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Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Asa, Participant

In many ways, life in both our Cambodian and Lao homestays has seemed like a paradise. Everyday day after lunch we take naps with our homestay families. We spend our evenings swimming by the beach , or playing volleyball with the community.......Read More

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Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Giving Back to Mother Earth

Sydney Nadler, Participant

I run into the forest, to do what must be done Giving back to Mother Earth An explosion from my buns We were only on a simple hike And all the sudden, I heard a grumble Through the trees, I tripped and stumbled To find a place where I could sit My......Read More

WTBD yaks from Mekong

Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Memories of the Mekong

Sydney Nadler, Participant

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I opened my eyes to sublime rhythms of the earths sky with sunsets of sugary orange and honeycomb reflected upon each pond. There sat the blazing lotus flower, so pure, so calm. I sat alone and watched the flower, my eyes began to tear. It is right......Read More

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Angkor Wat Photos

Solange & Noah, Participant

Here are some photos from our sunrise bike ride to Angkor Wat! The sun rises above Angkor Wat. Friends pose in front of the temple. Wall relief on the side of the main temple. Four faces to represent metta karuna, mudita, and upeka. Hidden temple in......Read More

WTBD yaks from Mekong

Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Beyond Language

Solange, Participant

Yak of the Week

I have always loved learning languages. Growing up in a bilingual household and attending international schools, I appreciate that languages can help bring distant communities together and bridge the gap between cultures. I knew that this program......Read More