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China: The Yangtze River

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Greetings from the summer staff orientation!

Instructor Team, Participant

Hello Yangtze students! Greetings from the all staff training in the Sierras of California. For about 10 days before the summer programs start all the staff meet here to share lessons and resources. In these last couple of days leading up to our......Read More

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A few packing tips

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hello fellow travelers, Less than 2 weeks until we all meet up as a group! Now that you’ve seen our tentative itinerary You’re probably ready to start packing. In your Course Preparation Manual (CPM) you have a packing list. Please use that list......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: The Yangtze River

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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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Student Introduction

Francisco Serafín, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Francisco Serafín, but everybody calls me Paco. I am 17 years old and I was born and raised in beautiful Mexico City. I study at Tecnológico de Monterrey with José Miguel Espinosa, who will also be joining us in China this......Read More

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Introduction

Vincent Noonan, Participant

Hello everyone. My name is Vincent Noonan. I live in Chicago (the south side – so don’t ask me about the Cubs!) with my parents and three older brothers. I have a huge family and spend a lot of time hanging with my 26 first cousins. I just......Read More

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Introduction

Rohan Ramrattan, Participant

Hello travelers! My name is Rohan Ramrattan and I am a 16 year old from Los Angeles, California. I have two older brothers and a dog, who just so happens to be pregnant with puppies. The reason I am traveling to China is to explore the beauty of......Read More

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Presenting your Yangtze River Itinerary!

Instructor Team, Participant

Dear Dragons, Welcome to your course. Over the past few weeks we have been evaluating past courses, our own experience and expertise, and, most importantly, your passions and interests to design an itinerary for our upcoming month together. We would......Read More

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING TECHNOLOGY

Instructor Team, Participant

Greetings Students, Technology can be amazing. It has the ability to connect people in the most remote parts of the world, to spread ideas and to inspire us. However, we’re sure you’ve seen the ugly side of technology as well. Tools like......Read More

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INTRODUCTION

JOSE MIGUEL ESPINOSA FABELA, Participant

Hi there! I’m Jose Miguel. I’ll be turning 18 just a few days before the beginning of the programme. I’m proudly Mexican and have lived in Mexico City for almost my whole life (I studied one year in England). I’m a big fan of......Read More

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Introduction

Page Proctor, Participant

Hey guys! My name is Page Proctor, and I’m so hype to travel across China with all of you! I’m 17 years old, a current junior/rising senior at Penn Charter, a Quaker school in Philadelphia. I was born in Charlottesville, VA, but I’ve lived in......Read More

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Hi Everyone!

Gabby Rachman, Participant

Hey guys! My name is Gabby Rachman and I am SUPER excited to be a part of the Yangtze River Summer Program! Here’s a little bit about myself: I live in New York City with my parents, my younger brother (we are five years apart) and my cat, who......Read More

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Introduction

Sarah Lotvin, Participant

Hi! My name is Sarah Lotvin, I am going into Junior year of high school where I enjoy Model UN and robotics club. I love boxing and MMA, I also practice archery and throwing knives. I also love to do ballet and one of my favorite past-times is......Read More

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Student Introductions

Instructor Team, Participant

Dear Students, Welcome to your Yangtze River Yak Board. Before our program starts we’ll be posting important information via this group blog. Then during our time on course we all will post updates, reflections and photos here. This lets our......Read More

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Introduction of instructor Tingting Xu

Tingting Xu, Instructor

Hello Dragons, Welcome to our big traveling family! My name is Tingting, you might know my famous Belgian brother TinTin from his series of adventures! (Just kidding! Haha), I’m so happy to be one of your instructors along with Zack and Jonas!......Read More

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Welcome! Instructor Introduction from Jonas

Jonas Crimm, Instructor

Dear all, Dajia hao! 大家好!My name is Jonas Crimm, and I’m excited to be one of your instructors for the Yangtze River course this summer! We are going to be spending time in some of my favorite places, and will (no doubt) have some amazing,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: The Yangtze River

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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