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Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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two and a half weeks in

Morgan, Participant

Something important I have noticed within every community we are welcomed to is the caring attitude Indonesians constantly express. Living with my family in Jogja I have yet to lack a necessity before my Ibu (mother), Bapak (father), or Nanek......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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indo life.

Isabel DuBois, Participant

As we settle into routine here in Jojga there is still such variation in the day which seems to stem from something distinctly Indonesian.  There is contrast and contradiction every where in the city which i think provides the variation in the day.......Read More

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Group visits a local mosque

Instructors, Instructor

Yesterday our crew made a visit to a local mosque, and pak Anang, the imam, or spiritual leader of the mosque, took the time to share some background information with us. He explained the difference between the two major sects in Indonesia, and......Read More

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Home away from home!

I-team, Participant

These are few pictures from our homestay families in Jogjakarta. This weekend is the first time they spend two days, saturday and sunday, with their families. The students are quickly adjusting to family life here as their families adjust to their......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Group Safe and in Yogyakarta

Dragons Risk Management Team, Participant

A quick update to confirm that the Dragons Indonesia semester group is safely in their homestays in Yogyakarta on the island of Java. Some of you may have heard news of the recent 7.5 magnitude earthquake near central Sulawesi and the tsunami that......Read More

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Painting in the Rainforest

Ariella Zulch, Participant

Sitting on a boulder, brush in hand, I found my peace. I listened to the rushing river, the screeching cicadas, the calls of thousands of birds… the jungle is never silent. I’d never seen so many shades and shapes of green in my life.......Read More

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Jungle Person

Jenny Battye, Participant

Yak of the Week

We didn’t step into the jungle. We were devoured by it. Gunung Leuser National Park in Northern Sumatra is a primary rainforest, so the trees stretch higher than most necks can even crane. Giant Jungle ants creep along graceful Lilliana vines......Read More

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 Week 1: Sumatra!

Student Group, Participant

Hi everyone, We’ve been dealing with some power outages and lack of signal. The students compiled the following post over the last few days: – I love you, Mom and Dad. This trip is amazing. My favorite thing so far is playing with the......Read More

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Arrival in Jakarta

I-Team, Participant

The group of students who were taveling together have arrived safely and we were happy to welcome them to Indonesia! We will be posting again soon with an update when both of the students who traveled independently have arrived....Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Q&A: New flight confirmation #

Courtney fortney, Participant

Could you please send us the new confirmation number for the China airline flights and seat sections. Are you all sure the flight is completely out of any part of the typhoon’s path?  The latest update says it has turned into a category 5 with......Read More

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Intro

Tatum, Participant

Hi, I’m Tatum. I’m 18 years old from Houston, Texas. Although I do love big cities and the south, the lack of any significant topography excluding hills and lakes can get extremely boring. I’ve gone to Aspen every summer since I......Read More