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Group Safe in Jogya following Earthquakes

Jessica Armstrong, Dragons Admin

Hello families and friends of our Indonesia Fall Dragons, We just wanted to confirm with you all that our student group is safe and sound in their homestay in Jogya following a series of earthquakes that have hit Indonesia. No tremors have been felt......Read More

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First Impressions

Baby Dragons, Participant

Homestay in Jogya Today we began our homestay, and we thought it would be a fun activity to share with you our first impressions and first experiences with our families: Harrison: I started my homestay with a horse driven carriage through the the......Read More

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Friday in Yogyakarta

Enzo, Participant

Me, Avery, Carly, Eeshani and Savanna went to a grill place for lunch. I had a really great donburi and Thai iced tea. Avery squeezed all over the fries. It was fun. Afterwards we went to the Indomaret convenience store to buy snacks....Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

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My Walk Home

Shane, Participant

Feeling confident enough in my ability to get home by myself, I told my instructors that there was no need for my homestay family to come get me – something that was only going to happen on our first full day in our home stays. As I began......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

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Telaga Warna

Student Group, Participant

We had a walk uphill along the potatoes and carrots fields until we reach one of the spot with the view of “Telaga Warna” (or color lakes of Dieng). One of our activities that morning was sharing our goals for this semester and create......Read More

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4:00 A.M.

Chris, Participant

Sunday, September 22, Dieng, Indonesia Every morning, I wake up to the sounds of the mosque that adjoins our homestay in Dieng, Indonesia. Piercing the pre-dawn dark, a man’s voice booms through the house, sonorous and powerful. It is......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Orientation Week!

Eeshani, Participant

Orientation week began Wednesday early morning with a curving 6 hour train ride through rows upon rows of rice fields, towns, and for a few brief minutes, our first glimpses of the ocean. On the train our group connected more through playing......Read More

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Exploring Dieng!

Hannah, Instructor

We’ve spent the past two days in Dieng Plateau, a beautiful part of the highlands nestled amongst volcanoes and terraced farms. Yesterday and today, we explored two ancient Hindu temples in the area, using these sites as a backdrop for orientation......Read More

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Getting Oriented

ITeam, Instructor

Our group got familiar with the geography of Indonesia and discussed our intended itinerary during our first day of orientation. They did an awesome job identifying the locations of some of the towns, cities, and islands that we will be visiting......Read More