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TJ’s intro

Teije Rutgers, Participant

Hello! My name is Teije, but everyone calls me TJ. I’m from Haarlem in the Netherlands where I graduated secondary school last June. After that, I took a gap year in which I went to Oxford, England for half a year to attend a college.......Read More

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Gannen’s Intro

Gannen, Participant

Hello!  I am Gannen and I am currently living in Madrid, Spain where I attend the American School of Madrid.  My interests are international relations, economics, and soccer.  I also enjoy playing an array of sports as well as listening to rap......Read More

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Meeting in Myanmar: Airport Pick Up

Ei Shwe Sin, Instructor

Dear Students, We are excited to meet you all in Yangon. Here is the plan to pick up you all at the airports. Eddy: As you will arrive a day early, you can stay in the airport hotel. The next morning June 30th 11 am, you should come to the arrival......Read More

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Cassi’s Introduction

Cassiana Robinson, Participant

Hello! My name is Cassiana Robinson and I live in Cypress, Texas. That’s me on the left, posing with my big sister. I enjoy reading, having lovely conversations with friends and strangers, and going for a drive while listening to some......Read More

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Liv’s Intro

Olivia Reis, Participant

Hello! I’m Liv and I live in Brooklyn, NY.  I’ll be a freshman at Northwestern University in the fall where I plan to major in Theater/minor in French. I spend a lot of time going to plays and protests, reading, exercising, and watching old......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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PRE-COURSE ASSIGNMENTS

Ei Shwe Sin, Micah, Siang, Instructor

Mingalarbar! There is little less than 48 hours before our adventure in Myanmar. In a few short days we will be in a new world where we want to explore and experience. Even though a month might seem like a long time now, we can assure you that the......Read More

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Final packing recommendations

Gannen, Participant

Excited for the trip!  Working on final packing.  Any items not on the packing list, but you recommend –  let us know? Question: Mosquito netting.  Does anyone have a recommended brand or type that works the best? Question: Will someone be......Read More

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Robert’s Intro

Robert Hutto, Participant

Hi! My name is Robert and I attend Santa Clara University, a small liberal arts school in the silicon valley, majoring in Business Management and Psychology.  I’m beginning my junior year this upcoming fall.  Some basics about me: I grew up......Read More

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Books!

Micah LeMasters, Participant

Hello all, As our time together quickly approaches we wanted to send a quick reminder to bring a book or two on the course. You can bring anything from Dr. Seuss to Hemingway to detailed histories of South Asia. Please don’t bring any prized......Read More

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hello everyone

Wendi Kan, Participant

Hey guys My name is Wendi. I am originally from Shanghai, and I moved to sunny San Diego after middle school. I just finished high school, and I will be heading to Babson College outside Boston in August. This is my very first Dragons trip. I have......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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Electronics Policy

Micah, Siang and Ei Shwe Sin, Instructor

Smart Phones, mP3 players, and tech devices: The big question is: what electronic devices can help us capture and fully embrace the best moments during our Summer trip together? Bringing smart phones, smart watches, or any other smart gadgets?......Read More

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Cultural Tips — Myanmar

Siang, Micah, Ei Shwe Sin, Instructor

Hello Summer Family! Our exciting journey is around the corner, we are hoping you are getting excited and preparing for packing. You may have already received your Course Preparation Manual in the mail complete with packing list, and we want to......Read More