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China: The Silk Road

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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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Introduction-Noam Backner

Noam Backner, Instructor

Hi All! This is Noam, and first of all let me express my gratitude to you all for joining the Dragons Silk road adventure 2019. At the moment writing from far away Istanbul, the fabled terminus of the Great Silk Road, I can barely suppress my......Read More

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Silk Road Instructor Introduction

Tindy Chen, Instructor

Dear students and families: I’m writing to you from Lamay, near the ancient town of Cusco, Peru. Last Christmas I started a 6 month trip that would complete my world tour, which I started in 2008. I have been traveling for 4 1/2 and half months......Read More

WTBD Yaks from China

China: The Silk Road

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Introducing Yourself and Using the Yak Board

Instructors, Participant

Hi everyone, Welcome to the Yak Yak board. This will be our number one place to communicate before the course begins. Once we begin our adventure, this is where we will share observations and details about our location and plans so our friends and......Read More

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Introduction—Luke Hein

Luke Hein, Instructor

Hi Silk Road students and families! My name is Luke Hein. I’m one of the Dragons instructors who will help you to make your upcoming journey a deep, meaningful, and fun experience. This will be my eleventh course with Dragons since I joined in......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

Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture, China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A, China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group B, 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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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