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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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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

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

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 Experience, Andes Leadership Semester: Patagonia to Peru

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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 Experience, 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