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Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Intro!

Sam Stubbs, Participant

Hello everyone! My name is Sam and I live the small seaside community of Manchester on the north shore of Massachusetts. I’ll be turning 19 tomorrow and will attend Bennington college in southern Vermont next fall where I will be in the......Read More

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Student Introduction

Anna M., Participant

Hello friends! My name is Anna and I am 19 years old. I live on a small farm in New Hampshire adjacent to my parent’s candle factory and retail store where I work. On our farm we have millions of bees, about 100 chickens, 8 ducks, 2 guinea hens, 6......Read More

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Student Intro :)

Hayley Newman, Participant

Hey all! My name is Hayley and I’m from San Geronimo, California which is just north of San Francisco. My home is surrounded by lush hills filled with redwoods and is about 45 minutes away from the beach which spawned my love for marine science......Read More

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Intro! :)

Sadie Fischbeck, Participant

Hello! My name is Sadie and I am from a tiny town in central Vermont! I am 18 and about halfway through my gap year. I grew up in Vermont but my parents’ have always been adamant travelers, and they passed down the ‘travel bug’ to me. I know......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Homestay Gifts

I-Team, Instructor

Halo, semuanya! Today we’re bringing you some information on gifts for homestay families. It is highly recommended that you bring gifts for your families to show your appreciation and while it can be kind of tricky figuring out what to give......Read More

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Student Introduction

Steven Gu, Participant

Dear fellow dragons, My name is Steven Gu, 19 years old, and I am from; actually, that’s a very difficult question to answer. I was born in fast-changing urban China. I grew up in the city of Nanjing, the ancient capital of the Republic of......Read More

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Student Intro!

Nicole, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Nicole and I live just outside of Washington, D.C. in Bethesda, MD! I’m turning 19 in March and am headed to California for college next fall. My hobbies include anything marine-science, exercise (running, yoga,......Read More

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Bahasa Indonesia

Instructor Team, Instructor

Apa kabar murid-murid Naga! (How are you Dragons’s students!) “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” –Nelson Mandela Bellow are few basic......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Pre-Course Assignments

I-Team, Instructor

Hello! We know that you all have been putting a lot of work into packing and preparing for our journey, and we created this assignment in the hopes that it will further prepare us! There are three parts to the assignment: first, to begin to learn......Read More

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Master Packing List

I-Team, Instructor

INDONESIA CLOTHING & EQUIPMENT MASTER PACKING LIST (Please defer to this one in case of discrepancies) — Selamat Datang Dragons! It’s about time to start that first round of packing. This is when it all starts to feel real! It is less......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Pre-Course Webinar Recording

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Students & Families, As you prepare for the upcoming departure, don’t forget about your pre-course webinar recording! While many of you joined us for the live discussion and Q&A, we also recorded the conversation and presentation so......Read More

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Instructor Introduction

Keshet Miller, Instructor

Happy New Year everyone! The turn of the year always reminds me to hit pause, reflect on the past, and look toward to what’s next. I hope you all have had a joyous and peaceful holiday season and are ready to focus on your upcoming adventures in......Read More

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Sampai Jumpa di Indonesia!

Rita Sri Suwantari, Instructor

Apa kabar? “How are you?” At this moment, my mind has been filled up with many questions about you all…my fellow travelers. Where are you now? What kind of preparation are you already have for Indonesia? Or whether you have been starting to......Read More

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Instructor Introduction

Colin, Instructor

Hey folks! Apa kabar? Sudah siap? My name is Colin and I will be one of the instructors for this program, along with Rita and Keshet.  This will be my second time leading a program with Dragons and I can’t wait for it to start! In this post I......Read More