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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group A

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Hola!

Ezra Chan, Participant

Hola! My name is Ezra and I currently live in Vancouver, Canada. Previously, my life has included living in Northern California, and Shanghai as well. I love to travel and explore new places and cultures, and I can’t wait to start this......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Home stay gifts

Keshet Miller, Participant

Hola Dragones, We have some questions from your friends about homestay gifts during our instructor’s call. Here we give you information on gifts for homestay families. It is highly recommended that you bring gifts for your families to show your......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Accessing Email and ATMS while in South America

The Instructors, Participant

The I-team members are all in Bolivia and in the coming days we will be finalizing plans as we eagerly await your arrival. We wanted to reach out today in this message to make you aware that it is common for students’ emails and other methods of......Read More

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Hey everyone

Nico, Participant

Hi guys! Looking forward to meeting you all in a little bit! I’m from Syracuse, New York and have done a decent amount of travel but haven’t ventured to South America yet. I speak French but very little Spanish, so I’m excited......Read More

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What’s up everyone

Sam Thomson, Participant

Hi everybody, my name is Samuel and I’m from Berkeley, California. I’ve lived here my whole life with my mom and dad, older brother and younger sister. I love exploring this state, and fishing in the Sierra Nevada or Trinity Alps region......Read More

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Hi!!

Lucy, Participant

Hi! I’m Lucy and I’m from Washington, DC. I love DC and being close to so much history has taught me a lot and definitely shaped my career interests, but I’m also excited to leave such a high pressure area and live more presently. I love......Read More

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Introduction

Bryn, Participant

Hi guys, My name is Bryn and I’m from Virginia Beach VA. I’m sorry for the late post. I’m really excited to join this trip with y’all. For a while, I’ve wanted to take a gap year but never knew what to do during it and......Read More

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Hi everyone!!

Sofie Lasko, Participant

Hi! My name is Sofie Lasko and I’m from the Chicago area. The best part of where I live is being only a mile away from Lake Michigan. It makes for lots of good hammock time in parks next to the beach and dog walks along the shore. This is not......Read More

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Hello

Henry Popp, Participant

Hi everyone I’m very excited for our journey! My name is Henry Popp and I’m from the Californian Central Coast. I’ve lived here in San Luis Obispo for the past 9 years after moving here from Santa Fe, New Mexico. I just returned home after......Read More

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Hello!

Sierra Goodfriend, Participant

Hey group A! My name is Sierra Goodfriend, and I can’t wait to meet all of you in less than two weeks. I’m from the San Francisco Bay Area, and I live just outside of San Francisco, which is my favorite city in the world (so far). At......Read More

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Pre-Course Assignment

Randall, Participant

Hola Dragones. We know that you all have been putting a lot of work into packing and preparing for our journey, and we have created an assignment for you to help you prepare for our upcoming adventure. We have divided the student group into four......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Technology Policy

Keshet, Randall and Paola, Instructor

Hola estudiantes! We are so excited to begin our adventure with all of you. One of the things we want to offer you is a fully present and meaningful experience. For this time, we’re going to unplug to plug in; the world will be our entertainment,......Read More

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Presenting our tentative itinerary!

Keshet, Paola, and Randall, Instructor

Hola dragones ¿còmo estàn? We’re excited to present our tentative itinerary for this fall! Even as we write this, the instructor team is still chatting about the benefit of option A over option B, checking hotel availability, monitoring the......Read More

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Hello Friends!

Danielle, Participant

Hi Everyone 🙂 I hope you are all having a good day! I’m Danielle and I guess we’ll be hanging out for the next few months.  I live in Massachusetts but probably spend more time in Connecticut, which is only five minutes down the......Read More

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Hi!!

Maddy Cooper, Participant

Hi all! I am so excited to meet all of you so soon! My name is Maddy Cooper and I’m from Vail, Colorado. I grew up in the mountains, so I spend a lot of my time skiing, hiking, camping, or something of the sort. In high school I played soccer......Read More