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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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Sweet Memories

Esmé, Participant

Over the past few months I have tried to taste as many Indian sweets as possible. When I first began my mission, the task was daunting. The most popular flavours were unfamiliar to me (saffron, rose, pistachio) and they came in varieties I had......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

India: Himalayas to the Ganges River

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How playing with Fire will save the Dying Arts

Caroline, Participant

I have always had a soft spot for the dying arts. These arts were things people used to devote their whole lives to; things they would spend every waking hour practicing, and would pass on through generations of their families. These arts are slowly......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

India: Himalayas to the Ganges River

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For The Love of Sitar

Sam Speight, Participant

The first day I met Neerajh I was nervous to say the least. I had no idea how a strange man I met only 3 weeks ago was going to be one of the closest relationships I made in Varanasi. I had no idea what I had gotten myself into and now that I think......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

India: Himalayas to the Ganges River

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Texts from Trap Phones

Sophie Howe, Participant

In Varanasi, because of the nature of the city, phones are required for us students to communicate with our Instructors, ISP mentors, home stay families, and each other, of course. These are no iPhones, or Androids, my friends. These are the kinds......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

India: Himalayas to the Ganges River

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Thoughts on Transference

Julia, Participant

One of our tasks during this period of Transference was to post a final yak. I, like most human beings, find it incredibly difficult to write something meaningful and deep on such short notice and under such a time crunch. Instead, have some......Read More

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My Vision of India

Kate Middleton, Participant

My vision of India changes every day: it developes and it transcends, it is altered and it is cemented. As we all sit on a train after a day of travel which takes us away from Varanasi, the city we have learned to live in, I am filled with......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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Return International Group Flight Information

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Fall 2018 China Semester Families, It is hard to believe that 3 months have passed since your student embarked on this incredible adventure! It won’t be long until students will be boarding their planes back home. We are sure you are......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A, Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group B, Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group C

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Return International Group Flight Information

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Fall 2018 Nepal Semester Families, It is hard to believe that 3 months have passed since your student embarked on this incredible adventure! It won’t be long until students will be boarding their planes back home. We are sure you are......Read More