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Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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First Morning In Langa

Nicole Jehl, Participant

Here’s a journal entry from Saturday March 16th, our first morning in Langa: At 5:40am my watch alarm sounded, but my bladder had already been begging me to leave the sanctum of a warm blanket and mosquito net for the better part of the past hour.......Read More

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Life at Eco Eden

Sadie, Participant

Salt on my skin Wind in my hair The sun bakes down The lightning breaks the sky Ants stream across my wall A river of life Enveloping anything sweet In a mad frenzy I look out at the sea To see A herd of goats surge over the dunes Waves crash Wind......Read More

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Mid-course Pictures

Instructors, Instructor

These pictures are from mid-course where we have had the chance to relax, reflect, and finally snorkel in the coral reefs. The students have been thinking about their time thus far in the course and realigning their goals moving forward. It has been......Read More

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Langa Homestay

Instructors, Instructor

Today the students have started their homestay in Langa, Flores. After we got a warm welcome from the homestay families, served with Langa homemade coffee, cassava and corn from their own harvest. Students started to introduce themselves in Bahasa......Read More

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Update from Riung

Jessica A, Dragons Admin

Hi everyone! I just received a short text update from the instructors and wanted to pass on the message that everyone is doing well in Riung. The students have been busy exploring the surrounding islands/reefs, they spent last night camping out in......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Comfort

Lila Brady, Participant

I just sat down at an internet cafe, after mindlessly waltzing in, grabbing the little CD with the number of a kiosk on it, plopping myself down, starting the computer, clicking all the right, hard-to-find buttons, clicking out of the anti-virus......Read More

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Onwards to Flores!

Keshet Miller, Instructor

Hi friends and family, We hope this finds you well. As you all back in America are transitioning into Spring (and daylight savings?) we are transitioning as well here in Indonesia. Tomorrow we are leaving Jogja, and students are currently preparing......Read More

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Power in Jogja

Nicole, Participant

Power. In Jogja it surrounds us. The power here is different, New.   Power. In the way time creeps along, Then swallows you whole. Smiling the whole way through.   Power. In a world come alive With each word learnt. Through language......Read More

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A lil’ Update

Otis, Participant

Yak of the Week

Figure there’s more than a few parents out there wishing for a little more of an… elucidating report from their kids on how their grand adventure abroad has been to date, so I thought I’d at least share how its been for me and......Read More

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A Day in the Life

Keshet Miller, Instructor

Believe it or not, this is our last week here in Jogja and it has truly been an honor to spend the last couple of weeks here. I have witnessed tremendous growth in each student as they have delicately transitioned from their daily routines back home......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Rain March

Dashiel, Participant

I laughed like a mad man. Cackled in a scream drowned out by the blast of raindrops the size of my thumbs. I swear loudly, louder than I’ve ever in my life – again drowned out by the rain. I’d unwittingly landed my right foot in a......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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On Home

Lila Brady, Participant

Yak of the Week

To start, some prose for you: Today, someone sneezed and it sounded like you and instantly my heart dove into your white puffy jacket. My mind thinks often of the moment I said goodbye to you. Today I climbed into a taxi on Jalan Sukum as stalks of......Read More