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Peru: Sacred Mountains (6-week)

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In Peru!

L@s instructores, Instructor

The group has officially entered Peruvian territory. As we write, Anna and the students are waiting at the gate in Lima for their flight to Cusco. Lima can actually seem very far from the Cusco in many ways. For example, Lima is at sea level while......Read More

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The journey has begun!

L@s instructores, Instructor

Hello families and friends! As you may be able to tell from this photo, the 2018 Peru 6 week course student group has united in Miami 🙂 Anna will be accompanying them for the rest of the journey to Cusco, where Brian and Vanessa will meet them......Read More

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Intro

Taya Lenchner, Participant

Hi! My name is Taya. I am from northern California and I am going to be a junior in high school. I don’t really have many connections to Peru. My mom’s friend is Peruvian, so I have tried Peruvian food. I haven’t traveled much, but I have......Read More

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“Dreamers, they never learn.”...

Asher Freund, Participant

What’s up friends I am Asher Freund. I live about half an hour north of San Francisco. I am 17 and a rising senior. I read a lot. I also write for fun. Two of my favorite novels are ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ and ‘Franny and......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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Student Intro

Becky Nielsen, Participant

Hi! My name is Becky Nielsen. I am 16 and going to be a junior in the fall. I live with my mom and my dog, Charlie in Gurnee, Illinois which is about an hour north of Chicago. It’s a pretty hectic town, with an amusement park and a large mall,......Read More

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Thanks for the intros!

L@s instructores, Instructor

Hello students, First, thank you to Philip, Tava, Sofia, and Kayla for posting their introductions! We have enjoyed reading them. Your stories and reflections have impressed and inspired us. We look forward to the remaining student introductions......Read More

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Introduction

Philip Psaledakis, Participant

Hey! My name is Philip Psaledakis, I am 16 years old, and am going to be a Junior in high school. For the most part, I was raised in Aspen, Colorado. Aspen is 8,000 feet above sea level and surrounded by some of the tallest peaks and largest......Read More

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Hello Everyone!

Tava Harper, Participant

Hi! My name is Tava (tay-vuh) and I am 18 years old. I am from Colorado and have only been out of state twice (both times in the US). My first time on a plane was earlier this year. I don’t know what I would do without school or work, as I love to......Read More

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Aventura Espera

Sofia Perez-Conrad, Participant

Hello! My name is Sofia Perez-Conrad. I am from Madison,Wisconsin and am going to be a sophomore in high school. While I have traveled quite a bit, this will be a new challenging adventure for me. One of my biggest trips was when I traveled to......Read More

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Student Intro

Kayla Hutto, Participant

Hi! My name is Kayla Hutto. I am 17 years old and recently just graduated high school, and I’ll be heading to college in San Diego this fall semester.  I have dreamed of traveling to South America since I was a kid, and I feel super grateful......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (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 Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (6-week)

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Malaria Medication

Elein Phipps, Participant

We were given Malarone  (Atovaquone/Proguanil 250 mg-100mg) tablets for Malaria prevention. Directions are: Take 1 tablet daily, starting 1 day before entering Malaria risk area and continue taking for 7 days after leaving Malaria risk area. We......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (6-week)

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Typhoid and Yellow Fever

Alane Freund, Participant

Our pediatrician’s travel nurse was very non-committal about the Typhoid and Yellow Fever vaccines. I’d love to hear what Dragons folks think. We are a minimal vaccination family but of course want our son to have what he needs.......Read More

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Course Technology Policy

L@s instructores, Instructor

Dearest Dragoncitos, Let’s talk about electronics. This brief note is to remind you that you won’t need any electronics on this course. If you would like to bring something, please follow these guidelines: Not permitted: Cell phones,......Read More