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Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Skylar, Participant

Hey! I’m Skylar, and I am so excited to meet everyone and start an amazing few months together! I am passionate about both eating and cooking food, running and hiking, meeting new people, and getting out of my comfort zone. I spent the first......Read More



Maia, Participant

Hey everybody! My name is Maia, like many of you I’m also on a gap year right now before I start college in the fall. I’m taking a gap year because I think it’s really important that I have the opportunity to have this year to be on my own and......Read More



Caroline Strom, Participant

Hi! My name is Caroline and I am really excited for our upcoming journey! I am currently taking a gap year so I can engage in new experiences before heading to college. I love scuba diving, listening to music (I have quite a broad taste), traveling......Read More



Alyssa, Participant

Hi! I’m Alyssa (pronounced Aleeeesa), and I’m a huge foodie, a bit of a klutz, an adrenaline junkie, and a dad joke fanatic. Other than trying and eating the different types of South East Asian foods (such as mangoes, sticky rice, etc), I’m......Read More



Asa Leventhal, Participant

Hello! I am Asa, and I can’t wait to meet all of you and start travelling along the Mekong. I love books, politics, watching/playing sports, and spending time with my friends and family. I also enjoy meeting new people, immersing myself in......Read More