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Silk Road crew is on their way to Xi’an

Shuier, Instructor

Dear Families and Friends, We are now en route to Xi’an, China. We have made a plan to meet up with student Kevin in Xi’an and once the group is complete we will post another group picture. Please stay tuned for our adventures.......Read More

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China: The Silk Road

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Ready to Board!

Grace Barrett, Dragons Admin

Dear Family & Friends, The Silk Road group has made it through security at LAX and are now waiting at their international gate, ready to board their flight to China. Please look out for a post from the instructor team with a confirmation once......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

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Hello!

Tyler Witt, Participant

Hello Everyone!  My name is Tyler Witt and I am currently 17 years old.  Some hobbies of mine include drawing and playing the piano.  I am looking forward to meeting you all and going on this amazing adventure.   -Tyler Witt...Read More

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Hey

Cole, Participant

Hey! My name is Cole, I’m from Traverse City Michigan, I’m 17 years old, and I just finished my junior year. I can’t wait to meet everyone on Thursday!...Read More

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Hello from Los Angeles!

Grace, Shuier, Gong, and Noam , Instructor

Hi everyone!! We are settling into LA very nicely after having just spent the last 10 days in the Sierras. We are so excited to meet you all so soon! If you have any last minute questions, please don’t hesitate to ask....Read More

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Hi!

Abigail, Participant

My name is Abigail and I am 15 years old. I live in Washington D.C. This is my first trip with Dragons and I am so excited to get to know all of you and traverse the Slike Road together! I am an avid Marvel and Horror movie fan. I love to read......Read More

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Trip to China

Diego R, Participant

Hi! My name is Diego Rodriguez, I am from Mexico but I live in Florida. I can’t wait to meet everyone!...Read More

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Intro

Tim, Participant

Hey everyone, my name is Tim Koen, I’m 16 years old but will be 17 at the end of August. I’m going into my senior year at high school. I was born in England (my parents from South Africa), but moved to Marin County in the Bay Area about......Read More

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Participant intro-Remy

Remy, Participant

Hi everyone my name is Remy. I’ve never done a dragons trip before but my twin brother* went on one last summer and he loved it. I live in San Francisco (and I was born here in California), and I will be a junior this upcoming school year. I’m......Read More

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Participant Introduction: Orestes

Orestes, Participant

Dear Silk Road Instructors and Fellow Participants, Hello from Westchester County, New York!  My name is Orestes, and I will be 17 this September.  I just finished 11th grade with my last final exam yesterday. I was born here in the United States......Read More

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Pre Course Assignment Time!

Gong, Shuier, Noam, and Grace, Instructor

Dearest Silk Road Students, In the next two weeks (!!!) before we all head to Xi’an, we would like to ask you to complete one small task to help us instructors learn a little more about you. We’re asking that each student write an informal......Read More

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Hello!

Nina Santiago, Participant

Hi! My name is Nina, I´m 18 and I live in Mexico. I have a cat and a little sister and I love way too many things. I´m really excited to meet new people and experience different cultures. I have never really done any rough traveling and that makes......Read More

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What is the Silk Road?

Grace, Instructor

Dear All, We are soon to embark on a fantastic journey in a remote region, uncovering ancient traditions, learning about diverse cultural and religious practices, and reveling in the unique and ever changing beauty of desert landscapes, sacred......Read More

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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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Packing Fun – An important course-specific...

Gong, Shuier, Noam, and Grace, Instructor

THE PACKING LIST Today’s topic–A Yak about the pack. This is going to be a long, rugged journey. Good gear can be your best friend, and a bulky pack with too much stuff, your worst. Below is a customized list of what to bring and what to leave......Read More