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Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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Pre-Course Assignment

Penelope, Participant

Dear All, Hello! My name is Penelope, and I’m super excited to be traveling with you all this summer! I’m 15 years old (turning 16 in three days) and I’ll be a junior in high school next year. I live in Madison, Wisconsin (what......Read More

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Pre-Course Assignment and Intro

Matthew, Participant

What’s up y’all, I’m Matthew (but you can call me Matt), a 17 year-old from Alabama. Perhaps the most memorable thing about me is that I love to be venturing in the forest whenever I get the chance. Whether that be mountain biking, hiking,......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 Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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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

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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PRE-COURSE ASSIGNMENT

Alyx Ruzevich, Instructor

Dear Students, As we all know, international travel requires a lot of forethought and planning. Packing lists, itineraries, tickets, accommodations…all these logistics spring to mind when preparing for a big trip. However, of equal importance in......Read More

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Tentative Itinerary

I-team, Instructor

Hello fellow travelers! Final exams are due, the stores are stocking slip-n’-slides and popsicles, and it’s time to turn the calendar. Soon we’ll be packing up our bags and heading out on our own adventure! The instructor team has been......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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Pre-Course Webinar Recording

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Students & Families, As you prepare for the upcoming departure, don’t forget about your pre-course webinar recording! While many of you joined us for the live discussion and Q&A, we also recorded the conversation and presentation so......Read More

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Kaay Nu Dem!

Alyx Ruzevich, Instructor

Salaam Maalekum, fellow wanderers! Congratulations on making the team for our much anticipated summer adventure! I’m thrilled for you to join us on our journey through the rich geographical, cultural, and historical landscapes of Senegal. We will......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