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Guatemala: Community in Action

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Guate group as arrived in Miami!

Julianne, Dragons Admin

Dear families, The Guatemala Community in Action group has arrived in Miami and just finished going through customs and migration.  One of the instructors, Liz, is helping direct students to their connecting gates and checking on departures. Thank......Read More

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Group is en route to Miami!

The Instructors, Instructor

Your instructors spent a lot of time over the last month thanking their lucky stars for such a wonderful group of students. We will truly miss you. Hasta luego! Families, it has been such a gift to guide your children through Guatemala.  We will......Read More

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Luck

Katherine Marcus, Participant

Yak of the Week

When we first arrived to Miami airport a month ago, we did a few ice breaker games; two truths and a lie, favorite ice cream, three fun facts, etc. The first fun fact I wrote was that I was born on St. Patrick’s Day. And then I said, I guess that......Read More

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Gratitude

All, Participant

Dear Dragons Family – First and foremost thank you for sending your children on this transformation experience. It has been a pleasure getting to know each and everyone of them. They each contribute a special aspect of the trip. Thank you for......Read More

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XPhase

Rose, Participant

The mission: do something The method: we do stuff It was x phase, a stressful time when the students plan a day and deal with all of the trials and tribulations of dragons like the hellish “tentative itinerary.” We had decided upon......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Community in Action

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International Group Return Flight Information

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Families & Friends, It is hard to believe that almost four weeks have passed since your student embarked on this incredible adventure! It won’t be long until students will be boarding their planes back home. We are sure you are anxiously......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Community in Action

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Things I’ve Learned in Guatemala

Anna Hendricks, Participant

Hello everyone!! This amazing month is almost at an end so I’ve decided that I really need to post a Yak. Upon thinking of the topic I should write about I was reminded of this mental list I’ve compiled containing some things I’ve......Read More

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Mayan Laguna Alters

Laila, Participant

The dust from the windy road flew through my hair as we made our way up to Lake Chicabal. A lake placed right in the center of an unactive volcano. A place so tranquil that once spewd lava changing its surrounding landscape. As we arrived at the......Read More

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San Antonio

Lesedi, Participant

Today was unfortunately our last day in San Antonio and with our beloved home stay families and spanish teachers. We ended our short time there with individual presentations about interesting things we saw and learned there. From Blake’s......Read More

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A Note on Culture Shock

Cara, Participant

Maybe you are anxiously checking your calendars for when we come back, or maybe you aren’t, but we have reached over halfway in the course which means we come back in 11 days. Here are a few things to know to prepare for our arrival We will......Read More

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No Rodeos In This San Antonio

Roadney Louis, Participant

Picture of the Week

Hello to all! Staying here in San Antonio over the past few days, it really opens your eyes to the vast number of wonderful places there are around the world that many may not have the opportunityto see in their lifetime. From the view of the volcanoes from the coast of Lake Atitlan, to the sunsets blended with hues of pink, blue, orange, and yellow, this town has been such a sight to be in thus far. During our stay, we’ve begun our homestays in pairs, allowing us to find more independence within ourselves, as well as intensifying our use… Read More

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Rio Negro

Instructors, Instructor

Hearing stories from the communities and realizing the world continues to show love, grief, kindness, and injustice. We only have the guarantee of now and above all we should show kindness. We had the sincere and somber experience of visiting Rio......Read More

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San Antonio Thoughts

All Students, Instructor

Hi friends and families, We are now at Lake Atitlan and enjoying the view of the lake. We’ve started Spanish Classes and homestays. We arrived from Rio Negro yesterday (a yak coming tomorrow surrounding Rio Negro). In the meantime, here are......Read More

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Moment of Reflections

Rose, Participant

Yak of the Week

Unlike American cemeteries, Guatemalan cemeteries glow bright with the colors of the raised mausoleums. Death here comes hand in hand with life. The cement painted with yellows and pinks creeps with vines and insects. The leaves of plants of nearby......Read More

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First Yak(s), by Thyra

Thyra, Participant

Hello everyone! This is my first yak ever, which to me seems ironic considering half the people here want to yak! (Yak — throw up!) Our countless bites seem to duplicate every day, pushing us further and further away from our sanity. However,......Read More

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Trek Adventures

Alexa, Participant

Hey Dragons Families! I hope you are doing well and I am happy to inform you that your Guatemalan loved ones DID survive a 65km trek through the jungle this past weekend. Let me clarify, it was not at all easy. Your loved one was pushed entirely out......Read More