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North India: Identity in Exile (6-week)

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Introducing myself

Maria Luiza Lins, Participant

Hi there guys! I’m Maria Luiza (please call me Malu) I’m 20 years old – probably the oldest from the program. I’m from Brazil, São Paulo more specifically. I really love traveling, it is one of the things I like the most in......Read More

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Introducing Myself

Brandon Pavlicek, Participant

Hello everyone! My name’s Brandon and I’m so excited to meet all of you. I’m from CT, I’m a rising sophomore at NYU for Film and Television, and I love photography and playing music. Traveling is pretty much my favorite thing, but this will......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

North India: Identity in Exile (6-week)

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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 India

North India: Identity in Exile (6-week)

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Packing List Clarification

Hemant, Saurabh, Laura, Instructor

Dear parents and participants of the North India 4-week course, We wanted to update you about item(s) on the Packing List that you do NOT need to bring. The last bullet point on the Packing List for “Personal Items” states that you......Read More

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Homestay Gifts – Thoughts & Ideas

Laura, Hemant & Saurabh, Instructor

Namaste and Jullay! In this Yak post I have some suggestions and information for you all regarding gifts for your Indian homestay families. We recommend that you bring small gifts for your homestay families to show your appreciation, however it can......Read More

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A Word About Electronics!

Laura Chase, Instructor

Hi there! We love seeing some introductions come in – keep them coming! We often get questions about electronics – phones, internet, computers, etc. So let’s address them now! 1) Computers, I-pads, smart phones: In an attempt to really......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

North India: Identity in Exile (6-week)

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Packing! A Complete List and Tips!

Laura Chase, Instructor

Namaste, Jullay and Hello! Our travel dates are getting closer. Are you getting excited? (We are!) In this post, we have included a packing list as well as some general packing tips. Don’t feel overwhelmed by the length of this post! You don’t......Read More

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Introducing myself

Joëlle, Participant

Hey all, I am Joëlle from Frankfurt Germany but currently live in Geneva Switzerland.  I am super excited to meet you all and discover a new culture India. I recently started collage but I did not enjoy it and left. I like Photography, listening......Read More

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hello from priya!

Priya Subberwal, Participant

Hi everyone! I can’t wait to meet you in a few weeks! My name is Priya, and I’m 18 and from Colorado. I’m half-indian, and I’m so excited to get to explore more of this beautiful culture with all of you! I love backpacking,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

North India: Identity in Exile (6-week)

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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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Namastey And Julley From India

Saurabh Pandey, Instructor

First off, I want congratulate everyone and welcome you all to the North India 6-week group! Thank you for making the decision to join such a wonderful program, one that will be run in the holy Himalayan mountains of North India and Ladakh. My name......Read More

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Hello from Laura!

Laura Chase, Instructor

Namaste and hello North India travelers! I am writing to you from the Pacific Crest Trail, currently resting my sore feet in a cozy historic gold rush town in Southern California and counting the days until we leave for our amazing trip to India! I......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

North India: Identity in Exile (6-week)

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Welcome to the Yak Board!

The Dragons Admin Team, Dragons Admin

Dear Summer 2018 students, Welcome to the Dragons community and your course’s Yak Board! You can think of your course’s Yak Board as a online group journal and virtual bulletin board. Pre-course, your instructors will use the board to......Read More