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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group A

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Thoughts on reading “The Hold Life...

Morgan Sharp, Participant

Hi all, What strikes me immediately upon reflecting on the first chapter of The Hold Life Has is the incredible connection to place the community in which Allen is living has. In my culture and other cultures I have experienced, people have a very......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Different Perspectives

Lyla, Participant

These perspectives of the world center on the idea of everything and everyone being animated; being alive. They grant power to things and places we may not quantify so concretely as important. I may love the changing colors of Vermont’s fall, but......Read More

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Hello!

Jackson Sides, Participant

What’s up! My name is Jackson Sides, and I live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I graduated from high school last May, and last fall, I spent the first part of my gap year in Washington, D.C. interning for a member of Congress. I had a great time and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Answers to Morgan’s Questions

Jhasmany, Instructor

Hello dear students, This yak is meant to answer Morgan’s questions and we think they are really good clarifications for all of you. So here we go: – Should we be able to pack our daypack and everything in it inside of our main pack? Or will......Read More

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Hello Everyone!

Abby, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Abby. I’m from Berlin, Vermont, a very small town. I’ve lived here my entire life and am so grateful to have grown up in such a beautiful place. It has taught me to respect and feel at home in the trees and the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Packing question

Morgan Sharp, Participant

Hi everyone, Seeing the recent introductions go up on the yak board is getting me super stoked to meet you all in person! I have a couple gear/logistical questions, mainly directed toward our instructors: – Should we be able to pack our......Read More

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Hi I’m Teagan!

Teagan, Participant

Hi Guys! My name is Teagan and I am from California. I was born in South Africa and later moved to the states with my family. I have always felt connected to my roots in South Africa and growing up there has definitely impacted my view on a lot of......Read More

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Hey!

Hannah Babe, Participant

Hey All! Stoked to meet you guys soon and start off on this new adventure! I’m Hannah and I’m from the Sierra Nevada mountains in Northern California. I moved here around five years ago from Chicago, and although the move from a large......Read More

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Hello!

Lyla, Participant

Hi! I’m Lyla, and I’m so excited to travel with all of you and experience Peru and Bolivia and go on this crazy adventure. I’m from rural Vermont, and Tuesday’s temperature got to -14° F (a super fun walk with my dog!!) But I love Vermont,......Read More

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Hello Everyone!

Sam Hollister, Participant

Hi guys! My name is Sam Hollister and I live just outside Boston, Massachusetts, in Newton, right next to Boston College. I graduated from high school this past May, and I am currently in the middle of a gap year which took me to New Zealand in the......Read More

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Hi I’m Morgan

Morgan Sharp, Participant

Hello everyone! I’m Morgan, born and raised in Seattle, Washington, and I love adventuring in the many wild places that surround my hometown. I’ve been fortunate to grow up surrounded by people who value strong, tight-knit community, spend lots......Read More

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Hi I’m Maayan

Maayan Weitzman, Participant

Hi Everyone! I’m Maayan and I’m from the Bay Area, California. Im super excited to meet all of you guys and finally start this journey! My first semester was spent living and working in Israel. I traveled a lot both within Israel,  and to other......Read More

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Wah Gwaan?

Danielle Mullings, Participant

Wah Gwaan? What’s up? ¿Qué Pasa? Greetings all, I am beyond excited to embark on this South American adventure in T – 17 days! (Yes, I’ve been counting down) My name is Danielle Mullings and I am from Kingston, Jamaica. Jamaican......Read More

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Our exciting tentative itinerary!

Jhasmany, Instructor

Dear students and families, We are so excited to present to all of you our tentative itinerary for the Spring semester! We are really excited to visit every single one of the places listed here and we hope you are going to get as excited as we are......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Vamos, pues! First assignment

Jesse, Instructor

Queridos Dragones, We hope your course-prep is going smoothly. In three short weeks, we begin our adventure together in Cochabamba. ¡Qué emoción! In order to be better prepared for the semester, your instructors have put together a few tasks for......Read More

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Unplug to connect

Jhasmany, Instructor

Dear friends, As an instructor team, we value the close community that develops when traveling in a group. We want to give you an opportunity to fully experience the world through different eyes. When we as humans encounter something unfamiliar,......Read More