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

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TECHNOLOGY POLICY QUESTIONS

Paola Flores, Instructor

Hola Estudiantes, We have received a few questions regarding the specifics of our technology policy and so therefore would like to take a moment to clarify what items are allowed on course and what items should be left at home. Just to clarify:......Read More

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We Can’t Wait to See You!

Colleen Dougherty, Instructor

Hola queridos! We JUST finished our orientation as a team here, prepping and camping in the beautiful Sierra Nevada mountains of California, and we’re getting even more excited to head to Miami!  We’ve been reading your intro. yaks as......Read More

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Intro!

Remy, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Remy, and I’m from San Francisco, CA. I just completed my junior year, and am currently mentally preparing myself (as I assume all of the other rising seniors are) for a stressful college application process ahead of me in......Read More

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Intro Yak

Isabelle, Participant

Hey guys! My name is Isabelle and I am from San Juan, Puerto Rico. In addition to speaking English, I speak Spanish and French at home. I just finished junior year and I’m so excited to spend this summer in Peru! In my free time I enjoy going......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

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

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bring altitude meds?

amy shimm, Participant

Hello. My daughter has experienced altitude sickness when she’s been in high elevation. When I asked the office they suggested I post a Yak to see if the leaders will be bringing altitude sickness meds, or if the student should bring her own......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

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

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Homestay gift response

Ben, Instructor

Hi Everyone, Love seeing more and more intros coming up. We are excited to hear from the rest of you as well! Ethan posted a question a few days ago about gifts for homsetay families. We are planning on having two homestays, one in Parque de la......Read More

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Intro

Joe, Participant

Hi everyone! I mirror Jax’s apologies for posting my intro so late. My name is Joe, and I am from Indianapolis, Indiana. I just finished my junior year at Culver Academies, a boarding school in northern Indiana. Life at boarding school is......Read More

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Hi everyone!

Jacqueline Nowak, Participant

Hi everyone! I’m sorry this intro is getting in a little late, but I am in the middle of my finals week and things have been a little hectic. With that being said, hi I’m Jax, I’m going to be a  junior l next year and I am also from Southern......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

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

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Homestay gift questions

Ethan, Participant

Hey all, Wondering what people’s thoughts on homestay gifts are? And does anyone know how many families we need to get gifts for?  I’m unsure about the quantities of gifts we should be getting for our families. Thanks, Ethan...Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

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

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Intro pt 2

Ethan, Participant

Oops, sorry I just remembered I forgot to say my favorite quote from Why We Travel. “…the sovereign freedom of traveling comes from the fact that it whirls you around and turns you upside down, and stands everything you took for granted......Read More

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Intro

Ethan, Participant

Hey everyone! I’m going to be a senior in high school next year, and I live in Boulder, CO. Some of my favorite activities to do in my free time are slackline, camp, rock climb, play frisbee, trail run, paint, and ski. I’m excited to......Read More

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A Little bit ABOUT me!

Angela Jaramillo, Participant

Hello, I was born and raised in San Jose, California. I am going to be a rising senior, meaning I am going to be stressing over college applications going into the school year. In my free time, I love to spend it with my family, and friends. I also......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

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

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Reflection

Bella, Participant

My favorite quotes from “Why We Travel” (What a beautiful article!!!!!!) “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves.” “Travel is the best way we have of rescuing the humanity of places, and saving them......Read More

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Intro!

Sylvie Weiman, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Sylvie Weiman, and I live in Alexandria, VA which is right near Washington D.C. I just finished my junior year of high school and am so excited for this summer! In my free time I love reading, hiking, going to concerts, and......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