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Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Intro

Romina Beltran Lazo, Participant

Hi guys, I’m pretty awkward writing about myself so here we go: my name is Romina and I’m from Guadalajara, Mexico. I grew up there and then moved to the US for high school to an alternative boarding school in Vermont, but I go back home every......Read More

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Intro

Peter, Participant

Hey all, my name is Peter and I’m super excited to meet you all very soon. I’m from a small town in Connecticut called Weston. I graduated last year from Weston High School. I played football all four years of high school and played......Read More

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Intro

Jacob Cook, Participant

Hey Guys! Hope you are all getting as stoked as I am to be off doing something new for three months. My name is Jake and I am getting super stoked to meet everyone and begin our journey. I have an older sister who is a sophomore at UNC Chapel Hill.......Read More

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Hey Everybody!

Matt Killea, Participant

What’s up everyone? My name is Matt Killea, and I live in Coronado, California, which is like a peninsula off San Diego. Last May, I graduated from a small boarding school near Santa Barbara named Cate School, and am heading to Cal Poly SLO next......Read More

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INTRODUCTION :)

Kate Treat, Participant

HEY GUYS!!! My name is Kate and I live in Austin, Texas. I am currently on my gap year after graduating from high school this past year. Over these past few months, I have been working at a juice/smoothie truck and at an after school program with......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Tentative Itinerary

I-team: Olivia, Rita, & Keshet, Participant

Dear Students and Families, We’re excited to present our tentative itinerary for this Spring. Even as we write this, the instructor team is still chatting about the benefit of option A over option B, checking hotel availability, monitoring the......Read More

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Sugeng Rawuh!

Cecilia, Participant

Halo everyone, How are you? I am very excited to get chance to greet you here. My name is Cecilia, called me Lia. I have a son named Nicho (6years old). We lived with my parents; bapak Thomas and Ibu Titin in Giwangan area, near Kota Gede silver......Read More

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Introduction

Anna Hartzell, Participant

Hi Everyone! My name is Anna and I’m from Austin, Texas.  I’m taking a gap year before starting at Bryn Mawr College this coming fall.  I’m hoping to go pre-med in college, but am still figuring out what to major in; I currently......Read More

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Greetings from host family

Arnik Raharjo, Participant

Halo,…Let me introduce myself, my name is Arnik, I am a mother with 2 kids, my first son’s name is Andra Anggoro Putro, he is 15 years old, my second child’s name is Adrian Huda Saputro, he is 14 years old. My husband’s name is Ipung......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Electronics Policy

Keshet Miller, Participant

Hey ya’ll! As you pack, you’re probably wondering which of your gadgets and gizmos you can take with you on this adventure. We’ll give you some more details on that here. You’ll also find some notes about ATM cards and power converters.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Pre-Course Assignments

I-team: Olivia, Rita, & Keshet, Participant

Hello! We know that you all have been putting a lot of work into packing and preparing for our journey, and we created this assignment in the hopes that it will further prepare us! There are three parts to the assignment: first, to begin to learn......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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INTRODUCING OURSELVES AND USING THE YAK BOARD

The i-team: Rita, Keshet & Olivia, Participant

Hi Everyone, Welcome to the Yak board. This will be our number one place to communicate before the course begins. Once we begin our adventure, this is where we will share observations and details about our location and plans so our friends and......Read More

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Introduction

Nina Lissarrague, Participant

Hi Friends! Here’s my little introduction: My name is Nina and I live in Shelburne Vermont. I went to a tiny Waldorf school (quirky german arts based education) through senior year, and now I’m taking a gap year before attending Hamilton......Read More

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Introduction

Isabel Wrubel, Participant

Hello! My name is Isabel Wrubel, but I usually go by Izzy. I’m from Berkeley, California, and I’ll be attending Wesleyan University next year. My main academic interests include Art History and Computer Science. It seems as though I’m the......Read More

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Bahasa Indonesia

Rita Sri Suwantari, Participant

Apa kabar murid-murid Naga! (How are you Dragons’s students!) Bellow are few basic Indonesian phrases that you can start practicing at home and on the plane to Indonesia. You’ll quickly realize how even a few words in Bahasa Indonesia can help......Read More