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China: South of the Clouds

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First Day In Beijing

Thomas, Participant

This morning, some of us woke up at 4am to hike up to the wall and see the sunrise. It was early but it was so worth it. We then left Kou Dage’s guest house and took a bus to go into the city. We ate noodles at a local restaurant, and navigated......Read More

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Dumpling class

Instructor Team, Instructor

We put the students to work to make their own dinner! Here are some photos from our dumpling making workshop with our friendly hosts at our orientation site....Read More

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Orientation at the Great Wall

Instructor Team, Participant

For the past 2 days we have been based in a guest house at the base of a remote section of the Great Wall. We’ve been spending our time here learning about each other and how to have a safe and rewarding course here in China. Here are some photos......Read More

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China: South of the Clouds

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Group at the gate waiting to board their flight!

Carin, Dragons Admin

The China group is at their gate at LAX, waiting to board their flight which is scheduled to leave on time! Safe travels everyone! Family and friends, please check back for an update from the instructor team once the group has landed safely in......Read More

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A Little About Me

Noah, Participant

Hello! I’m Noah. I am 21 years old currently attending UC Davis as a Chinese-Psychology double major. This will be my first time in China and my first time out of the country for quite a long time so I am very excited and a tad nervous. I am......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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Departure Day Details & Reminders

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Dragons Students & Parents, Your journey is right around the corner and we can’t wait to meet you! Below is a reminder about your day-of travel details. Should you need to reach our staff during students’ travel days (both during AND......Read More

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Final Notes: Travel & Absentee Ballots

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hello from Beijing! Your instructor team is in Beijing and eagerly preparing for your arrival. As you prepare to travel to meet us here, we have a couple final notes to share with you. — On your flight to Beijing, you will be given a yellow......Read More

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Intro from Muskaan!

Muskaan Garg, Participant

Hey everyone! This is Muskaan introducing myself to all of you. I’m incredibly curious about what this semester has to hold, especially in the ways that I’ll get to know all of you better. A little about me: I’m a rising sophomore......Read More

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Greetings from Thailand!

Instructor Team, Participant

Sawadee Ka/Khrap students! We’re here in Ayutthaya, Thailand along with the Mekong and Indonesia instructors for the fall semester staff orientation. We’ll fly to Beijing on the 13th and will be waiting for you at the Beijing International......Read More

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A: Expenses While Abroad

Instructor Team, Participant

Hi Mercedes – thank you for your question! For everyone else, please do post any questions you have and we will do our best to answer them as soon as possible. With regard to payment systems, you will all be fine on course using cash. There......Read More

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Expenses while abroad

Mercedes, Participant

Hi everyone! I have a question about how to pay for things while in China. I live in Hong Kong and cash and credit is still widely accepted but recently I went to Shenzhen for a day trip and I found that on several occasions neither cash nor credit......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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Pre-Course Webinar Recording

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Students & Families,   As you prepare for the upcoming departure, don’t forget about your pre-course webinar recording! While many of you joined us for the live discussion and Q&A, we also recorded the conversation and......Read More

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Thoughts on a plane

Zack, Participant

My first time traveling abroad without my family or friends was in my early 20s. I decided to study abroad for a semester in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I still remember the trips to REI for gortex this and quick dry that. To CVS for travel size......Read More

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Your Voice, Your Vote!

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Dear Fall 2018 Student, If you’re a US citizen, many of you are probably asking if it’s possible to vote in this year’s midterm election cycle, and if so, how to go about doing so while on-course. In some areas of the world in which we work,......Read More