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Group on the move

Jessica A, Participant

Hello family and friends of our Indonesia Fall Dragons! I just wanted to update you that the team have left their aquatic homestay in Sampela and are now on route to their final destiantion (Bira) where they will wrap up their course. The group now......Read More

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X-Phase: The New Regime

Instructors, Participant

Welcome to Amritsar, where the Temples are Golden, the Baghs are Jallianwala, and the students are the instructors. We run it now. Following an early morning taxi to a slightly less-early flight, a brief foray in the New Delhi metro, and a delirious......Read More

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I promise I’m human

Anonymous, Participant

01100011000010101000110101001/-// c o n v e r t i n g+{initiate language protocol} Mom, Julia is my mom. Today, a mere three inches from my right ear, she slowly sung a song of moderation. One to stop me from breaking my codex, so I could fit......Read More

WTBD yaks from Mekong

Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Boat Ride to Paradise

River Thomas, Participant

All 14 of us piled onto two boats for a boat trip around the island on some of the smallest boats imaginable. I asked the mother of a muslim family and her husband, the boat driver, what it was like to live on the island. To my surprise, she......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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Complete blur of beauty

Kyle, Participant

In my journey throughout Temento Samba, it was a complete blur of beauty. It went by so fast, I never knew it was possible to create a bond so fast compared too my first homestay which was 2 weeks longer. It’s even sweeter because I have a......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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A collection of 6 word memoirs from Temento Samba

Shannon and Lauren, Participant

During the first week of our semester, our instructor Cam introduced us to six word memoirs. Sitting in the round tower, on the woven mat, in the breeze of Mouit, we learned that sometimes you only need six words to capture a moment, memory, or......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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Reflections on Core Reader Part II

Chris, Participant

I had a lot of free time in Temento Samba, not having my guitar–the greatest time consumer for me next to Netflix and Youtube. In between visiting friends, I ended up reading a lot. The free time compells me to read, and I had access to the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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Temento Samba

Akiva Axelrad-Hausman, Participant

I’m sitting under a mango tree, staring at a cow. In none other of my homes could I do this. In this home, I walk through other people’s yards to get home. As I walk, I pass by smiling faces and joyful calls of, “Dienabu!”, my name in this......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group C

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Reflections

Harrison Bushnell, Participant

Yak of the Week

It seems obvious that self-image (how we perceive our personality, worth, and attractiveness to the outside world) is eternally tied to our literal self-image (how we appear in photos, mirrors, etc.). I was pondering self-image during our 14-day......Read More

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Morning light

Micah LeMasters, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Winter has quietly settled into the Kathmandu valley and cold air has begun to sneak in with pealing prayer bells that find their way in through my open window in the morning. The ancient kingdom of Patan wakes up gracefully with freshly prepared......Read More