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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group A

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Boca Pariumanu

Ben, Instructor

Hi Everyone, We have been spending an absolutely beautiful week here in the community of Boca Pairumanu in the Peruvian Amazon. Jhas, Ana, and I spent time here during our summer course, and it has been so rewarding to return. Walking through the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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An Adventure In the Flea Market

Eliana, Participant

I stopped and stared. Stretched out in front of me, in both directions is a river of stores, booths, and vendors, filling up the street and pouring out into side alleys and properties when there isn´t room. This chaotic patchworks of commerce, is......Read More

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Pico Austria

Olivia, Participant

Yesterday we returned from the mountains after camping at the base of a glacial lake at around 15,000 feet. For the past two days we trecked in the area going on day hikes first to the glaciar, some of us drinking from the fresh streams that flowed......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Cordillera Dreaming

Tabita Doujad, Participant

I want to tell about two of the places we have seen in the days that we were able to spend in the mountains of the Cordillera Real. While our experiences of these places were made complex and difficult at times by circumstances and happenings......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Transition to Peru

The Instructors, Participant

Dear friends and families, Yesterday we came back form our trek at the bottom of a mountain called Condoriri. We enjoyed this trek so much as a group. We were able to touch a glacier and hike to the top of a near peak (Pico Austria) and see a large......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Heading out to the mountains

The instructors, Instructor

Dear Families and Friends, In the past two days we have been dealing with a violation of a red rule of a couple of students. For that reason we needed to come back to the city where internet access and the communication with our office allowed us to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Cordillera Real Trek Day One

Leah G, Participant

Today was a reminder of the magic trekking can do for a group. At 6:30 this morning we all lugged our big packs from our homestays to Teatro Trono to leave for our trek in the Cordillera Real. At the top of the seven flights of stairs was an amazing......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Into the mountains

The instructors, Instructor

Dear friends and families, We are on our way to our second trek today. We have been staying in EL Alto for the last week and we have loved every day of this experience. As some of you might know, yesterday we had a goodbye party with our homestay......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Graffitisimo

Johnny, Participant

Hola from the high city of El Alto. The group just got done in Tikuipaya and we are again on the MOVE. I just wanted to talk about my experience with the art of street art on this day today. Lets get into it shall we? Street art (aka graffiti, but......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Endless Summer

Logan Ruch, Participant

I have been experiencing summer and all the adventures it brings for the past eight months. It started in Moab, Utah for spring break. Escaping the snow capped mountains of Colorado for the dry mystical playground of the Utah desert. My two best......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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things i will miss about tiquipaya

Ella, Participant

El tiempo ha volado. Time flies. It´s time to leave Tiquipaya, a place that´s come to feel like home after living with families here for a month.  There’s a lot  I´m going to miss about being here, but some of the most precious things are......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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adios tiquipaya

sophie, Participant

last night we had a goodbye party during which we would thank our homestay families and present our ISPs. we were told to tell our homestay families to come at 4:30 with the expectation that they would show up at 5:00. most families showed up by......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Backpack Yak

Katherine, Participant

Yak of the Week

By now there are probably hundreds of stories I could tell about my time here in Bolivia. From our group´s first card game in the Miami airport to my trufi ride only minutes ago, I have collected memory after memory, recording as many as I can in......Read More

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Our community in Tiquipaya

Jhasmany, Instructor

Dear families, Tiquipaya is our new home for these four weeks. Our homestays families have been taking care of all of us. We are blessed to be living in such a welcoming community. Every morning I wake up with the birds singing outside of my window.......Read More

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Tiquipaya Days

Tabita Doujad, Participant

Yak of the Week

Our group has been living in Tiquipaya for two weeks and two days now. There have been so many moments that feel priceless, rich with the opportunity to learn. I have been reflecting, lately, on what learning means to me. Real learning at this stage......Read More