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Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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Arrival in Paris

I-team, Instructor

Hi all, We’ve just landed at CDG (Paris), where we are joined by our last student, Ava. Check out our new group picture! At JFK, we grabbed some dinner at the food court before heading to our gate. The flight was uneventful – most were able......Read More

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JFK departure

I-team, Participant

Hi all!   The crew is mostly assembled. Ava will be joining us in Paris, and Samba will be there to greet us at the airport in Dakar.   Tonight, we’re grabbing some late night grub before heading to the gate.   Tukkil ak jamm,......Read More

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Rhythms of West Africa

Alyx, Instructor

Hey y’all! Your I-Team is currently in the mountains together — planning and collaborating on our program in Senegal, meeting with other worldwide Dragons Instructors and administration, and tying up loose ends in order to set up and ship out on......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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R2: Bug Huts

I-Team, Instructor

Way to use the yak board to share tips, Jenna and Arli! Students have been reaching out about the bug hut. Some have asked about using a tent that they already own. Others, like Jenna, have shared frustrations with the Mombasa bug hut. Please do......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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R: Bug Tent

Arli Moyao-Ramirez, Participant

Hey Jenna! I bought a Bug Tent from Amazon which works great! It’s important to follow the directions on folding it though and to also remember that it is big and will not fit in your bag so you will have to carry it in addition to your other......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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Q: Bug tent

Jenna, Participant

Hi everyone! A little more than a week until we are on a plane to Senegal! Have you guys purchased your bug tents and tried to set them up at home? I bought the Mombasa bug tent from REI, set it up last week, and a grommet fell off. So I bought......Read More

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Introduction

Elizabeth, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Elizabeth. I am sixteen, and I live in New York, on the Upper West Side (shout-out to Taz, uptown’s where it’s at). I will be a junior at Chapin next year. My ideal day would probably involve going skating (figure......Read More

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Pre-Course Assignment

Taz, Participant

Hi all! I’m Taz. I currently attend Beacon High school in midtown New York, but I’m an uptown girl (living in her uptown world). I’m a rising sophomore. As a Peruvian-American living between two parents, I’ve had the chance......Read More

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INTRO AND PRE-COURSE ASSIGNMENT

Rodrigo Cunha, Participant

What’s up guys, My name is Rodrigo. I’m 18 years old and I’m from Teresina, Brazil (yeah, there are not only americans in the group). Traveling to Senegal will be my first trip with Dragons, I’ve studied in Canada for some months, but now I......Read More

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Pre-Course Assignment

Arli Moyao-Ramirez, Participant

Hey everyone! My name is Arli and I’m from the Bronx in New York City! I am 15 years old and will be going into my junior year of high school. My family is of Mexican descent and have been living in the city my whole life. However, through a......Read More

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Packing Updates

Elke Schmidt, Instructor

Nangeen def, sunu ndongo yu Dragons? How are you all, our Dragons students? Right now, the instructors are getting ready to head out. You all still have a few weeks yet, but the Dragons family is gathering in the Sierras for 2 weeks of training.......Read More

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My First Yak

Ezeah, Participant

My name is Ezeah Nevarez, and I’m an upcoming Senior attending Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School. One thing that makes me me besides god, family, and school, is the sport of basketball. All my friends can probably agree that it’s......Read More

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Electronics Policy

I-team, Instructor

This brief note is to remind you that you won’t need any electronics on this course. If you would like to bring something, please follow these guidelines. If you have any questions, please shoot us an email or ask during your pre-course phone......Read More