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Saying Goodbye

Zoe Larson, Participant

Disclaimer! The picture attached was taken right after I wrote this yak, has nothing to do with the context of this yak, just a photo of the ladie$$$$$ p.s hi mom 🙂 Just two days ago we left out homestay families, who have put a roof over our......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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Senegalese Ideas of American Culture

Charlie Compton, Participant

The U.S.A is a place of wonder for my homestay family in Temento Samba and it seemed odd to me that they found it to be such. During my free time with my family I talked a lot about my life in the U.S.A with current political conflicts,......Read More

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Prayers and intentions

Arvin Singh Uzunov Dang, Instructor

Surrounded, Lauren is stopped in her tracks. We were both surprised by the immensity of this scene in the forested ridge behind Namo Gompa. This shot was completely candid. Tibetan prayer flags are a familiar feature of the Himalaya, usually drawn......Read More

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Homestay Parties and Goodbyes

Instructors, Instructor

This Saturday was our homestay party. As part of their expedition phase, students had worked throughout the week to organize the food, decorations and entertainment for the party. In addition to some amazing live Nepali musicians, the students sang......Read More

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Bhaktapur!!

Charlotte Biche, Participant

Hello all!! We arrived in Bhaktapur around 11 am, after saying goodbye to our Kathmandu homestay families early this morning. Everyone is doing well, despite our sad goodbyes. We all got on the bus to Bhaktapur, threw our trekking packs into the......Read More

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Expedition Phase!

Instructors, Instructor

It’s an exciting time here in Varanasi. As we write at 5:00am, in our program house for the last time, our students are milling about, grabbing their things, making sure we haven’t forgotten anything, and heading out the door to travel......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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Times of Day

Fran, Participant

The sun creeps into my hut through the cracks in the door. I can hear the faint sound of the morning news coming from my family’s radio. The sing-songy Pulaar is quickly interrupted by the crow of a rooster, signaling that it is time to wake up.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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Lost

Phoebe, Participant

Yak of the Week

I’ve been leaving parts of myself behind in Senegal. I left a bra in Mouit. The brand new crocodile earring that disappeared into the sand one night in Dene. I’ve lost endless, endless strands of hair. A lens cap in the mountains of Ibel. A......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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丽江//Lijiang

Mercedes, Participant

Hey friends and family! Sorry for not checking in sooner, but the group has been having a jam-packed two days in Lijiang. So far, we’ve had time to explore the old town, we’ve had a lecture with a traditional Chinese medicine doctor, and......Read More

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ISP Presentations!

Instructors, Participant

Today our students gave final presentations about their Independent Study Projects (ISP). Each presentation lasted roughly 30 minutes, and were all interesting, engaging, and fun to hear. John presented on his paper, Insight Into Blacksmithing in......Read More

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Singa

Sam Speight, Participant

The gate opens slowly as not to disturb the black mountain. The birds on the mountain start to fly away cause of the impending encounter. The rivers that run down the mountain become a clear brown and raise. The roots of the mountain start to rise......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

India: Himalayas to the Ganges River

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ISP Presentations

Marka, Participant

Hello family and friends! I’m writing from the Sparrow Café, where we are all tucked into a tiny back room on floor cushions. Everyone’s bag is open in front of them, with our notebooks turned to summary sheets and art projects ready to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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the significance of ita

Claire Kraemer, Participant

my name for the past two months to everyone besides the 15 people of my dragons program has been clara. it was a natural transition from my spanish class name and did not even think about it that much when I first introduced myself as this. I did......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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X-PHASE PERFORMING

Dragons AAB, Participant

Hi parents and other faithful readers!! Last night we kicked off our X-phase by catching an 8:30pm night bus (just barely) after a meaningful and delicious goodbye dinner with our host families and a very efficient clean up of the Tiquipaya program......Read More