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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group C

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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

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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

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Precourse Assignments

Instructor Team, Instructor

Part 1: Introduce yourself here on our Yak Board if you haven’t done so already. Thank you to those who have already posted! Part 2: Itinerary Have you had a chance to look over our itinerary yet? We want you to take ownership of this course.......Read More

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Intro!

Sage Block, Participant

Hello!! My name is Sage and I’m from Charlottesville, VA. I’m taking a gap year this year before attending Tulane University Architecture School in the fall! I’ve taken four years of Latin and Mandarin, but no Spanish, so that will definitely......Read More

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¡Hola!

Chris Robinson, Participant

Hey everyone! My name is Chris, I’m from California, and I’m currently on a gap year before starting college. So far on my gap year I lived in Costa Rica for two months, worked at a clothing store for a month, and I am currently road tripping......Read More

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Introduction

Sarah Booher, Participant

Hi! My name is Sarah and I’m from Northern California. I’m currently taking a gap year before going to the University of St Andrews in Scotland next year. I’ve spent this past fall working as a barista in a local cafe, nannying for......Read More

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Hi!

Abi Genser, Participant

Hey everyone! I’m Abi and I’m 18 years old. Currently taking a gap year after high school before attending Cornell University in the fall. This first semester I have been living in Israel doing a bunch of different independent programs......Read More

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Re: Technology Policy Questions

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hola Estudiantes, We have received a few questions regarding the specifics of our technology policy and so therefore would like to take a moment to clarify what items are allowed on course and what items should be left at home. Just to clarify:......Read More

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Introduction

Fiona Sills, Participant

Hi everyone, My name is Fiona Sills and I live in Massachusetts.  I just graduated high school and will be attending Colorado State University next year.  I enjoy riding horses and have been playing equestrian polo for five years.  I love the......Read More

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Introduction

Lila Singh, Participant

Hello, everyone! I’m stoked to meet you all. My name is Lila Singh. I’m 18, live in California, and am currently taking a gap semester or a gap year (haven’t quite decided yet). I love eating and making food, and am an avid baker. I also love......Read More

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Participant Introduction

Catarina Hanna-Amodio, Participant

Hi everyone, my name is Catarina and I am currently on a gap year, having finished high school in June last year. Over the last two months I have been living in Beirut, learning Lebanese and working for an NGO specialising in shelter for refugees.......Read More

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Introduction

Ella Goetze, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Ella and I am so excited to be joining you for this Andes and Amazon Semester!  I am 18 years old and I am currently taking a gap year before going to Dartmouth College next fall.  The two main adventures of my gap year so......Read More