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Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Group flight has landed in Miami!

Julianne, Dragons Admin

Dear families, The Bolivia group flight has just landed in Miami and students will proceed to migration and customs.  One of the instructors, Sarah, will stay with the group until everyone has confirmed their connecting flights and identified their......Read More

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Group return

Luis, Instructor

Hello all, Greetings from Santa Cruz. All students are through security and are waiting to board their international flight. We’ve had a wonderful time and we know they’re excited to get back to back and tell you all about Bolivia. Thank......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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International Group Flight Return Information

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Families & Friends, It is hard to believe that almost four weeks have passed since your student embarked on this incredible adventure! It won’t be long until students will be boarding their planes back home. We are sure you are anxiously......Read More

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The Group Has Returned From Trek!

Luis Alvarado, Instructor

Hello all, This is a note to let everyone know that the group has completed the choro trail trek. It was an amazing three days traversing over 30 miles from the snowy Andes to the tropical Yungas of La Paz. There were lots of sore feet and long......Read More

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Adelante! (transition to our next phase)

Sarah Vazquez, Instructor

Dear Families, As we speak we are traveling during the wee hours of the night to La Paz! When we arrive in La Paz we will officially begin our Expedition Phase of the program when we collectively decide what adventure we’ll be pursuing next and......Read More

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An Afternoon with Oscar

Luis, Instructor

This afternoon our group had the pleasure of meeting Oscar Olivera. Oscar has been a political organizer for the past forty years and is most well known for the decisive role he played in the Cochabamba Water Wars. He came down to our little farm......Read More

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Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Homestay Reflection

Julia, Participant

Hola Todos, We’re still here in Tiquipaya at our homestays, experiences which have proved a combination of challenging and rewarding. Many of us have struggled with illness- some ate bad food or water and some simply overindulged. Sickness is......Read More

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We Are Having a Phenomenal Time in Tiquipaya

Ivan Garcia, Participant

Hola Todos, We are currentntly in Tiquipaya after a nine hour bus ride from Sucre. We arrived early on Saturday morning and jumped right into our homestay families later that day. We spent the weekend settling in and building a relationship with......Read More

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Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Homestay

Luke Eccles, Participant

Hola Todos, It has been a while since my last post. We have moved on to the Homestay portion of our trip. My family seems to occupy an entire street. They have 3 cats, a dog, a bird, and are really into soccer. I also can´t emphasize how much they......Read More

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Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Yak for Parents

Mateusz Lubelski, Participant

Dear Mom and Dad, I am having a good time in Bolivia!! After two days at Santa Cruz, and a couple in Sucre, we have arrived in our homestays in Cochabamba. We typically have Spanish classes in the mornings and other activities in the afternoons.......Read More

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Bienvenidos a Tiquipaya!

Sarah Vázquez, Instructor

Saludos, familias! Greetings, families! We write to you from our program house in Tiquipaya as students finish up their morning Spanish classes and head off to their first day of Independent Study Projects (ISP). Life has officially begun here in......Read More

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Potolo

Lia Silberberg, Participant

Hola, The group just got back from our trekk. It was so beautiful and amazing. On the last part of the trekk we stopped in Potolo and I met the cutest little boy ever. His name is Giovanni, we hit it off right away. I loved how he asked everyones......Read More

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Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Preparing to go to Cochabamba

Federico Luis Cestero and Luke Eccles, Participant

Hola todos, This morning Ivan and Shane went to buy tickets for a overnight nine hour bus ride to Chochabamba. The rest of the group woke up at 8:00 am and then we went to a textile museum about the indigenous tribes in Bolivia. We are now on our......Read More