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Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas

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Introduction – Delaney

Delaney Bashaw, Participant

Hi Everyone! My name is Delaney Bashaw (on the right) and I am a rising senior at the Governor’s Academy in Byfield, Ma. I was part of a Dragons program last year in China and I am really looking forward to being on another this summer! A......Read More

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Independent Study Projects

Bhutan I-Team, Instructor

Kuzuzampo la! You’re all going to be boarding your flights soon!  As you’re getting ready for the trip, as your instructors, we’d like to provide some information about the Independent Study Projects (ISP’s).  There are many, many options......Read More

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Nepal Visa

Instructors, Instructor

To get your Nepali visa, you need $40 cash (ideally in crisp $20 notes) and 2 passport photos. You don’t need to bring anything else.   Thank you, Iteam    ...Read More

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Introduction – Matthew Akin

Matthew Akin, Participant

Hello everyone! My name is Matthew Akin and I am a rising senior. I have lived in California, Texas, and North Carolina which is where I currently attend high school. The things that I am most interested in are soccer, lacrosse, photography, and......Read More

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Introduction – Taylor Goodwyn

Taylor Goodwyn, Participant

Hey Y’all! I’m Taylor Goodwyn (left) and I’m from northern Virginia, about 20-30 minutes from DC. I’m 16 and a rising junior at Langley High School. I like playing softball, singing, piano, running, jet skiing, and surfing.......Read More

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Mr

Joe Berman, Participant

There was a reference in one of the earlier posts about visas for Nepal.    Is there anything that we  need to do before the departure regarding the visa for Nepal other than two passport photos and the $40?...Read More

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Introduction – Jack Holmgren

Jack Holmgren, Participant

Hello all! My name is Jack Holmgren and I live about an hour outside Boston in East Greenwich, Rhode Island. I’ve had a lot to be excited about recently. My brother and sister graduated from high school (the photo above is from their......Read More

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IMPORTANT! Departure Reminders from the I-team

Instructors, Instructor

Dear students, friends, and families, With our departure day fast approaching, we wanted to post a few, quick, last-minute notes. As you may know, internet/phone/etc connectivity in Bhutan is quite limited compared to what we are used to at home. We......Read More

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Introduction – Ava Frankel

Ava Frankel, Participant

Hi everyone, my name is Ava Frankel, I live in Greenwich, Connecticut, and I go to Riverdale Country School. I’m fifteen years old and I’m a rising sophomore.  I enjoy playing soccer, dancing, and taking trips to New York City. Additionally I......Read More

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Homestay Gifts

Topaz, Nick and Rebecca, Instructor

Hello Bhutan Dragons! Big thanks to all of you that have posted introduction yaks so far. We’ve enjoyed reading them and getting to know a little bit about you. If you haven’t posted one yet, please make some time to get it up this week.......Read More

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INTRODUCTION – JULIANA PFEIFER

Juliana Pfeifer, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Juliana (I go by Juna for short), and I am a rising senior in high school from Denver, CO. I am passionate about visual arts, including painting, sewing, and woodworking. I love music; I have played piano as long as I can......Read More

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Introduction- Jordan Faragallah

Jordan Faragallah, Participant

Greetings travelers and instructors, my name is Jordan Faragallah and I live in the suburbs of New York. I just finished my sophomore year of high school and am greatly looking forward to our trip. I enjoy drawing(typically in pen, pencil, and......Read More

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Introduction – Eli Berman

Eli Berman, Participant

Hello fellow travelers to Bhutan, my name is Eli Berman. I am from Weston MA a small town near Boston. I’m a rising sophomore and I’ll be 16 in September. Some things about me are that I play a lot of sports such as basketball, tennis......Read More

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Departure Day Details & Reminders!

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Dragons Students & Parents, Your journey is right around the corner and we can’t wait to meet you! Below is a reminder about your day-of travel details. Should you need to reach our staff during students’ travel days (both during AND......Read More

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Introduction – Jake Zivkovic

Jake Zivkovic, Participant

Greetings fellow travelers and instructors, I am Jake Zivkovic from Cape Coral. I am enrolled in the AICE program at Oasis High. I am also in JROTC, where I am the special operations and safety officer. I work with my peers to ensure the safety and......Read More

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A: Rabies Vaccination

Jessica Armstrong, Instructor

Hi Jake and Co. Thanks for this important question regarding vaccinations and in particular the rabies vaccine. These are the recommendations from the Centre for Disease Control (CDC): “Rabies can be found in dogs, bats, and other mammals in......Read More