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WTBD Yaks from Madagascar

Madagascar: Island of Diversity

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Main Street Morondava

Colin (I-Team), Participant

After a chorus of “velome” and “mazotoe”, each student wandering off with their new family, we leave our last student Nica at her family restaurant which hosted our homestay family introduction party here in Morondava. For a......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group B

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Stateside

Kaela, Instructor

Peru 4B landed in Miami at 7 am ET. We are headed to customs and then will part ways for our domestic flights. Thank you for being a part of this journey with us over the last month! We can’t wait to share more with you....Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group A

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We’re Back to Miami

Colleen, Instructor

Hi everyone! Time has flown by, and we have already made it back to Miami!  We’re about to pass through immigration, and then students will be on their way to connecting flights, and you, their loved ones!  Thank you all for following along with......Read More

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Arrived in Miami

David Haffeman, Instructor

Hello Friends and Family! We have cleared immigration in Miami and students are making their way to their domestic flights. It’s been an incredible journey. Thank you all for your support! Best, Team Bolivia...Read More

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On Our Way Home

Kaela, Instructor

Peru 4B has so many emotions as we board the plane in Lima for Miami. We had a farewell dinner with Vanessa and Gabriel and thanked them for taking such good care of our group over the past month. They were our lifeline to understanding Peruvian......Read More

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Pics from our solo adventure

Becky Nielsen, Participant

Hey all! So we were given the opportunity to go to the Avenue of Baobabs and Kirindy National Park on our own this past week. More details to come, but here are just some of the photos from our trip 🙂...Read More

WTBD Yaks from Madagascar

Madagascar: Island of Diversity

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The Halfway Point

Orestes (edited by Becky), Participant

It began with a pus-pus ride, as many trips in Madagascar do. No, it started earlier when Micah gave us a group dinner stipend for our last night in Antsirabe before Morondava. Or maybe it was the wish for something familiar, a small piece of home,......Read More

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Runakuna and mountains

Hayden McJunkin, Participant

Yak of the Week

The Quechua people of the mountains are deeply sewn into their environment to create a way of life that is very different from our own. The people (Runakuna), the watchers, and places (Tirakuna) weave a band of fabric through collaboration. As an......Read More

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Hasta luego Dragones!

Paola, Participant

I just said goodbye to the group, as always goodbyes are not easy but I am left with the feeling of happiness to have shared this month with this wonderful group of people. Colleen, Ben and the 11 students will arrive in Lima in a couple of hours......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Myanmar

Myanmar: Visions of Democracy

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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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The Journey Home Begins!

Dave Haffeman, Instructor

And we’re off! We’ve just passed through security in the El Alto/La Paz airport. From here we fly to Santa Cruz where we have a short layover before our flight to Miami. Today we spent the morning in La Paz buying last minute souvenirs......Read More