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Guerilla Warfare

Connor, Participant

These days I go to sleep ready for battle. I know I will not sleep through the night. If it is not cockroaches crawling up my legs, rats scurrying in the ceiling, or mosquitoes flying by my ear, I can always count on one sure thing to wake me up:......Read More

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The Things I See

Kyle, Participant

Yak of the Week

I reluctantly drag myself off my mattress. It’s 4am in the quaint rice-farming village of Ngrambe. Lutfi and Yudha, my host brother and sister, are already up and ready to go watch the sun rise over Mount Lawu. The three friends they brought......Read More

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Group Safe after recent earthquakes in Indonesia

Jessica A, Dragons Admin

Hello families and friends  of our Indonesia students, I’d just like to repeat that the group is safe in Yogyakarta following two more earthquakes over 5.5 magnitude that struck on the east side of Java and in West Papua. They have one more......Read More

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Jogya Street Art

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hi families! We had a great day yesterday wandering a suburb of Jogja that hosts a number of artists and a dazzling array of street art decorating fences and sides of houses. Jogja is one of the main artistic centers of Indonesia and covered with......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

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Javanese time

Mina, Participant

The instant I found myself entranced amid the bustling cultural capital of Java, I realised that nothing in Yogyakarta is linear. A maze of colourful streets lined with delectable food carts and blooming with graffiti art intersect in complicated......Read More

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Thoughts from Ketambe Jungle

Mina, Participant

Yak of the Week

9/24/18 Today, I walked passed an enormous, majestic tree, with a myriad of intertwining branches sprouting in every direction, like a Hindu goddess stretching her abundance of arms in a serene yawn under the glow of the nascent morning sun.......Read More

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A week in my life

Tatum Fortney, Participant

This week was a immense transition from jungle to city to say the least. Starting with a glorious 10 hour drive through the mountains at 4 AM, but hey, plenty of time for group bonding. From being surrounded by orangutans drifting through the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

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A Walk in the Park

Connor, Participant

We have been at our home stays for a week and have a year’s worth of stories. We have learned so much about the people, culture, and most importantly, ourselves. Here is one of the many stories I have that has allowed me to discover something......Read More

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A lil observation?

Thorne WS, Participant

Hey there whoever’s reading this, I’m just posting a nice observation rather than a story or a experience because I can’t think of one that I’d be able to flesh out to the degree that it deserves. But I’ve not noticed......Read More

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The log experience

Beck Friedman, Participant

Yak of the Week

As the upcoming first Independent Study Project (ISP) day was getting closer, I was getting more and more nervous. Being the only Dragons student in the Indonesia program to choose the studies of traditional music of Java, there was no wonder why I......Read More

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Realization

Ellie, Participant

Realization is a powerful yet underrated word, we experience it in our everyday lives but it often goes unnoticed. While on my way to the program house I walk by the river, I have and will always love rivers. Although this one is nothing like my......Read More

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Mandi

Ariella Zulch, Participant

I stumble out of my room at 7 in the morning, groggy and yawning. My ibu gestures to the bathroom, “Mandi, Ariella!” I nod hastily and grab my shampoo and sarong. In the bathroom, the floor and walls are tile, slanted so the water drains......Read More

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Perspective

Kyle Huwaldt, Participant

Perspective is why, essentially, the reason why we see things differently from other people. It is the ever-present filter between our senses and our mind, and it is often difficult to perceive. Our perspective is an amalgamation of our past......Read More

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Urban Living in Yogyakarta

Jackson Klingelhofer, Participant

At about 11pm, after long talks with my home-stay family, es teh (ice tea), and santai-santai (relaxing) I settle into my humble, but comfortable room. As fatigue from daily activities and city life overcomes me and I slowly drift off, the sounds of......Read More