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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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Ruby Lamb, Participant

Hi group b! My name is Ruby, I am psyched to get started on this adventure real soon! I am 18 years old and am in a gap year right now before I will be starting at Colorado College this fall. I am from Calais, Vermont but my family and I have been......Read More


Brief Introduction Yak

Andrew, Participant

Hello Fellow Group B Travelers! My name is Andrew and I am beyond thrilled to be traveling with y’all! Some quick facts about myself. 19 years old Born in Buffalo, NY and Raised in Beijing, China (went to school in Beijing until 7th grade)......Read More



Leila El-Dada, Participant

Hi there! I’m so excited to travel with you all. After attending high school in beautiful Sydney, Australia, I’ve just moved back to the little town near Philadelphia that I was born and raised in. And when I say “just,” I......Read More



Adam Marcelo, Participant

Hey everyone! My name is Adam Marcelo, I’m 19 years old and I’m from a suburb just outside of Boston. Of course coming from Massachusetts I am a big Patriots fan and last Sunday was a very stressful time and had many ups and downs.......Read More



Henry Raith, Participant

Hello! My name is Henry Raith and I can’t tell you how excited I am to be apart of Group B (the best group of course). I am 19 years old, attend University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and have been working as a manager at a small......Read More


Hey there!

Sabrina Strain, Participant

With nervous excitement and anticipation, I can not wait to not only meet you, but to truly get to know you all! My name is Sabrina, and I am from the San Francisco area. When I have time, I love trail running or going on adventures to new places.......Read More



Abby Meyers, Participant

I want to start off by saying how unbelievably excited, scared, motivated, and anxious I am to begin this journey with my fellows in Group B! To you all, I say hi. Born and raised in a suburb outside of Washington D.C, I come from a very active......Read More


Technology Policy

Instructor Team, Instructor

Queridxs Dragones, Technology is amazing. It has the ability to connect people in the most remote parts of the world, to spread ideas and to inspire us. However, we’re sure you’ve seen the ugly side of technology as well. Tools like smartphones......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B


Additional Packing Notes – important,...

Frank Concha, Instructor

Saludos queridos Dragones! The time has arrived to start thinking about packing and I’m pretty sure an important question came up for you; what should I pack? I am asking myself the same question every time I´m packing, and it is better to do......Read More


Let’s Get Started! 1st Assignment

Lxs Instructorxs, Instructor

Quiredxs Dragones, It is time to get started! We will soon be gathering to spend 3 months exploring, discovering, questioning and sitting in wonder of Pachamama together. Now that we have introduced ourselves we would love to hear from YOU! Below......Read More

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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


Saludos from Peru

Frank, Instructor

It is incredible how time flies. In a couple of weeks we will be travelling together and we will have the time to get to know each other by sharing our memories, reflections, laughter, thoughts, tears and many hugs to take away what made us cry. The......Read More


An Introduction

Vincent Giannotti, Instructor

¡Hola a tod@s! I want to start off by saying how excited I am to be an instructor on this program. This will be my 3rd program with Dragons, but my first in South America! For most of the past seven years, I have lived in Nepal. I began as an......Read More


Saludxs y Una Receta!

Elly, Instructor

¡Hola a tod@s! Greetings from my Colorado pueblo where my community is excitedly preparing for our solstice celebration this friday. We plan to welcome in the light with a fire ceremony honoring the Apus that bless us here in the renowned Rockies.......Read More