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Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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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

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Full Life

Lila, Participant

Yak of the Week

I have been thinking a lot today about living a full life. I wonder if what I’m doing is making my life more full of life. I love quotes and words from aged travelers of the feeling of being alive in the middle of energetic, chaotic bazaars, and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

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Home Away From Home

Anna M., Participant

I have been in Indonesia for just over a week and although many sights, sounds, and experiences have been new and different I have been repeatedly surprised by how many little things remind me of home. For me the little triggers that spark a memory......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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A Train Through The Countryside

Lila, Participant

Does the sky reflecting in shallow fields of rice patties make your legs weaken and your heart feel like it does when you are taking your time to gaze at the moon? Does the sunlight chasing shadows across the speckled pools of water make you want to......Read More