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Final Yak

Anna G., Instructor

Dear all, I am sitting here along the Preaek Tuak Chuu with my book and tea, having a moment to myself, but not feeling so alone because my mind is on you. I know you would believe me when I tell you that I already wrote a different version of this......Read More

Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia, Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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The Group Flight Has Landed!

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

We just heard from the student leaders this afternoon whom have reported that the group flight had landed safely. By now, many students are making their way through customs and on their way to their home airports. We wish them the safest of travels......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Thursday, December 5, Jakarta

Chris, Participant

Yak of the Week

Thursday, December 5, Jakarta “Because here’s something else that’s weird but true: in the day-to-day trenches of adult life, there is actually no such thing as atheism. There is no such thing as not worshipping. Everybody worships. The only......Read More

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The Tides of Sampela

Hannah Sachs, Instructor

Yak of the Week

It has been one week since we left our homestay in Sampela, the remote village suspended on dried coral reef and stilts over the ocean off the coast of the Wakatobi island chain. Like our students, this was my first time visiting this community.......Read More

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Transference

Colin (ITeam), Instructor

We started out in Dieng, in the chilly, misty, geologically active highlands. Amid steam vents, ancient temples, and terraced potato fields, we got oriented to each other and to Indonesia. Now, ten flights, a dozen islands, 100 mangoes, 750 es......Read More

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Team on the move

Jessica Armstrong, Dragons Admin

As the first rains of the wet season fell this morning on Sampela, breaking a drought that has caused a lot of stress and hardship, our team bid heartfelt farewells to their homestay families and expressed gratitude to the community for hosting......Read More

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Sampela Poetry

Shane, Savanna, Eeshani, and Harrison, Participant

Yak of the Week

The group has had an amazing time in Sampela and after reflecting on such a wonderful cultural and personal experience, we are getting ready to say goodbye to a place so unlike our American home. A place where we learned to spearfish, spent a lot of......Read More