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Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive – Group B

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Introduction

Julia Sikowitz Lee, Participant

Hi! My name is Julia Sikowitz Lee and I’m from Brooklyn, New York. I am 16 and am going into 11th grade at Bard High School in Manhattan. I play piano and tutor kids in reading and writing. In my free time, I love to read, listen to music,......Read More

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Clara Chavez-Ives, Participant

Hi Everyone! My name is Clara Chavez-Ives and I’m from Brooklyn, New York. I’m 16 and just finished my sophomore year at Saint Ann’s School. In school I play flute in a small ensemble; I also play on a travel soccer team. I love working with......Read More

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Lindsey Schweitzer, Participant

Hi! My name is Lindsey Schweitzer. I am 16 and I am going into my junior year at Friends’ Central School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In school I lead the sustainability club and debate club and am currently a member of my school’s math club......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

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - Group B

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Host Family Gifts – Answer

Los Instructores, Instructor

Thanks Zeina for your questions! The students are going to be hosted by 4 homestay families throughout the course in the towns of: San Juan La Laguna, San Juan Cotzal, Pachaj and San Antonio Palopo. The longest homestay we  be a week long. Students......Read More

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Introduction

Emily Mulhern, Participant

Hello Everyone! My name is Emily Mulhern, and I am 16. I just finished my sophomore year at South High School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. In school I am in band and choir and on our cross country, nordic skiing and ultimate frisbee teams. I am also......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - Group B

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Host families presents

Zeina, Participant

Hello all,  I’m a parent requesting clarifications about getting the host families small presents. I am posting my questions here in case others can benefit from the answers: how many different host families will one student (or is it a pair......Read More

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Important Update: Volcanic Activity in Guatemala

Julianne, Dragons Admin

Dear Guatemala Summer students and families, As you may already be aware, the Fuego Volcano in Guatemala has been erupting over the past 24 hours, tragically causing fatalities in villages located on the slopes and immediate vicinity of the volcano.......Read More

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Pre-course Assignments

The Instructors, Instructor

Queridos Dragones. This is one of the last big yaks that we instructors are going to post before the course. Thanks for reading this and all the others! Now it’s your turn. With only a few weeks until we meet up in Guatemala City, we have a......Read More

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Packing Notes

Randall, Instructor

¡Hola estudiantes! The time has come to start the packing process. The trip is getting closer and getting real ¡ Woohoo ¡ You can refer to the Course Preparation Manual for guidance, but we have a few tips from our own experience that we thought......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - Group B

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CHECKING BAGS TO GUATEMALA

Los Instructores, Instructor

Hi dear students ! We wanted to give you all a heads up about checking bags for your flight to Guatemala. American Airlines is now charging to check bags to Central America.  Please be prepared to pay $25 to check your bag from Miami to Guatemala......Read More

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Tentative Itinerary for Group B!

Randall, Erick and Lauren, Instructor

Hola a todas y todos, estudiantes y padres! It is with great excitement that we share with you the tentative itinerary for our Summer course in Guatemala. We, the instructors, along with our great program director, have been working together to......Read More

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Introduction!

Sarah Cassady, Participant

Hey guys! My name is Sarah Cassady and I’m from a really small town in Kentucky called Auburn. I’m 16 years old and am currently finishing up my sophomore year of high school at South Warren. I love to travel and I’ve been......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - Group B

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Electrical Outlet Question

Mitchell Harwood, Participant

lonely planet shows a picture that electrical outlets are the same as in the usa and that it is the same voltage. After there places where it might be 220 and need a plug adapter? Answer: The outlets run on a standard 120v/60 hz current, so an......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - 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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Our Technology Policy

Lauren, Randall and Erick, Instructor

LET’S TURN OFF AND TURN ON INTO A NEW FREE ELECTRONIC EXPERIENCE IN GUATE !!! Personal Electronics. We know it’s tough.  Smart phones, iPads, youPads, wePads—these devices have changed from communication tools into multi-tools, like......Read More