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Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

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Thoughts from Jogja

Babette Kania, Participant

I’m writing this from an internet cafe in Jogja, the first internet cafe that I’ve ever had the pleasure (?) of using. The first computer assigned to me wasn’t working, so I bashfully crept to the counter. “Could I get some......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Update!

Nicole, Participant

We are finally in Yogya and ready to begin homestays! We spent orientation learning about our group and about our new home for the next 3 months. Yesterday, after 5 days in Dieng, we took a 5-hour bus ride to Yogya–our home for the next 3 1/2......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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First Yak

N8 Dahman, Participant

The first week has been a little interesting. I have been trying all the spicy food, making my tongue go numb. The language is still complete jiborish to my ears, I only have got a few basic sentences down so far. I can communicate just enough to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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We made it!

Jackson, Participant

Hey everyone! I am loving the food and the people here. We have been making a lot of new friends like the group of little boys in a mosque courtyard that we would go play soccer with every afternoon in Dieng. We also put on a show for the hotel we......Read More

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An afternoon in Dieng

Nicole, Participant

The afternoon call to prayer echoed off the volcanoes and mountains surrounding the bustling city of Dieng. The sweet and putrid scent of durian filled our nostrils, and the roar of passing motorbikes reverberated through the cobblestones. As......Read More

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Arrival to Orientation

Rita, Participant

After a six hours train from Jakarta to Semarang (the capital of Central Java), we were driving up to Dieng Plateu in Central Java, located about 2000 mt above sea level where we are going to have our orientation for five days, do some hikes at the......Read More

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Pictures!

Otis Wheeler, Participant

Not sure why the pictures didn’t post the first time but here they are… a day before we leave. First one is on some mountains near where I live and then me with some (very adorable) kids that I babysit....Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Student Intro

Otis Wheeler, Participant

Hey everyone, my names Otis and right now I live in Santa Rosa, CA, two-ish hours north of SF. Im originally from Manhattan but have been moving around most of my life, through upstate New York, Boston, Austin, New Orleans and eventually to......Read More