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Hello from CO

Darci J, Participant

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to meet everyone in less than a week!!  My name’s Darci, I’m 18 years old, and I’m from Aspen, Colorado.  Aspen’s a small ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, so I grew up doing lots of......Read More

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INDEPENDENT STUDY PROJECT ( I.S.P.)

Saurabh & Dream Team, Instructor

Namaste And julley Everyone, We are all excited to meet you all and start our beautiful pilgrimage in incredible India. As you all know, we will be diving into Independent Study Projects, or ISP’s, during our time in Varanasi (Banaras). This ends......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

India: Himalayas to the Ganges River

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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

WTBD Yaks from India

India: Himalayas to the Ganges River

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Your pre-course assignment is here!

Instructors, Instructor

Dear students, As you prepare to join us in just over a week (yay!), there is something we ask you to think about: If you had to choose one artifact to represent India, what would it be? You can take an object, photograph, art piece, song, book,......Read More

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Hiya Folks

Isabel A Kulko, Participant

hi ya’ll, my name is Isabel, I am 18 years old, and I live in Brooklyn, New York. Things I love: – pistachio ice cream – citrus fruits – auto correct – real estate – HGTV – organizing my desktop – my......Read More

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Staying Healthy in India

Instructors, Instructor

Dear Students and Parents, As we are sure you know, staying healthy in India will require more vigilance than at home. You will find more information about health and medicines in the Course Prep Manual, and we will be sharing all that we know with......Read More

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Re: Book Swap!

Nick Gredin, Instructor

Great idea, Sophie! This would serve us well during our time in Ladakh – giving everyone plenty to read without having to carry more than one book each. Once we reach Varanasi, we will have access to our Program House’s modest library,......Read More

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Tentative Itinerary

Instructors, Instructor

Dear students, We hope you are getting excited for our time of shared learning in India! We have enjoyed planning for our adventure and the places it will move through, and are happy to share with you this tentative itinerary. This itinerary is......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

India: Himalayas to the Ganges River

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Book Swap!

Sophie Howe, Participant

Hey guys, I know some other people are avid readers too, and I know personally I couldn’t last three months without a few different books to read, so would everyone be into doing a book swap? Just bringing a book that you would be okay with......Read More

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The Pack Yak

Instructors, Instructor

Dear Students and Parents, Packing for such a massive journey as ours is always a challenge, to find the balance in bringing everything you need while avoiding excessive weight. The packing list in the Course Prep Manual (CPM) is an excellent......Read More

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India-Specific Voting Info

Nick Gredin, Instructor

Dear fellow global and (mostly) American citizens, India is the world’s largest democracy, and its struggle for independence from the British Empire is still within the living memory of its elderly citizens. Politics, and especially elections,......Read More

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Ello Guvnah

Lancelot, Participant

Yes, my real name is Lancelot. My dad is a Brit but I lost my accent in preschool! Call me what you wish if you want to save some energy! (He/Him/His) I’m from a few places, namely DC/Delaware and now (for the past few years) Maine. I just......Read More

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See you in 16 days!!

Esmé, Participant

Hey everyone! My name is Esmé and I’m from Toronto, Canada. I’m 18 and graduated from high school this past June; I attended a boarding school in Connecticut. I was on the volleyball and track and field teams as well as a cellist in the......Read More

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Technology in the Field

Instructors, Instructor

In just a few short weeks, we will all be meeting and beginning this incredible journey together. We hope that you are all getting as excited as we are! While you are packing and preparing for the journey, we want to address a few important points......Read More

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India: Himalayas to the Ganges River

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Re: Marka’s Sunscreen Question

Instructors, Instructor

Hi Marka, There are loads of natural cosmetics options in India! You’ll definitely have the opportunity to buy such items, but not necessarily at the very beginning of the course. With sun protection specifically, our answer would be to bring......Read More