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China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) – Group A

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Why We Travel

Group A, Participant

After arriving and acclimating to our new time zone, our group read and discussed the article, “Why We Travel” by Pico Iyer. Here are some of our thoughts: When traveling both as a group and individually, we develop heightened abilities......Read More

China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A, China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group B

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Group Beijing-Kunming Flight may be delayed

Jody, Instructor

The group’s flight from Beijing to Kunming will likely be delayed. Air China Flight 4174 is currently showing a 24 minute delay. We’ll post here again when the group arrives, or if there is a significantly longer delay (and suggest......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A

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Participant

Nora, Participant

Hi, my name is Nora parson and I’m 17 years old. I currently live in Sweden, though I recently moved from New York City as my family had lived there for the past 5 years. I have taken mandarin over several years however, the past two years I......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A

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Hi everyone!

Alexa b., Participant

Hello, my name is Alexa Behdjet. I will be a sophomore in high school and I live in Alamo, California. I love to play lacrosse and tennis and I play them for both my high school and year round. I am currently taking Chinese in school and have been......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A

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Introduction!

Lily v, Participant

Hi, I’m Lily. I just graduated from high school in New Jersey, but my family is from Pennsylvania, and I grew up in Singapore. I’ve studied Chinese during high school and a little bit before, and I am excited to continue studying it in college!......Read More

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China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A

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Hi, I’m Tori!

Victoria Sullivan, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Victoria (I go by Tori) and I am a 16-year-old student from southeastern Pennsylvania. I currently study Mandarin in school and will be taking the level three class next year. I have always loved learning about Chinese......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A

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Self Introduction

Nathan Leibowitz, Participant

Hey everyone, My name is Nathan. I’m 17 and I live in Brooklyn, NY. I’ve taken Mandarin at my school for the past five years and I’m excited to improve my Mandarin skills and experience Chinese lifestyle and culture with all of......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A

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I’m Coltrane, Nice to Meet You!

Coltrane Liu, Participant

Hi all! My name is Coltrane. I’m 17 and I live in sunny Los Angeles. I’m Chinese-American and both of my parents speak Mandarin, which is why I want to learn! My mom was born Hong Kong and my dad was born here in California. Growing up I......Read More

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Yak Board Intros

Qianping, Instructor

Hi everyone, Hello from the Sierras where Ling, Marcus and I are with the rest of the Dragons crew getting ready for our summer adventures. We are excited to meet you guys soon and would like to remind you to post a self intro to the Yak Board in......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A

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NOTES ON PACKING!

Marcus, Participant

Hello from your instructor team, Zhaoling, Marcus, and Qianping! We hope you are all reading up about China, practicing your Chinese, and generally getting excited for our incredible summer together! This Yak covers some packing considerations. You......Read More

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Dragons 1-Minute Visual-Story Contest

Dragons HQ, Dragons Admin

Hello Summer Students! Just wanted to share with you the details of our annual “1-Minute Visual Story” Contest… The goals of Dragons Visual-Story contest are to: Share visual story through student and in-the-field perspectives.......Read More

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Ready, Set…. (A Note from a Past Dragons...

Carin, Dragons Admin

Future Dragons, I hope you’re getting excited for the enlightening adventure that awaits you! I can tell you from experience that there is nothing quite like the feeling of being on a Dragons trip. From filling out the application and beginning to......Read More

China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A, China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group B

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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