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Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Many, many thanks

Olivia, Participant

Yak of the Week

As our course comes to an end, we had a chance to look back and reflect on these past few months. Having seen, experienced, and felt so much, it is hard to put our time following the Mekong into words. No matter how many times we cursed the......Read More

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Early Transference

Eliza, Participant

Yak of the Week

As most probably know or figured out, my Dragons journey ended a little bit earlier than everyone else’s. Due to some medical complications, I returned to Nashville (yeehaw) at the beginning of November. Leaving Morocco was the last thing I wanted......Read More

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A Commencement Speech

Lucy, Participant

To my group during transference: I would like to dwell for a moment on where you are. You have been traveling for nearly three months in two countries. You have slept in fifteen hostels and countless different beds, nine campsites, five night buses,......Read More

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Dragoncitos

Maddy Cooper, Participant

Yak of the Week

Where There Be Dragons—or Dragoncitos (little dragons in Spanish) as Randall likes to say—pays homage to ancient Chinese map makers who would draw dragons on the edges of maps for places they hadn’t yet explored. The wild, unknown, unconquered......Read More

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Team Dragons @Machu Picchu Mountain

Sophie A. Iglar, Participant

*imagine my sports caster announcer voice coming over the radio* GOOD AFTERNOON, ladies, gentlemen and yak fans everywhere! We are back. It’s the bottom of the 9th here at beautiful Machu Picchu field and the visiting team, the Dragons, are up......Read More

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X-Phase Trek Log

Judah, Participant

Yak of the Week

Choquekiraw – Machu Picchu X-Phase Trek Log1 Day 1              11/22/19          Partly cloudy with rain in the distance Ate lunch at a small hostel overlooking Apurima2 valley.  Hiked up to a stunning mirador with views of......Read More

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The Tides of Sampela

Hannah Sachs, Instructor

Yak of the Week

It has been one week since we left our homestay in Sampela, the remote village suspended on dried coral reef and stilts over the ocean off the coast of the Wakatobi island chain. Like our students, this was my first time visiting this community.......Read More

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Cheers to this normal

Sally, Participant

As we enter into a countdown of numbers that seem unfathomably small–6 days left, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1–the closeness of life after the course feels both so close I can feel it and at the same time, more unimaginable than when the countdown was......Read More

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Thank you

Lauren, Participant

Yak of the Week

When I was in sixth grade, I was picked to give a commencement speech at my graduation. I remember the excitement, the nerves, but most of all, the challenge of what to write about. How could I aptly summarize seven years of school? All the jokes,......Read More

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On to Transference!

Jac Kovarik, Participant

Hello friends and family! We have had a full last few days in the Amazon. Saturday morning we went on an artisanal fishing trip, looking out mostly for piranas and sardines. We went out in canoes and used long sticks to catch little fish, and then......Read More