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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group A

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Having A Hard Time Typing on a Bolivian Keyboard

Olivia, Sophia, Madeline, Participant

hey guys. it´s us. We´re currently on a goose chase for coca and llipta in Caroico (sp?) and adjusting to typing on a Bolivian keyboard. Feeling like dumb American tourists currently. Hopefully by the end of the trip we will feel like confident,......Read More

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Landed in Bolivia!

Parker, Instructor

The students have arrived safely in La Paz and the group is all together. From the airport we will be taking transportation to Coroico, a beautiful small town in the Yungas, for four days of orientation. Coroico is at 5000 feet (1525 meters), a much......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Final Departure Reminders!

Carin, Dragons Admin

The time has finally arrived – you’re heading off to South America 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

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Greetings from Bolivia!

Instructors, Instructor

Hi Students, Greetings from Bolivia!  We instructors are at Samaipata, outside the city of Santa Cruz, adding last minute touches to our course.  We are so excited to finally meet you all in person at the La Paz airport in a little bit less than a......Read More

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last minute intro/bio

Pat Macdonald, Participant

It’s definitely late in the game for an introduction (only 6 days left!) but here goes: My name is Pat, I just graduated from high school in Maine, and I’m heading to college at Princeton NJ next fall. I hadn’t originally planned......Read More

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Hi!

Eliza Cochran, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Eliza and I am from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Right now, I am taking a year off before I go back to Georgetown University in the fall. I am psyched to start this new adventure. I love the outdoors and hiking, so I am really......Read More

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Que pasa?

Sophia Kelleher, Participant

Hello! I’m so pumped to start this trip and to meet you all!  But now that the days are counting down I’m getting a little sad that I have to say goodbye to my family and friends. It will be my first time in South America.  I am very......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Bolivia and Peru in recent news

Parker, Instructor

Please read these recent news articles about Bolivia and Peru to start getting yourself informed!   Bolivia Tells President His Time Is Up. He Isn’t Listening. With Subway in the Sky, Valley Meets Plateau. The Ecological Catastrophe that......Read More

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!!

Margo Muyres, Participant

Your bios already have me hooked and so excited to speak with you guys! I’m from Evanston IL (I live a couple blocks outside Chicago) and it’s a progressive bubble that has already proven hard to leave. I spent most of last semester in Kenya on......Read More

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How to Prepare for Our Treks:

Parker, Instructor

A lot of Dragons students haven’t heard the word trekking used in context before. I want to provide some details about our upcoming treks in the Andes so you are prepared. Trekking is hard.  Our treks in South America may be one of the hardest......Read More

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A Few Things

Devan Udall, Participant

The first is just a tip for you all that I couldn’t help sharing: on my recent travels, I used my regular debit card (Wells Fargo) to withdraw money from foreign ATMs and ended up wasting nearly a hundred dollars in ATMs fees in 6 weeks. I was......Read More

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Good Hello Everyone!

Madeline Knauer, Participant

Hey everyone! I’ve been reading your introductions, so I figured it was about time to write one of my own. My name is Madeline. Some people call me that. Some people call me Maddie. Some people call me Lena. Some people call me Mads. I’ll......Read More