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Instructor Introduction

Aditya Shrestha, Instructor

Namastey fellow travellers! My name is Aditya, and I am very excited to welcome you to the Himalayas. I hope you too are excited of the adventure that awaits you.  This is a challenging venture you have decided to undertake. As it takes a lot of......Read More


Hello, fellow travelers!

Ben Mitzner, Instructor

Greetings, everyone. As I’m writing this to you, I’m glancing at my open tabs in Chrome and noticing what I’ve got on the front burner right now…, multiple Dragons pages, some lessons I’m working on, a Google drive folder......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

India: Himalayas to the Ganges River


An Introduction from your Program Director

Christy, Instructor

Namaste Dragons, I’d like to start by expressing my inspiration and gratitude: I’m inspired by your courage to leap into the wild journey that awaits you just around the bend, and grateful to the unique set of circumstances that is bringing each......Read More



Micah LeMasters, Instructor

21, August 2017 Madagasikara Mbola-tsara avy amin-ny Madagasikara, ny nosy mena. It is with a tremendous amount of gratitude that I am writing this introduction. I am sure that you are all aware that you will soon be joining the first ever Where......Read More


Hola queridos Dragones

Jhasmany Saavedra, Instructor

Hola queridos Dragones. It is a pleasure to welcome you to this Andes and Amazon Fall Semester. My name is Jhasmany Saavedra and I will be traveling with you this semester as one of your instructors. I am Bolivian and I am really proud to have been......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B


Re: Mom

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hi Elizabeth, Thank you for your question. Homestays are an integral part of the Andes & Amazon program. We’re still in communication with our multiple homestay coordinators/families in Bolivia and Peru concerning this fall. As soon as we......Read More



Sandy Salazar Pinto, Instructor

Hello! I am very happy to meet you soon and experience with you a beautiful adventure together to enjoy the process of learning. I am Sandy, I was born in one of the Amazonian areas of Bolivia, in the city of Caranavi, in the Los Yungas region......Read More


Namaste from Nepal

Rishi Bhandari, Instructor

Dear friends Namaste (meaning; the God in me bows down to the God in you) Let me introduce myself with excitement as I await for an epic journey that we’ll be taking together. I am Rishi Bhandari, a human being born and raised in this land called......Read More


Instructor Introduction

Zack Siddall, Participant

Hello A&A Group B Dragons students, My name is Zack Siddall and it is my distinct pleasure to be one of your 3 instructors in Bolivia and Peru this fall. I, along with my amazing co-instructors are working hard to fine tune our itinerary to......Read More


Confessions of a Dragons Instructor

Julianne, Instructor

Yak of the Week

“The ethnosphere, a notion perhaps best defined as the sum total of all thoughts, beliefs, myths and intuitions made manifest today by the myriad cultures of the world. The ethnosphere is humanity’s greatest legacy. It is the product of our......Read More


Namaste, Luminous Dreamers!

Charis Boke, Instructor

Hello, luminous dreamers! In just a few short weeks we’ll find ourselves together in Kathmandu, in the heart of a myriad of cultures and histories, overwhelmed by the newness of things and excited about the adventures ahead. As part of your......Read More