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Your El Paso Arrival Instructions

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Dear Rio Grande A Students, Wow, just a few more days before you’re all together in Texas! We’re writing to let you know the plan for your arrival at El Paso Airport. After you exit the plane, proceed to the baggage claim located on the......Read More

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Hi I’m Matthew

Matthew, Participant

Hi everyone. I’m Matthew. Originally from New York, I moved to England when I was six. I’m currently taking a gap semester from my sophomore year in college, where I’m studying Political Science and Anthropology. I haven’t done much hiking,......Read More

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Hello from Arizona!

Instructor Team, Participant

Hi everyone! We’re here together at our instructor orientation together in Arizona! The desert is alive, glowing, and beautiful. That’s the Superstition Mountains behind us in the photo. We’re getting final details ready for your......Read More

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Hi I’m Sally

Sally, Participant

Hi everyone! I’m Sally and I’m from Rumson, New Jersey. I’m taking a gap semester from my sophomore year at UPenn, where I study Philosophy, Politics, & Economics and Arabic & Islamic Studies. Outside of class, I love being outside,......Read More

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Peace n blessings dudes I’m Nina

Nina, Participant

Hey everyone. I’m excited for the day we all know each other so well that we look back on these written introductions and laugh. Who else is freaking nervous for the hiking part of this trip? Get this: I did a dragons trip about 4 years ago.......Read More

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Intro

Will, Participant

Hi everyone, my name is Will Alter and I’m from Highland Park, Illinois which is just north of Chicago. I am currently a sophomore at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. I am really excited about the trip. While I do not have a lot of......Read More

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Hi I’m Nicoline

Nicoline, Participant

Hello, My name is Nicoline. I’m 19 years old, and I’m from Copenhagen, Denmark.  I graduated from high school last year, and I am currently taking a gap year. I hope to go to university in the US in the future (or England, I am undecided). I......Read More

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Hi I’m Izzy!

Izzy, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Izzy and I’m from Durham, North Carolina. In a non-covid world, I would be a sophomore at Goucher College, which is right outside of Baltimore, studying environmental studies and sociology. Although, I am very thankful......Read More

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Hi I’m Jane

Jane Singman, Participant

Hi! My name is Jane Singman and I’m 20 (turning 21 on the trip). I go to SUNY Purchase in New York, and I’m a sophomore psychology student. I love being outside, animals, music, writing, and taking every moment in.  I’ve been......Read More

Rio Grande Semester - Group A

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Helpful Packing Tips Video from Maddie

Aaron, Dragons Admin

Hi Everyone, Your instructor, Maddie, made this short instructional video about how to pack your backpack for your course. Maddie has covered literally thousands of miles on foot as a thru-hiker, so her packing tips are definitely well trail and......Read More

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Packing Notes!

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hello again Dragons! It was wonderful to see you all in the webinar a few days ago. Thank you for joining us and for all of your great questions. We look forward to taking this first virtual meeting live and in person in just a few weeks! Whether......Read More

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Harvest of Empire, Our Pre-Course Assignment!

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hello Dragons! The undertaking we’re all about to embark on is sure to be full of unexpected and amazing learning opportunities. As instructors we know that so much of the learning happens in the moment, on the ground and unscripted. Nonetheless......Read More

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Your Rio Grande Tentative Itinerary!

Instructor Team, Instructor

Dear students & families, We’re excited to present our tentative itinerary for this spring! In the months ahead, we will spend time on the land and on the water. In the desert and in the mountains. In the solitude of the wilderness and in......Read More