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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B


The process

Charlie Lamendola, Participant

Hello all at home, The past few weeks me and the rest of the group has been staying in our homestays, in Tiquipaya. Although my Spanish is not great I still am engaging as much as I can and am trying to learn as much as possible. The opportunity to......Read More



Instructors, Participant

This past Monday was the Hindu festival of Holi, the festival of colors. This exciting day celebrates both the victory of good over evil and also the arrival of warmer weather at the end of the winter season. While many people celebrate Holi by......Read More


off on trek

Uttara, Dragons Admin

Hello everyone! The Bhutan team set off this morning on their 8 day trek in the Tang valley. They won’t have consistent cell phone service, but we’ll make sure to post updates and photos when we can. *This photo was taken a few days ago......Read More


Ucup and the Screaming Goat

Nell & Abby, Participant

Picture of the Week

The wood block art studio is a creative space on all its own. As you walk up a set of stone steps, the smell of mosquito incense and a faint hint of cigarette smoke greets you at the front door. If you turn back and look down the stairs, Ucup’s home village dots across a sprawling green space. The sounds of chickens, a screaming goat that sounds scarily human, and the shouts of children playing take up the audible space around us. Ucup, the instructor we worked with for the three weeks we spent in Jogja, stands up with an… Read More


A Jogja Tradition

Colin, Instructor, Instructor

Yak of the Week

On Tuesday, March 3rd, most of our group decides to explore one of the most powerful places in Jogjakarta: the Sultan’s southern square. The square is the final point in an ellipses punctuating the flow of power between the volcanically active......Read More


Tays’s Yak

Taylor, Participant

Here are more photos from the amazing farewell party last night!! Picture 1: Yas and her family Picture 2: Abby and her family Picture 3: Me and my family (minus my crazy twin siblings) Picture 4: Me trying my best to get Barnet to smile for a......Read More


Until we meet again :)

Katherine, Participant

Last night we had a farewell party with  all of our host families, language teachers and our ISP mentors. We decorated the program house and all of the families helped bring in food pot-luck style. Although sad to be saying goodbye, the night was......Read More


A letter to Woodsie

Yudha & Etta, Participant

The below text has been translated from Bahasa to English by the instructor team. Woodsie, You are a sweet, hardworking, bright, open-minded, and loving person. Our children are so so happy to have a new brother! Three weeks passed too quickly.......Read More


Returned from Q’eros

Group A, Instructor

Greetings Friends and Families! We’ve just arrived in Ocongate after 6 impactful days in Nación Q’eros. Our time in Q’eros was challenging but taught us a lot about ourselves and our place in this world. Tomorrow we’ll head to Cusco and......Read More


Spanish Classes

Henry, Instructor

This morning I decided to put my reporting skills to the test by interviewing the students during their Spanish classes. Every Friday a group of students, under close supervision of their Spanish teacher, prepare a Bolivian dish to indulge in after......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B


Water fight in the city!

Maisie, Participant

Water fight. It is Monday and I just got to my homestay family for the first day. I am sitting in my room feeling slightly dazed and confused when my 18-year-old host sister Lyneth asks me if I want to go to a water fight in the city center. It is......Read More


Bolivian Cooking

M.E., Participant

When in the kitchen of a culture drastically different from your own, you must remember two things: You will never be entirely aware of the end product of your labors. Although Maisie, Robert, Marco, Isaac, and myself have the best intentions, we......Read More