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China: South of the Clouds

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Novedades

Oscar Rodriguez, Participant

Hi.   I Want to know how is going the group after you arrived Beijing!...Read More

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Arrived in Beijing!

Jody, Dragons Admin

All China semester students and instructors (except for one student who will join the group in a few days) have arrived in Beijing and are now together and headed towards their orientation site along the Great Wall near Gubeikou. Wishing everyone a......Read More

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China: South of the Clouds

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Group is at the gate!

Carin, Dragons Admin

The China group is finally all together now, ready to board their flight to Beijing. Safe travels students! Family & Friends, please look out for another update from the instructor team once the group arrives safely in Beijing. No news in......Read More

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China: South of the Clouds

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Reflections for the plane-ride!

Marcus Larsen-Strecker, Participant

Hello friends! We’re less than a week away now from meeting in Beijing! We have put together a few questions for you to ponder on your plane ride to China. No need to stress about these, but instead we hope you can view these prompts as an......Read More

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Hello

Buttar-Miller, Participant

Hello everyone. My name is Casimir and I will be joining all of you on this adventure. I am from St. Louis, Missouri and have studied Chinese for six years. I have been to China twice before, however, this will be my first time in any of the rural......Read More

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Hello

Buttar-Miller, Participant

Hello everyone. My name is Casimir and I will be joining all of you on this adventure. I am from St. Louis, Missouri and have studied Chinese for six years. I have been to China twice before, however, this will be my first time in any of the rural......Read More

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✌️

Faith Zehfuss, Participant

Hi everyone! I’m Faith. I decided to take a gap year to have a more global focus, gain clarity about what to study in college, and become more independent. I’m Chicago born and raised and am a fan of all things Chicago- running through different......Read More

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Hi!

Carolina, Participant

Hey everybody! I know I’m a little late with this intro but better late than never! My name is Carolina and I graduated from high school in Vermont last spring. I’ll be attending the University of Denver but I decided to take a gap year......Read More

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China: South of the Clouds

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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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Hello!

Miles Bader, Participant

Hey everybody! I’m Miles, and I’m from Palo Alto, California (right near Stanford). I grew up and have always lived here in Silicon Valley, and I’m sure it has shaped much of my personality. I’ll be attending Vassar College......Read More

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Packing Notes!

Maddie Melton, Participant

Hello everyone! Now that our tentative itinerary is up, we also want to share some final packing notes with you as you gear up and get ready for the journey ahead! The packing list in your Course Preparation Manual is very thorough and that should......Read More

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China: South of the Clouds

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The…tentative itinerary!!!

Marcus Larsen-Strecker, Instructor

Note—this itinerary will change. The intended flexibility allows us to travel with the locals, to off-the-beaten-track locations that often do not have fixed bus schedules. It also enables us as instructors to use the core curriculum and program......Read More

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China: South of the Clouds

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ELECTRONICS POLICY

Pei, Instructor

Hello all, Here is a quick note about our electronics policy on course. Of course, if you have any questions, please feel free to post a yak. First…We know it’s tough. We know it’s rough. But the trip will be better without this stuff.......Read More

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Hey Everyone!

Nicholas, Participant

Hey everyone! I’m Nick. I’m a rising junior at NYU who decided to take this fall semester off to re-immerse myself in China and make sure I have the energy and the focus to keep going through NYU (and hopefully law school and graduate......Read More

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PRE-COURSE WEBINAR RECORDING

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Students & Families, As you prepare for the upcoming departure, don’t forget about your pre-course webinar recording! While many of you joined us for the live discussion and Q&A, we also recorded the conversation and presentation so......Read More