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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group A

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Hi all!

Leah, Participant

  Hello all my name is Leah. I am nineteen and from Durham, North Carolina. I graduated from high school in May and am going to Middlebury College in the spring. Being the third child, the culture around the house for me is lenient and casual.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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FOI thoughts

Sophie, Participant

 Individualist cultures: as the name suggests, very much about the individual. People tend to describe themselves in terms of their own characteristics, rather than group ones, and feel a need to stand out and be unique. Being independent and......Read More

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Hi everyone!

Mira Bader, Participant

1.  Hi everyone! My name is Mira and I just graduated from high school in Palo Alto, California (just a little south of San Francisco). This course is part of the gap year I’m taking before attending the University of Michigan next year. I spent......Read More

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What’s up doods!/ Assignment #1

Logan Ruch, Participant

Hi! My name is Logan Ruch and I’ve grown up in Boulder, Colorado. My culture is being outside and spending time in nature. I spend most of my free time outside from backpacking and hiking to mountain biking and rock climbing. For me, the outdoors......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Thoughts on & Answers to our Pre-Course...

Tabita Doujad, Participant

Hello again from Tabita! I won’t pretend that I know what I’m talking about after only a bit of online research, but here are some thoughts I’ve found on individualist and collectivist cultures. (A tiny heads up: I tend to ramble,......Read More

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Hey!

Ella Nasi, Participant

Hey everyone! I’m Ella, and I’m so excited to finally meet y’all and go on this adventure:) I was born and raised in Austin, Texas, I’m 18, and just graduated high school. After we get back to the U.S. I’ll be attending Middlebury College......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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QUESTION!

Sophie, Participant

This is just a question, not an official post but I realized I’m sure what brand of tuperware to get for the trip and I was wondering if you had any suggestions! Thanks...Read More

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Hi!

Sophie Meinen, Participant

Hi I’m Sophie! I really liked Tabita’s idea of doing an intro before writing a longer reflective post so that’s what this is. I’m from Chappaqua NY, a suburb about fifty minutes outside of NYC. I’m 18 and I’m......Read More

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Hello!

Katherine Koehler, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Katherine and I’m from Cornwall, Vermont (just outside of Middlebury). I’m taking a gap year before attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My family owns an apple orchard, I like to Nordic ski, and I am very......Read More

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Hello new friends!

Tabita Doujad, Participant

Hello! My name is Tabita and I’m thrilled to be a part of this beautiful experience. I’m 18 years old and have just “graduated” from my wonderful years spent unschooling (homeschooling, but think a little more hippy!).......Read More

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Our Exciting Tentative Itinerary!

The Instructors, Instructor

Dear students it is finally here, This is our tentative itinerary for our time in Peru and Bolivia. We are really excited to present this to you!  We have been working on this plan for a couple of weeks now and hope that you will get as excited......Read More

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Hey Everyone!

Ben Daley, Instructor

Dear travelers, Like many of you, I have been anticipating this moment for quite a while. Our months together in Bolivia and Peru will be my first semester course with Dragons, an opportunity I have been working toward for the past few years. Today......Read More