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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group C

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Student flight is in the air!

The instructors, Instructor

Hello family and friends! The students are on the final leg of their journey and excited to see your smiling faces soon! The group is in route to Lima and then to Miami (except Jackson who goes El Salvador directly to California)  and beyond.......Read More

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Water is life

Molly Gardner, Participant

On this trip we were lucky enough to participate in a water ceremony, and learned how sacred water is and how the Patcha Mama (Mother Earth) and all the Apus (mountain spirits) can be felt through immersion in water. While I have always felt this......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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A Note to the Friends and Family of Dragons...

Zoe Goldstein, Participant

Yak of the Week

I just packed for the last time on this trip. After almost three months of packing my bag at least once a week, you´d think it would get easier, but let me tell you, it does not. Fitting three months´ worth of memories and souveneirs into the same......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Not so last looks

Ella Silverstein, Participant

Sitting in a Cusco bound bus up winding around a mountain overlooking Urubamba I took my last looks at the city. I began to feel sad. Really, really sad. I saw the different parts of the city and thought about my time spent with the group, my host......Read More

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There’s a boa constrictor!

Jackson Gould, Participant

Hello all, This lovely story begins with me feeling very tired and sick. The group was at L.P.A.C., the Las Piedras Amazon Center, during our expedition phase and there was a chocolate making activity at the Lucerna community a little ways down the......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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The Amazon

Gabe Motsinger, Participant

I’ve always wanted to visit the amazon, ever since elementary school when the class would listen to the teacher tell us about unimaginable wildlife like 30 ft snakes and butterflies bigger than our heads. Since then I was prepared, ready to......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Cacao and Perseverance in the Amazon

Ned Flanagan, Participant

During orientation at the beginning of our course, our group talked about how each interaction we have should be transformational rather than transactional.  As a part of a transformational interaction, we stressed the imprtance of an exchange of......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

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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

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Return Flight Information & Travel Day...

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Fall 2017 Andes and Amazon Group C 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......Read More

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Miracle on Grass: A Boca Story

Hugh Brown, Participant

The dream team has assembled: Rebecca, Raquel, Molly, Wes, Ned and I.  We are ready to take on Boca Community Volleyball Team, a group of locals determined to defend their court and have a lot of fun doing it.  After three days of defeat and......Read More