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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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5 students through security and on their flight

Instructor Team, Instructor

Bennett, Melissa, Ellie, Noah and Peter are through security and on their on time flight to Beijing (and then their flight to LA). We will take Amanda and Mercedes to the airport for their flight to Hong Kong in a few hours. Thomas and Muskaan will......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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Return International Group Flight Information

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Fall 2018 China 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 are......Read More

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On our way to Transference outside of Kunming

Instructor Team, Participant

The students just finished up their x-phase in Lijiang, Shaxi and Dali. For these final days of our course we’ll come together in a quiet natural environment outside of Kunming to reflect on our experience together these past 3 months. Here are a......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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丽江//Lijiang

Mercedes, Participant

Hey friends and family! Sorry for not checking in sooner, but the group has been having a jam-packed two days in Lijiang. So far, we’ve had time to explore the old town, we’ve had a lecture with a traditional Chinese medicine doctor, and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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Yunnan Nationalities Park

China Crew, Participant

The Yunnan Nationalities Park on the outskirts of Kunming is a complex place. It’s a self described theme park that showcases the rich diversity of China’s 56 officially recognized ethnic groups (Around 92% Han and then 55 other groups make up......Read More

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X-Phase Finalized Plans

Bennett, Participant

Hey families, The group just finished our final X-Phase planning session, and we have the schedule for our next week ready: 11/24: Transport from Nanyao to Lijiang, free day in Lijiang. 11/25: TCM lesson in Lijiang. 11/26: Transport to Shaxi, free......Read More

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Bounce

China Crew, Instructor

“It’s not about how high you jump, it’s about how high you jump.” -Michael Jordan “There’s always going to be another trampoline. I’m always going to want to make it bounce.” -Miley Cyrus In our final......Read More

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Hello from Marcus

Marcus Larsen-Strecker, Instructor

Hello Families & Friends, I’m Marcus, the most recent addition to our team. Thank you, Jody, for the kind introduction. I landed in Lijiang last night, and I have happily joined the group at our rural homestay in Nanyao, Yunnan. Aside from......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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Welcoming a new member of the instructor team

Jody, Dragons Admin

Hello Families & Friends, I’m happy to announce that another China instructor, Marcus Larsen-Strecker will be joining the team, in Madeleine’s absence, beginning this Wednesday, 11/21. You can read a bit more about Marcus on our web......Read More

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On our way to Lijiang

China Crew, Instructor

Hey friends and family, After a month in Kunming we’re back on the road. We’re heading to Lijiang in northwestern Yunnan and then off to Nanyao for our village homestay until Saturday....Read More