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First 24 Hours in Sampela

Francesca Cetta, Participant

After three flights, two truck rides, and two boat rides, our group arrived in Sampela. We got off of the second boat and grabbed our bags. With our huge backpacks on, we weaved our way through people and cracks in the boardwalk to arrive at......Read More

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In Langa Life is Family

Olivia Werby, Instructor

In Langa, family is everything, and the definition of family is broad and inclusive. The neighbor’s little boy who drops by the kitchen for his third breakfast of the day, just as food is placed on the table, is family; so is the 4 year old......Read More

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Slackline

Annie, Chloé, Mason and James, Participant

Picture of the Week

Hello everyone! Today we spent about two hours in the forest attempting to learn slackline with help from Becca, one of our wonderful instructors. Slacklining and yoga were definitely out of our comfort zones. The bamboo forest was picturesque. While we all had our struggles in the beginning, the two activities were fun and interesting new experiences. The four of us all took part in helping each other, and through this were able to become better at slacklining. ~ Annie, Chloé, Mason and James

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Safely Arrived in Flores

Annie, Participant

Hi everyone!   We safely landed in Flores. The photo is from H. Hasan Aroeboesman Airport. Today we traveled from Yogykarta (aka Jogja) and took two domestic flights. We had to wake up around 4:30 AM to leave by 5 AM from the program house. It......Read More

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Pictures from Homestay Party!!!!

Julia, Participant

HI GUYS!!!! This is my first yak so YAY!!!!! Anyway, we all had our last days of our Jogja honestays yesterday, and bid our wonderful families farewell before we headed on to Flores. We had a homestay party and each family brought something......Read More

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On Pesantren and Waria

I-team, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Indonesia’s motto is Bhinneka Tunggal Ika, or Unity in Diversity, and was intended as a means of unifying an ethnically, linguistically, and religiously diverse archipelago of 17,000 islands (give or take a few depending on who you talk to),......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community & Conservation

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Free Day

Group, Participant

This past Sunday, we all had the opportunity to spend the whole day with our host families. Here is the collection of stories from all of us… Sampai Jumpa, Annie......Read More

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ISP: Silversmithing

Annie, Participant

Salamat Pagi (Good Morning)! Yesterday, Sean, Jivan and I participated in our ISP (independent study project). We had the opportunity to learn about silversmithing. I made a ring with the Latin phrase: “Omnia Vincit Amor” which means Love......Read More

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Homestays!

Mia Nelson, Participant

Salamat pagi! Hello everyone! We as a group are doing amazing and loving Indonesia. Travel here was looong, but we are all so grateful to be here and happy. We have just finished our first day in Jogja after orientation in Dieng. Orientation was......Read More

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Photos from Orientation

Instructors, Participant

We’re safely arrived in Jogja and moved into our first homestays. We wanted to share some highlights from our orientation in the beautiful (and surprisingly chilly!) Dieng Plateau. We spent 3 days beginning to understand each other, Indonesia,......Read More

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Sleeping Soundly in Dieng

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Team Indonesia has completed their epic 36-hour journey and finally crashed for the night tucked away in a guesthouse on the Dieng Plateau in central Java. What a way to begin the adventure. The team will continue sending updates in the days to......Read More

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Good morning from Hong Kong

I-Team, Instructor

Selamat pagi from Hong Kong! After an uneventful flight, we landed early morning to the sun rising over mist veiled mountains in Hong Kong. In just under 30 minutes we’ll be boarding for the next leg of our journey to Indonesia!...Read More

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Team Indonesia is in the air

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Dear family and friends of Indonesia participants, We’re happy to announce that the student group has departed LAX and they are on their way toward Hong Kong. They’ll have a brief layover before the Jakarta-leg. After arriving......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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I-team greetings

iTeam, Instructor

Hello delightful Dragons! Your has instructor team has spent the last two weeks together preparing for our trip! Tonight, we send off Rita who will go ahead to Indonesia and get things ready for our arrival. Becca and Olivia are getting super......Read More