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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group C

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Introduction

Barrett Ihde, Participant

Hi, my name is Barrett Ihde. I am 17, live in Oregon, and I am graduating high school a semester early to adventure in the Andes and Amazon with you guys. I play soccer, basketball, and run track. I live in a very active part of Oregon and love......Read More

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Runa Simi: The Language of the People

Instructor Team, Instructor

Runa Simi, or you may know it as Quechua, is spoken by around 10 million people throughout South America. Like many indigenous languages it is under risk of fading away. One inspirational young Peruvian woman named Renata Flores is working with her......Read More

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Some Packing Recommendations

Instructor Team, Instructor

Queridos amigxs, Can you believe it’s almost time to begin packing for our adventure? We understand this phase can be stressful for you and your family. Breathe and think of only bringing what you absolutely need. Some of the following are just......Read More

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Technology Policy Yak

The Instructors, Instructor

In just a few short weeks, we will all be meeting in Bolivia and beginning an incredible experience together. While you are packing and preparing for the journey, we want to address a few important points regarding the use of technology and personal......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A, South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B, South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C

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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

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Instructor Introduction

Dave Smith, Instructor

Hola! I hope everyone is doing well and super psyched for the adventure waiting for you just around the corner! My name is Dave and I’ll be one of your instructors this spring on your Andes and Amazon semester program along with Zack and Paola.......Read More

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Instructor Introduction

Zack Siddall, Instructor

你好estudiantes! Greetings from Kashgar (喀什, قەشقەر), Xinjiang, China. Located in the western most part of China, Kashgar is actually geographically closer to the capital of Syria, Damascus than it is to Beijing. Kashgar and the Xinjiang......Read More

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT MALARIA IN BOLIVIA...

Julianne, Dragons Admin

Hello upcoming Amazon travelers! As you are all likely beginning to visit travel doctors and make a plan for vaccinations and medication, we wanted to take this opportunity to provide some additional information, especially with regards to malaria......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A, South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B, South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C, Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation, Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia, Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A, Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group B

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A note on social media

Miriam, Dragons Admin

Dear Spring 2019 Travelers, It’s great to see your Yak Board come to life! This is a very exciting time of year for all of us, and while we understand that you’re likely anxious to meet your traveling companions, we have a request for you:......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A, South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B, South America: Andes & Amazon - Group C, Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation, Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia, Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A, Nepal: Himalayan Studies – Group B

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Welcome to the Yak Board!

Miriam, Dragons Admin

Dear Spring 2019 students, Welcome to the Dragons community and your course’s Yak Board! You can think of your course’s Yak Board as a online group journal and virtual bulletin board. Pre-course, you will use the Yak Board to introduce......Read More