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Kaay Nu Dem!

Alyx Ruzevich, Instructor

Salaam Maalekum, fellow wanderers! Congratulations on making the team for our much anticipated summer adventure! I’m thrilled for you to join us on our journey through the rich geographical, cultural, and historical landscapes of Senegal. We will......Read More

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Último día in San Juan

LizW, Instructor

Once again, we managed to pack MANY activities into our final day in San Juan: First, a hike up a short-but-steep hill with a gorgeous view of the lago and the pueblo below us. Next, a tour of a local, organic coffee cooperative that began with......Read More

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Update from the Instructor Team

West Africa I-Team, Participant

It is hard to believe that we are almost at the end of this grand adventure. The group is now soaking in its final days of reflection in Toubab Dialaw. We often find students journaling, chatting, and giggling while they overlook Senegal’s......Read More

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Group Safe after recent earthquakes in Indonesia

Jessica A, Dragons Admin

Hello families and friends  of our Indonesia students, I’d just like to repeat that the group is safe in Yogyakarta following two more earthquakes over 5.5 magnitude that struck on the east side of Java and in West Papua. They have one more......Read More

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​Deconstructing to Reconstruct

Anna, Arvin, & Rishi, Instructor

Picture of the Week

​Our first week of course has been an art in holding space and sharing light. We have provided one another license to think about intention and self. We have riffed off of one another’s thoughts and that has taken us down roads and up valleys of conversation relating to travel, development, adulthood, family structures, and our spirit animals. Light has been an important thread we have followed. We began our time together settled around candlelight, where we expressed our fears: of not being as present as we could be, of not expressing adequate gratitude to those we care about, of… Read More

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Heading to Uttarakhand!

Sarah, Uttara, and Hemant, Instructor

Dear family and friends, After a whirlwind train trip through Jaipur, we are heading up to the far North (Uttarakhand) for the next few weeks. During this time, we will have very limited access to our phones and devices. We hope you appreciate (as......Read More

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Welcome to Bhutan!

Jessica Armstrong, Instructor

Family and friends! This is just a short note to announce that the student group is now officially in Bhutan. More Yaks and pics to come, but everyone is safe and sound. This is a funny shot of the team in their almost empty plane.    ...Read More

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Bolivia Bound!

Luis and Itza, Instructor

Hello Students , Families and Friends of HIES! This is a note from your Dragons instructors Itza and Luis to say hello from Santa Cruz! We’re here in Bolivia’s largest city preparing everything for your arrival tomorrow. We’re enjoying the......Read More