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Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia


This I Believe

Eleanor, Participant

This I believe: thrusting myself into the darkness and trusting my feet to find solid ground. The narrow view of home behind, the unknown ahead, and me — questioning, grasping for answers that I cannot reach, about the world, about myself. At the......Read More


Lice of the Party

Nellie, Olivia, and Lae, Participant

As Dragons students we often do things a little differently than most, whether that means taking a two-hour tuk tuk instead of an air-conditioned van or simply bringing home a souvenir with a little more life to it than a snow globe or a t-shirt.......Read More


Elephant Cave

Mikey, Eleanor and Ben, Participant

In the tired travel town of Thakhek, three students looked for something, anything, to do. They wandered the streets, incapable of finding anything but overpriced ice cream and two lethargic temples. In the central square, signs pointed in all......Read More


Mekong Rap

Mikey, Participant

We were all hurting on the trek to Yubeng I’ll fund a thousand revolutions by the end of this song Destroying nations like the CIA did to the Hmong We’ll be out of this country right after Jinghong Even though we all just want to stay in Dali......Read More