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China: South of the Clouds

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Hello from south of the clouds

Gong Jiaju, Participant

Hi everyone, this is Gong, your China instructor. I’m living in Dali, Yunnan and have been here for over two decades. It’s still my favorite place in China. I love to travel and have had many travel experiences all over China. I’ve worked as a......Read More

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Instructor Intro

Kristen Gianaris, Participant

Hello! I apologize for my late introduction. The past few weeks have  been a whirlwind. My name is Kristen and I’ll be one of your instructors this spring! I’m writing to you as I am in transit and have just arrived in Thailand. My......Read More

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Your First Clue: Electronics Policy

Gregory Pettys, Participant

Greetings fellow seekers! Your Instructor Team is eagerly awaiting your arrival over here, in the future, on the other side of that beautiful big blue pond temporarily separating us. We assume you all must be eagerly awaiting further clues as to how......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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more electronics stuff

Harley Kornblum, Participant

Hi, will students on the China trip be able to use email and, if so, will a gmail account work? Also, what is the policy/recommendations regarding e-readers?...Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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Question Re Itinerary

Clara Gardner, Participant

Hi Everyone, My name is Clara Gardner. I’m really excited to go on this three month program. I had a question regarding the itinerary. I know we start in Kunming and end in Beijing. But, I’d love to know, if possible, what the plan is......Read More

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Enter the Dragon

Gregory, Participant

Hello friends! I write to you all now from Thailand, sitting cross legged on the balcony of my adobe home, which my wife and I have been building together for several months now and, I am proud to say, is almost complete! The mountains in the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: South of the Clouds

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Welcome to the Yak Board!

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Spring 2018 students, Welcome to the Dragons community and your course’s Yak Board! You can think of your course’s Yak Board as a online group journal and virtual bulletin board. Pre-course, your instructors will use the board to......Read More