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Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Meet Sampela’s family

Instructor, Instructor

Today is the first day of our homestay in Sampela, Wakatobi. After arriving in this village, Andar met us and took us to his home where all the families waited, curious to meet all of the students–their new children for the next 12 days.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Langa

ariella zulch, Participant

Yak of the Week

Saya akan selalu ingat Langa di hatiku. I will always remember Langa in my heart. Moments. Drawing butterflies with my eleven-year-old sister, Ayu, then squealing with her as she colored them in. Cackling with Mama Lina at dinner, snorting and dying......Read More

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Leaving for Sampela!

Instructor, Instructor

Hi! The group is arriving in Wangi-wangi, Wakatobi Southeast Sulawesi safely. We are leaving with the boat tomorrow morning to Sampela, our last homestay. We will have limited communication for about two weeks. Everyone is happy and excited for this......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Water logs

Connor, Participant

X-phase is the portion of the trip where the students are in charge. Students were given a start and finish point and tasked to plan and execute activities for the week of X-phase. Students did everything from booking hotels to budgeting to risk......Read More

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X-Phase

Isabel Dubois, Participant

X-Phase is a week where the students plan the entire week. We have been in Sumba for the past 4 days. Day 1: We began by boarding an eight hour ferry from flores where our homestay was to Waingapu, Sumba. On our ferry we bought ecomony tickets and......Read More

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Group on the move!

Jessica A, Participant

Hi all, The group bid farewell to their Langa host families this morning and are currently on a pelni (boat) now Aimere. They will arrive to Waingapun/Sumba this evening. Attached are some shots from the boat I received and a fun video of the......Read More

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Sedikit Gila

Isabel Dubois, Participant

Yak of the Week

As we wait to board our ferry away from langa, one passage of my journal stands out to me: 10/27: “I have found / re-found a new sense of child in me. I am so much more loving and playful. Today I ran and giggled and skipped and sang under a......Read More

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Village Caper

Jackson, Participant

Village Caper by Jackson Klingelhofer Afternoon sunlight through a faint pink shade, Colors the cement wall, mosquito net and mirror and new paint, Bahasa Langa, shuffling and American pop, Outside my window, the village symphony never stops. When......Read More

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Pictures from the field

Jessica A, Participant

Hi everyone, The instructors have been encouraging the students to Yak more but in the interim I just wanted to share some shots and videos that I just received. I’ve been told that the students are all loving their second homestay in Langa.......Read More

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Videos from Langa

Jessica A, Participant

As promised. The group have been busy exploring around Langa – hiking, picking vegetables, understanding the unique culture and spiritual beliefs – they have had a pretty packed schedule to get the most out of their time. Enjoy!...Read More