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Hello!

Sara Reagan, Participant

Hi everyone! I’m not quite sure when we’re supposed to post introductions so I guess I’ll just start! My name is Sara Reagan, I am from Boulder Colorado and just finished up my freshman year at the University of Colorado Boulder (CU)! Some......Read More

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music is the story

Gregory Pettys, Instructor

Over the years, traveling throughout the world, I am always amazed at the power of music. Music can offer entertainment, healing, and even serve as a gateway for profound cultural understanding, a vehicle for myriad forms of initiation, and of......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

WTBD Yaks from Myanmar

Myanmar: Visions of Democracy

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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

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Our TENTATIVE SUMMER ITINERARY

Ngun Siang Kim, Instructor

June 30- July 3: Meet up & Orientation Most Dragon students and instructors meet in LA to catch an overnight flight to Hong Kong. Hannah will fly out with students to Hong Kong late on the night of June 28, landing in Yangon on June 30 evening.......Read More

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Updated Packing List

Ngun Siang Kim, Instructor

First off, don’t stress too much about packing.  It’s definitely a skill that comes with time and practice, and it’s not an unfixable problem if bring something you end up not needing or forget something.  Please take these considerations......Read More

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A Virtual Introduction

Hannah Joy Sachs, Instructor

Hello everyone! I hope this note finds you and your families well, wherever you may be at the moment. I write to you from an airplane somewhere over the Pacific, as I return to my current home base of New York to prepare for our journey together......Read More

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coddiwomple

Gregory Pettys, Instructor

Greetings fellow travelers! I write to you now from the cozy confines of a less-than-trendy coffee shop adjacent the impressive Arkansas River my wife and I spent the morning rafting down. All my senses are tingling with the aliveness only direct......Read More

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Mingalarbar!

Ngun Siang Kim, Instructor

Hello all, I’m Ngun Siang Kim but people called me “Siang,” “Siang Siang” or “Siangte” depending on how long the person knows me (I can tell you more about the evolution of my nickname when we meet). I was born and raised in Falam,......Read More

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A warm welcome to your yak board

Jessica Armstrong, Dragons Admin

Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Welcome to the 2019 Myanmar Summer Yak Board! In just under two months from now, you will arrive in Yangon and begin a sojourn that will change your life in unforeseen ways. This journey will present challenges and......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