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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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Intro

Emma, Participant

Hey! My name is Emma, and I’m from Boston, MA. I graduated from high school in June 2019, and I’m going to the University of Chicago in the fall (no idea what I plan on studying). I’m on the second half of my gap year now. I spent......Read More

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Introduction

Maisie, Participant

Hi my name is Maisie Elkins and I live in Brookline Massachusetts which is just outside of Boston. I graduated high school in June and I spent this fall over in Oxford on a gap year program. I can’t wait to start this next chapter of my gap year.......Read More

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Introduction

Eeshani, Participant

Hi! My name is Eeshani and I’m from Bend, OR. I graduated from high school last june a year early and spent last semester on a gap program in indonesia. I’m  super excited for this next adventure that will be so different from what I’ve done......Read More

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Anna, an introduction

Anna, Participant

Hello! This is Anna from Portland, OR! I am going to be attending St. Olaf’s College next year and am either pursuing a degree in English or in psychology. I love to read and write, and am currently trying to conceptualize a novel. This is my......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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DEPARTURE DAY DETAILS & REMINDERS

Sarah O'Brien, 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

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Technology Yak

Henry Van Damme, Instructor

Greetings Students, You know that rectangular device you carry around in your pocket all day? The same one you pat your legs incessantly when you forget it at home? Well as you are probably aware, this device known as the “smartphone” will not......Read More

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Intro

M.E., Participant

Hi! My name is Marie Elizabeth, but most people call me by my initials M.E. I just graduated high school early and will be studying microbiology and neurology at Montana State University in Bozeman in the fall. I have lived in Cody, WY all of my......Read More

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Instructor Intro

Henry Van Damme, Instructor

Hi Students! My name is Henry and will be one of your instructors! I am writing you on a rainy day from my cozy couch in Rotterdam (The Netherlands), and I am excited to soon be in Cusco with you all. I spent most of my childhood in Bolivia but also......Read More

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Instructor Intro

Carolina Villamizar, Instructor

Hola a todos! I am so excited about this new adventure that I can hardly contain my tropical happiness!. I live in a beautiful place in Colombia called San Gil on the Eastern Cordillera of the Andes, just 7 hours north of Bogota and 5 hours from the......Read More

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Allillanchu, students!

Jac Kovarik, Instructor

¿¡ Allillanchu, estudiantes !? (¿Cómo están, estudiantes? / “How are you, students!” in Quechua) I am writing to you all from my mother’s kitchen in Phoenix, Arizona. This is the house I was born into, and where I lived until I moved......Read More