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WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group B

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Dhal Baat Power 24 Hour

Lauren Forgione, Participant

Note: This essay has been posted on the archived Yak Board of Fall 2018 Nepal Group B at the request of Lauren. Great essay, Lauren! We’re so pleased that Dragons has had such a last impact on your life. Best, Dragons Admin After a flight that......Read More

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I drew my friends

Livana Hill, Participant

Each little drawing represent a memory with someone in my group. 11 students & 4 instructors are pictured. If you want to see more of my drawings of this trip, look up my instagram art account @livnarte. Hope you enjoy! Miss these people greatly......Read More

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I said I wasn’t going to change

Tabita Doujad, Participant

Yak of the Week

I began my Dragons journey with all of my future plans in limbo. This was no accident; it was an intentional creation of space for something wildly new to grow. Because I am a person who has craved control over much of her life, who feels most......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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Photo Sharing!

Mercedes, Participant

I hope everyone is getting home safely x I spent last night laughing with my auntie and my dad over a home cooked dinner. It’s strange being here because the last three months have sort of just been like a parallel world that I stepped into.......Read More

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Ciao… FOR NOW

Elly, Instructor

Hello dear family and friends, And with that.. it’s ciao, for now 🙂 The students are departing with a lot of memories, hopes and thoughts floating around them. For some of them it might take a while to formulate the words, until then we hope......Read More

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Aguayos de agradecimiento

Raquel Wigginton, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Hoy el Iván habló sobre el aguayo como una especie de tejido que nos deja conocer a nuestros alrededores y personas nuevas con intención y en un sistema más amplio que nos rodea. The aguayo, or weaving, is probably the most common piece of cloth......Read More

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Phir milenge!

Instructors, Instructor

Dear friends and families, Soon our beloved baby dragons will be flying back your way at 500 mph. Yes, tears happened as we said our goodbyes, and genuine hugs were given that lasted longer and were tighter than usual. But as one of our students......Read More

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Proud

Ben, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Dear friends and family, As we wrap up this three-month journey, we reflect on the successes of each student, celebrating their experiences and considering ways they can continue to grow. Today, we are proud instructors. We are proud of the students......Read More

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Adioooooos!

I-Team, Participant

Dear families and friends, The big adventure has come to an end… sad to say goodbye, but happy to go home, the group is now on their way to Miami. All bags are checked, and security and immigration are passed. Emily and Cara, who are flying......Read More

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Goodbye students!

I-Team, Instructor

Hello! The students have gone through security at the Casablanca airport, and will be on their ways back to the states shortly. As we sit here in the airport, waiting for our own flights, we are unsettled by the quietness that has fallen upon us. We......Read More

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Reflections as a group

Him C, Participant

Yak of the Week

In Nepal I learned…. That humor doesn’t have to be the only way to interact with someone, that being kind is really appreciated, and how to do a card trade How to slow down and notice the little things. That lives on this half of the......Read More