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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group C

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We arrived to Sucre

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hi everyone! We arrived safe and happy to Sucre and then made our way to our orientation site Aritumayu in the countryside.  We will spend the next three days getting to know each other and preparing to explore Peru and Bolivia. The group is in......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Packing Question

Audrey, Participant

Do we need an adapter plug for charging steripens/cameras in Bolivia or Perú? Response: The outlets in Bolivia and Peru can accommodate a two prong US charger.  If you have a device with three prongs (usually only larger devices like computers),......Read More

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Response to questions

Instructor Team, Participant

Sleeping bag: depending on the type of backpack Witt has it could possibly be attached using some of the buckles & straps on either the front or bottom of the bag. Or if those are not available you could squeeze it between the body of the......Read More

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See you soon!

Instructor Team, Instructor

Greetings from Samaipata, Bolivia! Samaipata is a small town outside of Santa Cruz where we’ll be meeting you in just a few short days. The 3 of us have gathered here with the instructors from groups A & B, along with some Dragons admin to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Lonely planet

Barrett Ihde, Participant

Hi. I don’t know if I missed it or not, but I’m wondering if we are supposed to bring our lonely planet guides with us?...Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Departure Day Details & Reminders

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Dragons Students & Parents, Your journey is right around the corner and we can’t wait to meet you! Below is a reminder about your day-of travel details. Should you need to reach our staff during students’ travel days (both during AND......Read More

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Intro

Eoin Schnell, Participant

Hey! My name is Eoin (pronounced Owen, it’s an Irish spelling) I’m from Brooklyn New York and will be heading to Oberlin college next fall. I’m a fluent speaker of German and spent this fall in Germany doing an architecture......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Re: QUESTIONS FOR S AMERICA TRIP FROM PARENT

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hola Moira, Let’s dive into those questions. Spending money: In the first couple of weeks of our program we will have regular access to ATMs so the students do not need to travel with a lot of cash. $200-300 would be more than enough. Its fine if......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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Questions for S America trip from parent

Moira McCarty, Participant

Hi, I am the parent of Eoin Schnell who will be on the trip for S America Group C. I have several questions. 1.As to the spending money. I saw you suggest $50-75 a week and that using an ATM is possible. How much cash should be given  to start(how......Read More

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Hola! Me llamo Witt!

Witt Spiller, Participant

Hey! I’m Witt from Knoxville, TN. I am 18 and will be attending the university of Vermont in the fall. Some of my passions include the environment, politics, martial arts, food and Animals! I am in a program with Vermont Law school to hopefully......Read More

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Introduction

Meagan Matt, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Meagan, I’m from New York, and I am currently taking a gap year before heading to Tufts University next fall. I just spent last semester studying abroad in Spain and traveling around Europe, and I am hoping to......Read More

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Latin America News Resources

Instructor Team, Instructor

Despite being home to nearly 10% of the world’s population, Latin America doesn’t often make the headlines in the US or Western Europe. Or when it does enter our news stream it’s almost always all about one topic, immigration. While we......Read More

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Hello!

Audrey Washington, Participant

My name is Audrey Washington and I am from Berkeley, California. I am looking forward to meeting you all and sharing this exciting adventure together! I love being outdoors and am particularly excited to go trekking and to take in the nature of......Read More