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China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) – Group A

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Gabriel Mattos

Gabriel Mattos, Participant

My name is Gabriel, My age is 16 and I’m from Brasil. This will Be my first time in China and I’ve never taken a Chinese class before so I can say that every thing will be new. I look forward to meeting everyone in Beijing!...Read More

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Introduction

William Murray, Participant

你好,My name is William Murray and I am from San Francisco, California. I have been taking mandarin for four years. throughout middle school and into high school. I am going to be a sophomore next year at The Lawrenceville Boarding school. I......Read More

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Dragons 1-Minute Visual-Story Contest

Christina, Dragons Admin

Hello Summer Students! We've just decided to host our first ever "1-Minute Visual Story" Contest in addition to our regular end-of-program Photo Contest. Here's the details......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A

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Introduction

Jacob Birdsong, Participant

Hi! My name is Jacob, and I’m a rising junior at Clark High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. I enjoy drawing, debating, and listening to music. I took French for three years, and though I’ve never taken a Chinese class, I’ve always......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A

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Introduction

Abner Parzen, Participant

你好!My name is Abner and my chinese name is 潘伯楠. I have been studying Chinese for about 3 years and recently traveled to China for the fist time in late may with my school. I am going into my sophomore year in high school at a boarding......Read More

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Tyler Wilson, Participant

你好 I am Tyler Wilson and I live in Westport Connecticut. I am a rising senior at Staples High school. I’ve been taking mandarin for six years and have never been to China before. My mom has been to China many times including studying a......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A

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Teddy Parsons, Participant

你好! My name is Teddy Parsons and I am a rising junior at Marin Academy in San Rafael, CA. I have been taking Mandarin for over 5 years now and I am very excited to finally experience China. Outside of school, I play competitive tennis year-round......Read More

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Introduction/Field Note

Scarlett Strasberg, Participant

你好, I am Scarlett Strasberg and I live in Los Angeles, California. I am a rising Junior at Harvard Westlake. I’ve been taking Mandarin in school for 4 years. I have never been to China, so I am looking forward to my first trip. The last......Read More

China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A, China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group B

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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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China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A

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Pre-Course Assignments

Ian Connelly, Instructor

Hello friends! We’re just a few weeks away now from all coming together in LA to launch to the Middle Kingdom. We hope that, in addition to packing and other logistical preparations, you are each taking due time to reflect and sit with yourself in......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A

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Electronics Policy

Ian Connelly, Participant

Dear Dragons-to-be, We hope you are enjoying the winding down of school and and preparing yourselves mentally and emotionally for the adventure we’ll be embarking on in less than a month (gorge yourself on cheese while you still can)! This......Read More