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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Filled with Gratitude

Andrea & Stephan Badot, Participant

Dear Dragones, As mentioned by another parent, we are filled with gratitude for the instructors and entire Dragons staff for their work with this group of young adults. We have discovered that being parents of young adults is much more challenging......Read More

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Back in the USA

Heidi Fishman, Participant

I saw a tired and happy group arrive in New York.  There were lots of hugs as the group headed off to their various continuing travel arrangements....Read More

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Kunming Farewell

Team Mekong, Participant

It was with full hearts, tears in our eyes, and plentiful laughter that our group said goodbye today at Kunming Airport. As instructors, we are feeling very blessed to have been a part of this cultural learning and creative living opportunity. Until......Read More

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Sampai Jumpa Lagi!

Indonesia Instructor Team, Participant

We have been tethered together by forces beyond our comprehension for the last 3 months. We have gathered in spaces of discomfort, laughter, growth and vulnerability. Through careful examination of our own individual experience and relationship with......Read More

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Student flight has departed!

The Instructors, Instructor

All 9 students are on their American Airlines flight #922 to Miami (Minus Victor and Chris who will continue traveling here in South America). Their flight will stop briefly in Santa Cruz, Bolivia before then flying directly to Miami. Their flight......Read More

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To Parents: A Gratitude

Anna G. Stevens, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Dear Parents of Team India Students, I am writing with a note of gratitude. Perhaps it is unconventional in nature, but I hope you are able to enjoy a cup of chai as you read these words written from a small village in the Indian Himalayas. I am......Read More

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China group on the way home! Thank you!

Jody, Dragons Admin

All students on the group flight home are now through security in Beijing and on their way home. Students traveling independently are also making their way to their next destinations, with the help of instructors and traveling family members. A huge......Read More

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Coming Home

Los Instructores, Instructor

Hello dear family and friends, Yesterday we spent our last day of transference and our second-to-last day on program on La Isla del Sol, where the origin story of the Incas takes place. It was amazing to be on such sacred land, especially at the end......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Qeros

Brooke Anderson, Participant

My host grandpa in Qreros is so well-buried in blankets that when I walk ito the kitchen I don’t even know he’s there. As I help peel potatoes, my host dad explains that the frozen tierra made his father sick. The family asks me for......Read More

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Final Thoughts From Our Group

Student Group, Participant

Yak of the Week

From our students, to those who they love dearly: some thoughts on departing from our space here in Bolivia and re-integrating into an environment that may now seem foreign. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In South America, I… In South......Read More

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Students say goodbye

Himalaya B ITeam, Instructor

With tears and smiles, hugs, handshakes and hi 5s, the time has come for our Him B students to say goodbye to their I-Team and Nepal. Students are checked in for their flights and awaiting boarding at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu.......Read More

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Closure Yak

Anna Hartzell and Nina Lissarrague, Participant

During transference we were asked to write what we had learned from our three months in Indonesia. Rather than focusing on the more academic lessons we learned, this exercise drew attention towards our emotional changes. So in closure we would like......Read More