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Pre-Course Assignments

Avery, Marcus, and Tindy, Instructor

Hello friends! We’re just a week away now from all coming together in LA before setting off for the Middle Kingdom. Please peruse our pre-course assignments outlined below! 1. Please read the Pico Iyer’s essay “Why We Travel” that you can......Read More

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

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ELECTRONICS POLICY

Marcus Larsen-Strecker, Instructor

Dear Dragons-to-be, We hope you are enjoying your summer break (or the end of classes) and preparing yourselves mentally and emotionally for the adventure we’ll be embarking on in less than two weeks! This post is designed to address major themes......Read More

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

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Notes on Packing!

Your Instructors, Instructor

Hello from your instructor team, Tindy, Marcus, and Avery! We hope you are all reading up about China, practicing your Chinese, and generally getting excited for our incredible summer together! This Yak covers some packing considerations. You......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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Hello from Avery!

Avery Kernan, Participant

Hello! My name is Avery and I’m honored to be joining Tindy and Marcus as part of your instructor team! This will be my fourth course with Dragons. I led my first Dragons course two summers ago in Peru. Prior to that I was a student during my gap......Read More

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GREETINGS FROM CHINA

Chen Haoting, Instructor

Ni hao Dragons students and parents! I’m the China Language 4B group instructor, I was born and raised in a small village in Jiang Xi province surrounded by breathtaking nature. My grandmother was a Qi Gong master, that’s why I got to practice......Read More

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Hello from Marcus!

Marcus Larsen-Strecker, Instructor

Hello everyone! In just a matter of weeks we will all be in China together–trying new foods, seeing new sights, and getting to know each other along the way as we learn about a truly incredible language and culture. I’m Marcus, one of your......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

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

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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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Welcome from China Program Director Jody Segar

Jody, Dragons Admin

Hello China Summer 2018 Students & Families! Welcome to the Yak Board! Going forward, this will be our main forum for sharing information about preparing for the summer, a place for instructors and students to introduce themselves, a place to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

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

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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