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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B



Instructor Team, Instructor

Check out these recent news articles our friends in Group A found about Bolivia and Peru: Bolivia Tells President His Time Is Up. He Isn’t Listening. With Subway in the Sky, Valley Meets Plateau. The Ecological Catastrophe that Turned a Vast......Read More


Hi There!

Mary Ren Moench, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Mary Renwick, but I go by Mary Ren. I can’t believe our grand adventure is only a week away! I have been looking forward to this trip since the beginning of my gap year. I am extremely excited to improve my Spanish skills,......Read More



Asa Ackerly, Participant

What’s up everybody, I’m Asa and I’m from San Francisco. I’m in the middle of a gap year and have spent the first half it working for the National Parks Service and then at a sports store. I love playing sports, being......Read More


About Me

Becca Bleier, Participant

Hello everyone – My name is Becca Bleier! I graduated a semester early from High School with the goal of traveling before heading to college, which is how I found Dragons. I have a strong interest in animals and Game of Thrones, as well as......Read More


Hola hola!

Annabelle Schofield, Participant

Hola compañeros! Me llamo Annabelle and I am so excited to meet all of you lovely people! A little about me… I love the closeness that comes with passing time as a small group. I am an only child (one of the good ones I hope), so I am constantly......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B



Charlotte Badot, Participant

Hi guys, I am usually a really outgoing, adventurous, and fun-loving person, but NOT in the mornings. The one thing I am definitely the most excited for is fixing my sleep schedule. I want to be able to wake in the morning with a smile instead of a......Read More



Isabel Anderson, Participant

I’m Izzy! I spent this past fall and winter of my gap year volunteering, working locally as a nanny, and taking care of my younger siblings. One thing I can tell you about myself is that I am not typically an adventurous person. So I’m going to......Read More


Presenting A&A Group B’s Tentative...

Sandy, Raquel, Erick and Zack, Instructor

Dear Dragons, Welcome to your course. Over the past few weeks we have been evaluating past courses, our own experience and expertise, and, most importantly, your passions and interests to design an itinerary for our upcoming semester together. We......Read More



Jack Oliver, Participant

“Happy New Year”, someone said to me yesterday, a bit strange since 2018 started more than two weeks ago. But I guess it is finally the “New Year”, life is starting to settle down again after the holidays. Having said goodbyes to my......Read More


A&A Group B Technology Policy

Instructor Team, Participant

Greetings Students, Technology can be amazing. It has the ability to connect people in the most remote parts of the world, to spread ideas and to inspire us. However, we’re sure you’ve seen the ugly side of technology as well. Tools like......Read More


Packing Tips

Los instructores, Instructor

Hola queridos estudiantes, I will admit one thing up front (Raquel here speaking for a sec), PACKING is something I dread. Every time I have to pack for an adventure I find myself on the phone with my mom asking for her advice and really wishing she......Read More



Sandy Pinto, Instructor

Hey dear Dragons! I am very happy to meet you soon and experience with you a beautiful adventure together to enjoy the process of learning. I am Sandy, I was born in one of the Amazonian regions of Bolivia, in the village named Caranavi, in the......Read More