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Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas

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Q: Rabies Vaccination

Jake Zivkovic, Participant

I have taken all of the pre-course shots except for the rabies series. Has anyone else taken the shots? I would like to know whether or not to get them. Thank you. Jake....Read More

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A Packing Yak

Instructor Team, Instructor

Kuzoozangpo La and Hello! Our travel dates are getting closer. Are you getting excited? (We are!) In this post, we have included a packing list as well as some general packing tips. Don’t feel overwhelmed by the length of this post! You don’t......Read More

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Introduction – Raif Wexler

Raif Wexler, Participant

Hello friends! My name is Raif Wexler and I am from a northern suburb of Chicago, IL. I just graduated high school and will be attending Bard College in upstate New York next year in the hopes of majoring in environmental studies. I am very excited......Read More

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Our Tentative Itinerary

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hello to our fellow travellers (and their parents!), It is exciting to know that in just a few weeks we as Dragons will be starting our journey together towards the kingdom of Bhutan also known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon”. Bhutan......Read More

Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas

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A Few Logistical Answers

Instructors, Instructor

Thanks for kicking it off with such great questions Tamara! To provide (some) answers: 1. Are kindles permitted?–In the next few days we will post a yak that will cover the Electronics policy while on course. Stay tuned! 2. Some notes on......Read More

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Technology in the Field

Instructors, Instructor

In just a few short weeks, we will all be meeting and beginning this incredible journey together. How the time has flown by! While you are all packing and preparing for the journey, we want to address a few important points regarding the use of......Read More

Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas

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A few logistical questions

Tamara Brown, Participant

Hello. The trip looks amazing. It is nice to see the leaders and to read about their backgrounds. I have a few logistical questions: 1. Are kindles permitted? 2. Is it recommended to bring a back-up prescription of antibiotics for digestive......Read More

Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas

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A Note on Social Networking

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Summer 2018 Travelers, It’s great to see your Yak Board come to life! This is a very exciting time of year for all of us, and while we understand that you’re likely anxious to meet your traveling companions, we have a request for you:......Read More

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Hello from your Instructor!

Topaz Sitling, Instructor

“Kuzuzangpo la”, hello everyone! I am very excited and filled with curiosity about our journey into the “Land of Happiness”, Bhutan together. I would like to introduce myself. To start with me, my name is Topaz Sitling. I was born and raised......Read More

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Instructor Introduction – Nick Gredin

Nick Gredin, Instructor

Kuzu zangpo la, tashi delek, namaste, hello! My name is Nick, and I couldn’t be more excited to introduce myself and begin this incredible journey that we will be embarking on together. I came from Maine, but I have been living in Asia for several......Read More

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Greetings Fellow Travellers

Rebecca Winslow, Instructor

Greetings Fellow Travellers, Welcome to the Bhutan Yak Board! My name is Rebecca and I am one of your three instructors this summer. Congratulations on making the brave, bold and exciting decision to join us for an adventure. It takes a lot of......Read More

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Program Director Introduction

Jessica Armstrong, Instructor

Namaste Fellow Adventurers, Welcome to the first ever Dragons Bhutan Summer Program! In just over a month, you will arrive in-country and begin a sojourn that will change your life in unforeseen ways. This journey will present challenges and rewards......Read More

Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas

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Welcome to the Yak Board!

The Dragons Admin Team, Dragons Admin

Dear Summer 2018 students, Welcome to the Dragons community and your course’s Yak Board! You can think of your course’s Yak Board as a online group journal and virtual bulletin board. Pre-course, your instructors will use the board to......Read More