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Introducing me

Laila Skramstad, Participant

Hello everyone, I’m Laila. I’m a rising Junior and I live in San Francisco, California (though I used to live in Telluride, Colorado until 2016.) In my free time, I dance, play music with friends, explore the world around me, and......Read More

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Guatemala: Community in Action

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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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Hey Everyone!

Rose Chabon, Participant

Hey guys! My name is Rose Chabon I’m a rising senior, and I’m from Berkeley, California. In my free time, I do photography and write for my school’s newspaper! I am looking forward to getting to know you all and also looking......Read More

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About Me

Cara Wilson, Participant

To borrow a phrase from our instructors, “Hola hola Dragoncitos” – I’m Cara and a rising sophomore! Most of my time outside of school is taken up debate and I love ceramics, bullet journaling, and calligraphy. I go to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Community in Action

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Sleeping Bag

Mary, Participant

What type of sleeping bag is appropriate this trip?  Something that does not need to be rated for really cold weather? Or something that is easy to strap onto the backpacks so that it can be carried? Response: The trek will take place in a......Read More

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Introducing Me

Lesedi Mataboge, Participant

Hi I’m Lesedi, common know as Seds to close friends and family. I am sixteen, live in Brooklyn New York and I’m a soon-to-be junior at Harvest Collegiate High School. I love musical theatre, reading and Model UN. And I promise I’m......Read More

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Introducing Myself (repost)

Anna Hendricks, Participant

Hey everyone! I’m Anna, a soon to be senior living in Austin (I’m originally from Connecticut and lived in London my fresh and soph years). I like to talk about current events/human rights, watch movies, go out to eat, and explore the......Read More

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Getting ready for our adventures! (PLEASE READ...

Your Instructors, Instructor

Hola hola Dragoncitos — This is your instructor team. We can’t wait to meet you! In the meantime, we have some requests and some packing tips. First, we’d like to ask you to post an introduction here over the next few days. Tell us......Read More

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - Group A, Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - Group B, Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - Group C, Guatemala: Community in Action

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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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Welcome to Guatemaya!

Hector Morales, Instructor

Hola Guatemalan Dragons! My name is Hector Morales, A.K.A. “Teto” (pronounced teh-toe). I am very excited to meet you all. Together, we will share and enjoy experiences and adventures, but most importantly, we will learn from each other. Our......Read More

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Tentative Itinerary!

The Instructors, Instructor

Hola hola Dragones!! We are beyond excited to present an outline of our coming adventures. Keep in mind that our itineraries are always fluid. Dragons courses are tailored to their time and place, as well as to the interests that you as students......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Community in Action

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Camera question

Jennifer Hendricks, Participant

Hi — Wondering if anyone has recommendations for a lightweight, yet good and durable camera for our daughter to bring?  She normally takes photos on her phone :). Answer: Some kind of shockproof and/or waterproof point-and-shoot camera like......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Community in Action

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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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Hello from your Course Director!

Rich Brown, Instructor

Hola Dragoncitos! Rich here. I am absolutely psyched that you’re coming to meet me in Guatemala, aka Guatelinda, aka Guatemágica! I’ve been living in Guatemala since 2013. I came to get my Spanish down, but when you take leaps like that you......Read More

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Guatemala Here We Come!

Liz Gauthier, Instructor

To the Guatemalan Dragons, We are about to embark on a journey and adventure through Guatemala, learning about culture, communities, and language. We have shifted our focus from Nicaragua to Guatemala; however, our vision of community in action......Read More