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Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Music Links

I-Team, Instructor

We’ve noticed that a lot of folks are passionate about music, which is awesome since Indonesia has vibrant music cultures. If you want to learn a little beforehand, check out some of the links below: Aural Archipelago — This site is......Read More

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Electronics Policy

I-Team, Instructor

As you pack, you’re probably wondering which of your gadgets and gizmos you can take with you on this adventure. We’ll give you some more details on that here. You’ll also find some notes about ATM cards and power converters. Please do not......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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See you in Jakarta!

Jenny Battye, Participant

Hello fellow dragons! My name is Jenny Battye and I’m from Portsmouth, NH, which is a tiny town right on the seacoast. I can’t wait to travel and explore with all of you so soon! I chose this dragons course because of the ruggedness, the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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PRE-COURSE ASSIGNMENTS

I-team, Participant

Hello! We know that you all have been putting a lot of work into packing and preparing for our journey, and we created this assignment in the hopes that it will further prepare us! There are three parts to the assignment: first, to begin to learn......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Q&A: vaccine documentation

Michael, Participant

Q: Two questions concerning student “documentation”: Is a copy of one’s passport sufficient ID for students to carry in country? (especially in the case of a recent high school grad) Do students need to carry any proof of......Read More

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My Introduction

Beck, Participant

Hi! My name is Beck and I live about 15 minutes away from Washington D.C. I really love music and part of the reason I’m going on this program is to increase my knowledge of music by studying Indonesian instruments and such.  I also plan on......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Cash Money – Visas and Spending

Jessica Armstrong, Instructor

Hi all, I’d just like to confirm that every student on the Indonesia program needs to bring $200 USD for visa costs plus an additional ~$100 spending money. Thank you. Jessica Armstrong. SEA Program Director. jessica@wheretherebedragons.com...Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Q&A: return travel

Mina, Participant

Q: Hello! I’m considering the possibility of staying in Indonesia after the program finishes instead of flying back on Dec 6 with the group, and am wondering what the protocol would be? Could I potentially delay my return flight from Jakarta to......Read More

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Greetings from host family

Arnik Raharjo, Participant

Halo,…Let me introduce myself, my name is Arnik, I am a mother with 2 kids, my first son’s name is Andra Anggoro Putro, he is 15 years old, my second child’s name is Adrian Huda Saputro, he is 14 years old. My husband’s name is Ipung......Read More

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Brief Intro

Eddy Connors, Participant

Ayyy what’s up crew! My name’s Eddy, I’m from the suburbs of New York and I’m 17 years old. I’m beyond hype to get going on this trip and meet all of you. A little about myself: I’m very personable and love......Read More

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Kyle’s Introduction

Kyle Huwaldt, Participant

Hey guys! I already posted once but I never introduced myself; My name is Kyle. I’ve always enjoyed traveling and the Costa Rica homestay I did in 7th grade was an amazing experience, so when a Dragons rep came to my high school this spring I......Read More

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Master Packing List

I-team, Instructor

Indonesia Clothing & Equipment MASTER PACKING LIST (Please defer to this one in case of discrepancies) — Selamat Datang Dragons! It’s about time to start that first round of packing. This is when it all starts to feel real! It is less......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Fall Semester Itinerary

Indonesia Instructor Team (I-Team), Instructor

Dear Students and Families, We’re excited to present our tentative itinerary for this Fall. Even as we write this, the instructor team (I-team) is still chatting about the benefit of option A over option B, checking hotel availability, monitoring......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Q&A: About Music

I-team, Participant

Q: Hello! Uh… So I spend about 96% of my waking time listening to music, and of course not having my phone will restrict my access to ~spotify~ haha… I’m just wondering if there are some tips for going without music for three months? Like do......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Q&A: Recent earthquakes in Indonesia

Michael Huwaldt, Participant

Q: As a parent of a participant in the upcoming Indonesia trip I am concerned about the recent earthquakes. More specifically, how does WTBD approach the situation and will the trip be altered because of the seismic activity and consequent damage?......Read More