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At the End of it All

Rose Fitzgerald, Participant

Yak of the Week

As my final flight touches down, the bump of the wheels shudders through me and I let out a breath I didn’t know I was holding. It’s over. It’s all over. I’m home. I step off the plane, down through the airport and into the......Read More

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Final Thoughts

India Haber, Participant

Tashi Dalek, Julley, and Namaste, I find it difficult to put my experience in India into words because, to an extent, I don’t exactly know how. These past six weeks have been so deeply personal, I don’t think I fully understand the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (6-week)

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Photo Sharing

Becky Nielsen, Participant

Hey guys! So here is the link to a google photos shared album to put all of our pictures from the trip together. If you have any pictures/videos, please put them on there so we can all see! Feel free to share the link with friends or family as well.......Read More

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Thank You (and photos!)

Anna Wolf, Participant

Dear Dragoncitos, I am so grateful to have shared six unforgettable weeks with you throughout the Peruvian Andes and Amazon this summer. From mountain ranges to rainforest, we have not only gotten to know ourselves and each other deeply, but have......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: The Silk Road

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Thoughts on Heading Home & Wrapping up 6...

Noam, Grace, Gong, and Shuier, Instructor

Hello All! Yesterday morning we piled into cars, and made the trip to Kanasi airport, where we began the first leg of our journey home. We are now in Urumqi, resting, recouperating, and stocking up on snacks for our second leg to Beijing this......Read More

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A new adventure

Iteam, Participant

We are boarding our flight from Jakarta to LA with both excitement and a little sadness to leave this beautiful country and the people who have given us so many gifts over the past six weeks, especially the gifts of open-heartedness, family, growth,......Read More

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In Lima

Brian, Participant

Hello friends and families! Here are two photos that the group sent me from the Lima airport. (I myself have stayed in Puerto Maldonado for the first part of my post-course life.) They plan to go out for some ceviche before their flight from Lima to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community & Conservation

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It’s Not Goodbye, It’s Sampai Jumpa

Chloe McClellan, Participant

Yak of the Week

Over the course of these last six weeks, we have had the opportunity to learn so much and grow in ways we never thought possible. During our last few days together in transference, we were able to rest and reflect on our experiences on the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (6-week)

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Group flight departing for Lima!

Julianne, Dragons Admin

Dear Peru 6 families, The group flight from Puerto Maldonado to Lima is in the air, and will arrive at 7:20 pm local time.  The students and their instructor Anna are planning to share a celebratory ceviche dinner in Lima before their connecting......Read More

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North India Six On The Way To Home

Saurabh And Dream Team, Participant

Namastey Family And Friends North Indian Six students through to security and they’re off! The students and Laura  ji made it safely through security and are on their way back home and Joelle flight at 1:30 am after one and half hour group left......Read More

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The Great Wall

Jackson DaPuzzo, Participant

Hello Yakkers,  Get comfortable, because you’re in for a story. We have been in Beijing for two days, and have just recently finished our 5/5 rugged travel trek to the Great Wall. You may be wondering, “Why is the 6-week language......Read More