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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group C

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Group C has made it to Santa Cruz

Cat, Participant

Hola everybody, Group C has made it safely and successfully to their flight destination in Bolivia, Santa Cruz de la Sierra. And although we got caught up in the moment, playing some games, introducing ourselves and getting to know each other. We......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Group C is at the gate!

Carin, Dragons Admin

Group C has made it to the gate for their first flight down to South America. Safe travels students! Family & Friends, please look out for another yak post from the instructor team early tomorrow morning once the group has landed safely in Santa......Read More

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HYPE UP YAK and Reminders

Cat, Jesse, and Colleen, Participant

Hola estudiantes! It’s your instructors here in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, waiting for your arrival. We just wanted to send you a last little note to say we are so excited to meet you all bright and early on Monday! So soon! PLEASE make sure you......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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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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Hi

Jillian, Participant

Hey guys, my name is Jillian and I live in Princeton Junction, New Jersey with my parents and 4 siblings (including my twin sister, Sydney). I graduated from The Lawrenceville School in June and I will be attending Harvard in the fall of 2020 where......Read More

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Hi, I’m Sydney

Sydney, Participant

Hi, I’m Sydney Medina and I’m from Princeton Junction, New Jersey. Since I will be traveling with my twin sister, Jillian, I thought I’d use this photo so that you could see our younger sister, Gabby (I’m on the left). We also have an older......Read More

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Hi! I’m Bridget!

Bridget Williams, Participant

Hey y’all! My name is Bridget, and I live right outside of DC in Alexandria, Virginia. I graduated from T.C. Williams High School in June (Remember the Titans…?), and I will be attending the University of Virginia next fall. In high......Read More

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Saludos a Todos

Sean, Participant

Buenas, I’m writing from The City, where I’ve been couch-surfing for the past few weeks. I find myself here after living with friends and host families in Northern Spain and Paris for the past few summer months. I spent most of my adolescence......Read More

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¡Hola!

Judah, Participant

Hello Everyone, My name is Judah and I use he, him, his pronouns.  I was born and raised on the rural, rugged coast of Northern California.  I am taking a gap year before attending Yale University next fall as a member of the Class of 2024.  I......Read More

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Hello!!

Max Romeyn, Participant

Hey guys! My name is Max, and I live in Darien, Connecticut. I just finished my sophomore year at Hamilton College; however, the past two years have not been quite the experience that I expected. When I think about school, I am passionate about the......Read More

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Hola amigos!

Emmy-Anna de Haas, Participant

Hey everyone! My name is Emmy, I´m 18 years old and just graduated from high school. I live outside of Hamburg in the north of Germany. In my spare time I enjoy playing field hockey, tennis, running, reading, Netflix and hanging with friends.......Read More

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hello!

Hannah, Participant

Hi everyone! I’m Hannah and I’m looking forward to meeting you all soon! I’ve lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma my whole life, but will finally get a change of scenery in the Fall of 2020 when I head off to Stanford. In college, I’m......Read More

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Hello World

Mahesh Agarwal, Participant

Hi there, I’m Mahesh: a curious, talkative and (evidently) procrastinating eighteen year old from the seacoast of New Hampshire. I spent twelve years at a small school in Maine where I participated in school politics, performed stand-up......Read More

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I’m Reid!

Reid Shaffer, Participant

Hi Everybody, My name is Reid and I graduated from Fairview Highschool in Boulder, Co in May. I was born and raised in Boulder and next year I plan to attend Miami of Ohio, where I will most likely pursue buisness. After our adventure in South......Read More