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Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Thought #1

Isabel Wrubel, Participant

This is the first of many posts I will be publishing. It is a personal series, of sorts. While most other students on this program will supply readers with the activities we’ve done and the places we’ve been, I’ll be using this blog space to......Read More

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Saludos pa la banda

Romina Beltran Lazo, Participant

Hola a todos! Les escribo en espanol porque hace mucho que no lo escribo o lo hablo. Este yak es para mi familia pero si les apetece  son mas que bienvenidos a leerlo, igual y hasta les sirve para practicar su espanol:) Familia Belazo, Estos......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Mr. Roach

Olivia Meehan, Participant

Dear Mr. Roach, You greeted me so hospitably, rolling around on the floor On your back you waved your legs, knowing what was in store I killed you once the other night but you reappeared, gave me a fright In the shower, then disappeared from sight......Read More

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Welcome To The Jungle

KATE TREAT, Participant

Day One: Five days ago we all woke up for an early breakfast at 7:30 AM. After munching down on some delicious Indonesian food, we divided into “slow” and “slower” groups for the 4 hour trek into the jungle. The hike was full of slippery,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Park fun with my host family!

Nina Lissarrague, Participant

Selamat sore! Last night my host Mom Wuri and twelve year old brother Erros took me on an outing to the Alon Park near our house. We played traditional Indonesian games like trust walks with a blindfold and practiced walking (or in my case, falling)......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Love At First Bite

Isabel Wrubel, Participant

This Valentine’s Day I met someone special. He sprung upon me on our hike through the Ketambe Rainforest. I did not notice my lecherous lover at first. He could not resist the allure of my scandalously bare ankles. Oh! What a love mark he gave me.......Read More

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Ketambe days

Student Group, Participant

Selamat Pagi (maybe Selamat Malam for you!)   As soon as we arrived to Wisma China Alam Guest House, a lovely bungalow residence in which we are staying in Ketambe, a small village in the province of Ache, the seemingly endless travel day was......Read More

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ISP

Keshet, Olivia, Rita, Participant

What is an Independent Study Project (ISP)? The ISP is a way for you to pursue something you are excited about. The majority of the hands-on ISP work is done in Jogja because that’s where we have the most consistent access to mentors/teachers in......Read More

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INTRO

Olivia Meehan, Participant

Hello! My name is Olivia. I was born in London and moved to the Bay area when I was 10. I went to a small High School in Haight Ashbury and will be attending Pitzer College in Claremont next year. I spent the first two months of my Gap year working......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Final Departure Reminders!

Carin, Dragons Admin

The time has finally arrived – you’re heading off to Indonesia for an amazing 3 month adventure! We are so excited for you! Please read the following information carefully, as it contains all the details you’ll need for a successful,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Traveling, Planes and Health

Indonesia I-Team, Participant

Hi Everybody, Currently we (the i-team) are gearing up in Chiangmai, Thailand, where we have been having our own orientation and training with the other Dragons Asia instructors before heading back to Yogyakarta (Jogja) to finish some last minute......Read More