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S E N E G A L – a transference yak

11 students in Senegal, Participant

Sights of big cities, small villages, bright colors, dark starry nights. Everything we’ve heard – rain crashing on tin roofs, attaya foaming from cup to cup, low tones of the call to prayer you’ve come to rely on. Never will we forget the......Read More

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一路顺风!

Marcus Larsen-Strecker, Instructor

Our group has just begun their journey home after spending our final days together at the foothills of the Great Wall. During these final days, we reflected on our time together, processed our experiences, and discussed how we might articulate our......Read More

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Team Nepal On the Way Home Sweet Home

Team Nepal, Instructor

Namaste Family And Friends The Nepal students have made their way through security and they’re off! The students and Nick are on their way back home. James is flying with other group members till Doha and after that he will fly to the UK from......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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The village des arts

Taz, Dragons Admin

During our visit in Dakar, we had the wonderful opportunity to visit the Village Des Arts. I began at the edge of the hallway, passing by open doors, some with working artists, some empty studios, and a few colorful shoppes. I reached the last......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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The door of no return

Matthew, Dragons Admin

I expected to feel pain when I stepped onto the island of Goree, nestled a 10 minute ferry ride away from the coast of Dakar. I expected to sense the mourning of the 20 million African slaves that passed through that island as they took their last......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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The monument

Rodrigo, Participant

Para finalizar a visita a Dakar, fomos ao Monumento do Renascimento Africano. Após um grande tempo preso no trânsito, chegamos lá, e logo fiquei impressionado com suas dimensões, e como um bom brasileiro, a comparação com o Cristo Redentor e a......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Madagascar

Madagascar: Island of Diversity

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Madagascar 2019 Wouldn’t Be The Same...

Hope Lane, Participant

Orestes hadn’t been on two prior Dragons trips Gabe didn’t speak fluent French Lula wasn’t concerningly obsessed with succulents Hope wasn’t so dramatic Hunter didn’t wear his rain jacket religiously Jane didn’t......Read More

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Team Bhutan is at the airport !!

Rishi Bhandari, Instructor

Team Bhutan is at the airport ready to board their flight back home after a wonderful transference here in Nepal. Everyone’s in good spirits and are looking forward to seeing loved ones back home. The instructor team thanks them for being so......Read More

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

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Ready to Board in Beijing

Jody, Dragons Admin

All students and instructors returning to Los Angeles on the group flight are now at their gate in Beijing and ready for the flight back to LA. Thanks so much to all students, parents, instructors, homestay families, language teachers, ISP mentors,......Read More

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Adiooooos!

Instructors, Instructor

Dear families and friends, It is hard to believe, but our incredible four week adventure in Guatemala has come to an end. All students are checked in and have passed security and immigration. The group flight is scheduled to depart on time at 6:00......Read More

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Final Group Yak

The Group, Participant

What did I accomplish in Guatemala? I learned more Spanish and how to connect with people who I can’t perfectly communicate with; both the people of Guatemala and my group mates. I think my Spanish improved a lot and could almost be considered......Read More

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Transference

Instructors, Instructor

Team Bhutan has had incredibly meaningful past couple days here at Bhaktapur. We engaged in activities focused around transferring skills and lessons learned in this experience back home, sharing our gratitude to everyone who was a part of this......Read More