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Arrival at LAX

Hannah Sachs, Instructor

The group has safely arrived, passed through passport control, and dispersed to their onward connecting flights or accommodations. Thank you all for an incredible month! Until we meet again…  ...Read More

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Boarding in Hong Kong

Hannah Sachs, Instructor

Charles, Alisa, and Oscar are already somewhere in the air, flying to China, Japan, and France respectively. WE are on line to board our group flight from Hong Kong to LAX. Charlotte has four hours left of her layover, then she’s off to Belgium....Read More

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What I’ve Realized…

Myanmar Dragons, Participant

Dear loved ones, We write to you from our transference space, the Bago Metta Peace Center. Tucked away in the forest, this humble abode has been our base for our first and last days in Myanmar. Today is bittersweet. We realize that our community of......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Myanmar

Myanmar: Visions of Democracy

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INTERNATIONAL RETURN GROUP FLIGHT INFORMATION

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Families & Friends, It is hard to believe that almost four weeks have passed since your student embarked on this incredible adventure! It won’t be long until students will be boarding their planes back home. We are sure you are anxiously......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Myanmar

Myanmar: Visions of Democracy

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A Baby’s Smile

Emma Freund, Participant

I was so nervous going into this homestay. I knew nothing. But it’s amazing how a baby’s smile could speak 1000 words to calm my nerves… I have been awake and active in this household (sweeping, cutting garlic, helping out with......Read More

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Fuzzy Socks and Black, Rubber Boots

Alice Rose Lelyveld, Participant

There’s always someone who injures themselves and unfortunately, that person was me. I don’t know you realized I was missing in all of the photos from the homestay; You were probably just looking for your daughter, son, or friend, which......Read More

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Homestay Reflections

Hannah Sachs, Instructor

Sinleh Homestay Reflections… I write to you on a winding bus ride somewhere between Kalaw and Nyaung Shwe. We are passing countless terraced rice paddies, water buffalo, and garlic farmers going about their daily routines. The past four......Read More

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Photos from the Homestay #1

Jessica Armstrong, Dragons Admin

The team are wrapping up their time in Sinlea tomorrow (Friday). They have had very limited cell service but they were able to send me some pictures today. As you can see: Hannah celebrated her birthday, the team have been helping with the garlic......Read More

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Trekking and Homestay: Going Offline

Hannah Sachs, Instructor

Dear loved ones, Hello! I write to you from the gorgeous Kalaw hillside. We have just completed our mid-course reflections. Tomorrow (July 16) we embark on our trek from Kalaw to Sinleh. Situated in the hills of Shan State, we will stay in this Danu......Read More

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Our stay at Swe Nadi monastery

Oscar Rigo, Participant

Yak of the Week

Dear family and loved ones, Through July 11 to the 14, we stayed at the Shwe Nadi, where we experienced our first learning service. During our stay, the team was given the choice to part take in three activities, planting bamboo trees, adobe brick......Read More