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Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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The next step

Colin, Instructor

Cathay Pacific 770 just took off carrying our group towards Hong Kong on the way to be reunited with family and home. Amidst tearful goodbyes, we stopped to show off the perfected squat we’ve been developing over three months moving through......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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News From Sampela

Kyle, Participant

We arrive in Sampela after spending a few nights in western-style hotels, travel weary and excited to meet our final homestay families. Sampela is initially a very alien place; rickety wooden boardwalks wind through stilted houses, and the ocean......Read More

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Chaotic Dividers

Ellie Wooden, Participant

Yak of the Week

This trip truly meant the world to me… Throughout my life my teachers and friends have always refered to themselves and myself as “American citizens” (I do not disagree, the quotes are to provide a point). A few years back I began......Read More

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Ibu Arnie

Jackson Klingelhofer, Participant

Our time could not be bought with my Ibu. I miss you Ibu. To whom it may consume, soon I will skip school, I will move to see you, our time will bloom. There will be no red rule, we can get matching tattoo, We can eat sate every night, You and I......Read More

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Maggi

Connor Larson, Participant

Affection comes in many forms Locking me in a pitch black bathroom an hour after meeting me is, without a doubt, the most true form. We were brothers from the beginning. Always seeking knowledge, always sharing knowledge. I will miss our time......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Dear Nenek (Grandmother)

Morgan Vigo, Participant

I was going to start off by saying I wish I knew more bahasa Indonesia during my stay in Jogja. It would have allowed for more conversation but I think our limited communication made our relationship that much more special. We surprised each other.......Read More

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Sampela Thanksgiving

Ariella, Participant

Yak of the Week

I am awoken by a symphony; shrieking children, yelling conversations, the thunder of footsteps, chickens screaming… I moan, roll off my mat, and stumble out of my room into the kitchen. I creep outside onto our woven bamboo porch, where I find......Read More

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Group on the move

Jessica A, Participant

Hello family and friends of our Indonesia Fall Dragons! I just wanted to update you that the team have left their aquatic homestay in Sampela and are now on route to their final destiantion (Bira) where they will wrap up their course. The group now......Read More

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The Ocean

Olivia W, Instructor

As we move back into Sampela, our homestay village on the sea, I’m left thinking about the connection I feel to the ocean, and wanted to share this quote I recently read: “Our life, it probably began inside of the ocean. About four......Read More