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Day 4 of Camping in NM

Jane Singman, Participant

Yak of the Week

Today is the fourth day of our orientation, camping in the hot sun in New Mexico. Along with getting to know each other and becoming comfortable as a group, we have been learning how to camp and live in the wilderness. For example, we learned how to......Read More

Rio Grande Semester - Group A

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Somewhere Outside of El Paso

Sally, Izzy, Caroline, Laura, Participant

Hello from orientation! This is Sally, Izzy, Caroline, and Laura, teaming up for group Yak. So far in orientation, we’ve had some watercolor time, great discussions, great homemade food, and heard beautiful life maps from instructor Maddie and......Read More

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Hello from New Mexico

Anna, Participant

The past few days have been full of eventful orientation activities. We’ve spent our time introducing ourselves to one another, taking in all of the beautiful New Mexican scenery, and trying to avoid sitting on spiky thistles. I’m......Read More

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Hi!

Anna, Participant

Hello everyone! My name is Anna and I live around the Boston area. I am currently a sophomore at Oberlin College and am majoring in Politics and Religion. I always am so excited, but a tad nervous, before I go on trips and travel. I am so excited to......Read More

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Intro

Laura, Participant

Hi! I’m Laura and I’m from Suwanee, Georgia. I’m currently taking my sophomore year off from college at Kenyon where I’m planning on majoring in Classics or Art History! Besides looking forward to this trip, I’ve spent......Read More

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Intro

Tyler, Participant

Hey everyone! I’m Tyler and I’m from Manhattan, New York. I’m taking the year off from Brown University where I would have been a sophomore now. I’ve spent the past months interning at a law firm and a food pantry, taking a philosophy class,......Read More

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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