing sports especially lacrosse. When I’m not on the field I enjoy......Read More

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Instructor introduction

Douglas Williams, Instructor

¡Jallalla llajtamanta! Instructor introduction from Doug My name is Douglas Williams, this is my first Dragons experience and I am humbled and honored to be an instructor on the Andes – Amazon program this semester. I am also blessed to be......Read More

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A&A Group B Technology Policy

Instructor Team, Instructor

Greetings Students, Technology can be amazing. It has the ability to connect people in the most remote parts of the world, to spread ideas and to inspire us. However, we’re sure you’ve seen the ugly side of technology as well. Tools like......Read More

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RUNA SIMI: THE LANGUAGE OF THE PEOPLE

Instructor Team, Instructor

Runa Simi, or you may know it as Quechua, is spoken by around 10 million people throughout South America. Like many indigenous languages it is under risk of fading away. One inspirational young Peruvian woman named Renata Flores is working with her......Read More