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Final Yak :(

Sally, Participant

Yak of the Week

Right now, I’m sitting on the plane from LA to Newark. In LA, it’s 11:42pm, and in Newark, it’s 2:42am. It’s 3:42pm in Cambodia. I’m one of the only ones that’s still awake, and no matter what I do, I can’t seem to fall asleep. My mind......Read More

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Changed

Kylie Blitzer, Participant

Yak of the Week

Changed. This is a word that I never thought would describe me after only 4 short weeks in Cambodia. How could one month have such a powerful impact on my life, to the point where I feel that I am different to how I was when I first stepped on the......Read More

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Coming out of the cave

Adam Berns, Participant

Dear me in the future, Abstract problems can’t have concrete answers. We focus on poverty, hunger, justice and more, and continually search for definitive answers, but always find other bigger issues within those answers. While we looked at this......Read More

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Airport Arrival

Instructor Team, Participant

The group has arrived at the Phnom Penh airport and checked into their international flights! The past few days have gone by in a flash, saturated with many emotions, stories, and intentions. It is hard to believe a month has just gone by, though it......Read More

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Dear Me After Dragons

Felicity B, Participant

Dear Me After Dragons When thinking about going home you felt both excited and stressed. You were stressed because AP test scores were in and you needed to check them, and you had hours of AP environment homework you had not started, history and......Read More

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Four letters from Julie

Julie Tes, Participant

Dear Mom and Dad Thank you so much for everything. I especially want to thank you for allowing me to go on this Dragons trip. I have met so many amazing people, learned so much, and had plenty of great experiences in Cambodia. I can’t wait to see......Read More

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Dear Me When I Get Home

Rachel Horne, Participant

Yak of the Week

Dear Me When I Get Home Right now I sit here with 11 peers and 3 instructors who have taught me about the world and my role in it. I feel more educated on global issues than I ever have before, and yet I also feel like I have infinitely more to......Read More

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Cambodia Yesterday, Cambodia Today

Alice Q, Participant

Yak of the Week

Yesterday morphs into today Today shapes tomorrow. Yesterday I saw a boy His skin the color of tree bark And his eyes as dark as coal. His arms covered with gaping wounds Gaping, bloody. The whiteness of his bones visible Crystal tears rolled down......Read More

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Garlic and peppers

Felicity B, Participant

Dear Mom Today we went to a cooking class in the morning to learn how to create a Khmer dish and appetizer of our choice. I made fresh spring rolls and seafood curry with rice. I can’t wait to cook it with you when I get home. I’m......Read More

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Angkor Wat?

Julie Tes, Participant

Expedition phase was an absolute adventure. One of the many many things that stood out was our journey to Angkor Wat. Our journey begins July 23rd 2018 (2nd day of our Expedition phase) at 4.30 in the morning. One might wonder: Why so early? Well,......Read More

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Flowers

Alice Q, Participant

Tiny patches of purple and white flowers stand. Species unknown, unimportant. They shiver in feathers of rainwater drizzling from the heavens and shudder in blades of wind (the breeze seems to be coming from deep in the heart of the olive-colored......Read More

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Friday the 13th: Tuk Tuk Dukha

Sally and Rachel (Sopheap and Reaksmey), Participant

10:30am: Sally, Rachel, Kylie, and Kelsey unsuspectingly pose for a selfie on Kelsey’s new iPhone 8 in their Tuk Tuk rolling through the streets of Phnom Penh. 10:32am: Kelsey communicates with Teacher Cla via WhatsApp with the code message: “We......Read More

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The Sacred Nature of Creation

Instructor Team, Participant

While our group has been enjoying their time exploring historical landmarks and ancient temples in the northern reaches of this vibrant country, today provided a particularly special opportunity. As a part of the efforts at the Monk’s Community......Read More