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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group A

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Technology Policy

Instructor Team, Instructor

Greetings Students, Technology can be amazing. It has the ability to connect people in the most remote parts of the world, to spread ideas and to inspire us. However, we’re sure you’ve seen the ugly side of technology as well. Tools like......Read More

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Yaking about packing

Instructor Team, Instructor

Saludos Dragons students y familias! Welcome to the great adventurous pre-adventure mission of packing! As seasoned veterans of South American travel (and really, travel in general), we’ve all been in your shoes. The mantra for our trip is......Read More

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RUNA SIMI: THE LANGUAGE OF THE PEOPLE

Instructor Team, Instructor

Runa Simi, or you may know it as Quechua, is spoken by around 10 million people throughout South America. Like many indigenous languages it is under risk of fading away. One inspirational young Peruvian woman named Renata Flores is working with her......Read More

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Latin America News Sources

Instructor Team, Instructor

Despite being home to nearly 10% of the world’s population, Latin America doesn’t often make the headlines in the US or Europe. Or when it does enter our news stream it’s almost always all about one topic, immigration. While we will address......Read More

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Instructor Introduction

Cat, Instructor

Hola amigxs! I am so happy to be writing you to introduce myself as one of your instructors for your upcoming course this spring in South America! I’m sure lots of excitement is stirring in the air. I’m writing to you from the east coast of the......Read More

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Instructor Intro

Paola, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Hola a todxs! Cómo están? I’m sure you’re all very excited, preparing to leave home and start this trip in South America. I’m Paola and I’ll be one of your instructors with Zack and Cat.  I’m writing this from......Read More

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Instructor Introduction

Zack, Instructor

Hola Dragoncitos My name is Zack and it’s my distinct pleasure to be one of your instructors this spring in Peru (and possibly Bolivia, more on that later). I write to you from Dilesi, a small coastal community 1 hour north of Athens, Greece.......Read More

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A, South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Pre-Course Webinar Recording

Sarah O'Brien, 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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A note on social media

Miriam, Dragons Admin

Dear Spring 2020 Travelers, Your program is just around the corner and we’re sure you’re as excited as we are to see how the semester unfolds! However, while we understand that you’re likely anxious to meet your traveling companions......Read More

Bhutan: Environmental Sustainability & Community Happiness, Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation, Nepal: Himalayan Studies, South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A, South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B, Independent Spring Semester, Andes Leadership Semester: Patagonia to Peru

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Welcome to the Yak Board!

Miriam, Dragons Admin

Dear Spring 2020 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