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Growth Mountain

Skylar, Participant

I didn’t think we would be camping on this trip, but this homestay made me feel like we were. At around 1am, I went downstairs to the bathroom and saw an enormous spider with a body the size of my hand. I sprinted back to bed and tucked in my......Read More

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Homestay Dance Party Video!

Jessica Armstrong, Dragons Admin

This video was filmed last night (26 Feb) at the final party on the island of Koh K’Sach Tonlea. It really made me smile today. The students all had a great time with their host families and were able to express their gratitude for their time......Read More

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Open Arms

Caroline, Participant

This morning I woke up calmly, my back sore from the traditional cupping session I nervously did the night before. As I walk downstairs, I hear my host family joyfully calling my name, “Kale-oline!”. I smile and say “Ja!”......Read More

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Why am I here?

Fernanda, Participant

Yak of the Week

I am here to watch a TV show I do not understand. I am here to listen to a language in which I only know two words. I am here to taste food that I have never tasted before. I am here to feel the heat on my skin and the warm breeze go through my......Read More

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February 21, 2019

Joelle Reisner, Participant

“Sue Seday” that means hello in Khmer. We are currently half way through our Cambodian homestay. I am feeling like I am immersing myself in the culture. I feel positive, relaxed and calm. I am living with a grandmother named Sim. My host......Read More

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My Beautiful Nose

Maia Zelkha, Participant

When conversing with my host sister, Sim Sim, over dinner last night, she cheerfully mentioned that everyone is talking about my nose. Normally, this would shock me. How rude of someone to point out a feature I can’t change, as if I would even......Read More

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This Morning

Isa Warlick, Participant

Yak of the Week

This morning, our first morning in Koh K’Sach Tonlea, I’m slowly awakened by music I’ve never heard before. A distant neighbor has decided to start wedding festivities early, 5:30 am early. As I look around our single room home,......Read More

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Exploring Phnom Penh

Asa, Tomas, and Joelle, Participant

Right now, we have broken into 4 different groups as we race to finish a scavenger hunt that takes us all around Phnom Penh. While the task initially seemed daunting, exploring the city has been an amazing opportunity. Without any phones, we......Read More