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WTBD Yaks from Cambodia

Cambodia: Peace-Building & Conservation

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Dear Me After Dragons

Felicity B, Participant

Dear Me After Dragons When thinking about going home you felt both excited and stressed. You were stressed because AP test scores were in and you needed to check them, and you had hours of AP environment homework you had not started, history and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Cambodia

Cambodia: Peace-Building & Conservation

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Four letters from Julie

Julie Tes, Participant

Dear Mom and Dad Thank you so much for everything. I especially want to thank you for allowing me to go on this Dragons trip. I have met so many amazing people, learned so much, and had plenty of great experiences in Cambodia. I can’t wait to see......Read More

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Photos from Sampela

Olivia Werby, Participant

Picture of the Week

We are approaching the end of our homestay time in Sampela. On Sunday, we’ll depart for Makassar and make our way onward to Toraja for our student led travel portion of the trip followed by our final transference days together. We hope you enjoy some of these photos from Sampela!

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community & Conservation

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Living with the Bajau

Shaiyah Weissman, Participant

Hi everyone! As I write this post, I’m sitting on the board walk in Sampela looking out at the beautiful ocean with a spear gun in my lap. Over the past couple of days we have been able to experience what life is like living with the Bajau.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community & Conservation

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My Life on Stilts

Chloé McClellan, Participant

As a land person, I have easy accessibility to multiple different living accomodations. I wake up in my own bed, take a hot shower, and eat a bowl of cereal with milk. I travel down asphalt paved roads to visit friends, go to the grocery store, and......Read More

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The Weight of a 65-Liter Pack

Emily Bailey, Participant

I can’t get over how heavy my backpack is. Filled with my six-week necessities, I practically topple over each time I throw it onto my back. What’s most astounding though, are its contents, so familiar to me but extremely mysterious to my......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

Eastern Himalayas: West Bengal to Sikkim

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Group on their way to Abu Dhabi!

Instructor Team, Instructor

Family and friends, the Eastern Himalaya team are on their way to Abu Dhabi. There they will meet the Nepal and Bhutan student groups and will travel together to the USA. Thank for your patience and support! They will be home shortly....Read More

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When the gang stops eating tajine…

al-Ferqa al-Maghribia, Team Morocco, Participant

In 58 hours, probably less by the time this yak is posted, we will have landed in DC and will hopefully be in the final stages of our journey home. Transference is about transferring our experience in Morocco back to our lives at home, so about 10......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Cambodia

Cambodia: Peace-Building & Conservation

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Dear Me When I Get Home

Rachel Horne, Participant

Yak of the Week

Dear Me When I Get Home Right now I sit here with 11 peers and 3 instructors who have taught me about the world and my role in it. I feel more educated on global issues than I ever have before, and yet I also feel like I have infinitely more to......Read More