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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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I drew my friends

Livana Hill, Participant

Each little drawing represent a memory with someone in my group. 11 students & 4 instructors are pictured. If you want to see more of my drawings of this trip, look up my instagram art account @livnarte. Hope you enjoy! Miss these people greatly......Read More

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Ciao… FOR NOW

Elly, Instructor

Hello dear family and friends, And with that.. it’s ciao, for now 🙂 The students are departing with a lot of memories, hopes and thoughts floating around them. For some of them it might take a while to formulate the words, until then we hope......Read More

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Aguayos de agradecimiento

Raquel Wigginton, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Hoy el Iván habló sobre el aguayo como una especie de tejido que nos deja conocer a nuestros alrededores y personas nuevas con intención y en un sistema más amplio que nos rodea. The aguayo, or weaving, is probably the most common piece of cloth......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Mountain Mama

Zoe, Participant

Yak of the Week

Powerful, mighty, strong, serene, tranquil, mountains. Throughout this trip I have come to realize the gravity of mountains. They, indeed, have a sort of gravitational pull. Once you start to look at them towering over what seems to be all of......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Dragoncito Update!

Dragoncitos, Participant

Hi friends and family! So sorry for the lack of yaks! We have been busy with what has been called “the worlds busiest X-phase” and have barely had a second to breathe! However, we are having a great time and are enjoying our last weeks......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Yes, I do have siblings !!!

Tash, Participant

I am an only child. This is the response that I gave each and every one of my homestay families along the road the last few months. I have found it fascinating to hear about all the large families that many people have here in Bolivia and Peru. From......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

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Our xphase has begun!!

Raquel, Instructor

¡¡Hola familia y amigos!! Students have their hands full with xphase planning which has commenced as of this evening! We are headed on a night bus to Sucre. We will update you shortly of what our plans are for the next nine days. In the meantime......Read More

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Tidbits from Tiquipaya

Elly, Instructor

Dear Amigxs, It’s hard to believe that our time in Tiquipaya is coming to end. I am currently sitting in the program house sipping on ginger tea while the students are valiantly planning their Expedition Phase. Last weekend some of the students......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Don Alfredo and Jewlery Making

Zoe, Participant

Don Alfredo. A master jewler, an avid basketball fan, a caring father and son, and an owner of two overweight but adorable dogs. When I walked into my ISP on the first day and met Don Alfredo, I thought it was just going to be learning the art of......Read More

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Tiquipaya, hogar dulce hogar

Raquel, Participant

Hello family and friends!!   We are currently in Tiquipaya enjoying the sun and the rain of the altiplano cochabambino that rests at the feet of Tunari. When we rolled into Tiquipaya on Sunday we were welcomed with a wonderful and clear view of......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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mental notes on a trek

Claire Kraemer, Participant

the week leading up to the cordillera real trek was filled with anxiety and a mad dash to collect as many layers and snickers as one could. both things could be used to keep one warm while hiking up to 5,000 meters over the course of 5 days. this,......Read More