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ARE YOU READY FOR THE ADVENTURE? OUR TENTATIVE...

Marcus Larsen-Strecker, Instructor

千里之行,始于足下 qiān lǐ zhī xíng,shǐ yú zú xià A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step Hello everyone, In less than a month, we will embark on our summer adventures together. As we eagerly await your......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

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

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Homestay gifts

Stacey Leibowitz, Participant

Hello Ling – I saw your post about gifts for homestay families – the guidance is very helpful! Could you share the number of unique/different homestay families Nathan will stay with over the course of his trip? I want to make sure he......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

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

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Internet access in China

Qianping, Participant

You all have surely heard of internet censorship in China. This is a very big and complex topic that we will definitely be chatting about during our time in China. Many websites we often use in other parts of the world will not be available without......Read More

China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A, China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group B, China: Mandarin Language Intensive (6-week)

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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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Hello from Marcus!

Marcus Larsen-Strecker, Instructor

Hello everyone, Marcus here!   I will be one of your instructors this upcoming summer, alongside Zhaoling and Qianping, and I am greatly looking forward to meeting each of you and to embarking on our journey together in China! As the summer......Read More

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Welcome Summer 2019 China Students &...

Jody, Dragons Admin

Hello China Summer 2019 Students & Families! Welcome to the Yak Board! Going forward, this will be our main forum for sharing information about preparing for the summer, a place for instructors and students to introduce themselves, a place to......Read More

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A note on social media

Miriam, Dragons Admin

Dear Summer 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

Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture, China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A, China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group B, China: Mandarin Language Intensive (6-week), China: The Silk Road, Cambodia: Peace-Building & Conservation, Myanmar: Visions of Democracy, Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas, Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas, North India: Roof of the World (4-week), Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive (6-week), Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A, Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive (4-week) - Group B, Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes, Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group A, Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group B, Madagascar: Island of Diversity, Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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Welcome to the Yak Board!

Miriam, Dragons Admin

Dear Summer 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