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Archeology in action.

Dacotah, Participant

Yak of the Week

We went to Prambanan temple for our second excursion day in Jogja and I’m so glad i didn’t miss this one. The main temples are so tall and are covered in incredible carvings. Some of them even tell fables and mythes from Hindu mythology.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Borobudur

Oliver Johnston, Participant

On Tuesday, the students, Colin, and Bradford woke up around 4 am to travel to Borobudur before most tourists would arrive. Borobudur is a a Buddhist temple that attracts many people, Indonesians and travelers alike. Immediately upon arriving, the......Read More

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MY MOROCCO: A MUSEUM

Lauren, Participant

Yak of the Week

During the group’s mini x-phase, a visit to the Yves Saint Laurent Museum was planned. Michelle was given the task of creating an assignment for the group related to our visit there. Here it is: The exhibit at the Yves Saint Laurent Museum......Read More

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X Phase photo dump!

Carly, Participant

Sorry for the lack of updates recently! X Phase has been super fun and we are all sad about it ending tomorrow. Attached are photos of the Labuan Bajo Harbor in an early morning as we headed out for hiking and snorkeling, the top of Padar island......Read More

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TOKO TELO”- THE TRIPOD

Sidonie Emerande, Instructor

“TOKO TELO MAHAMASAKA NAHANDRO”- THE TRIPOD that cooks the meal: 3 stones placed as a tripod and used for holding a cooking pot over a fire. Student 1: I kinda need a DayQuil. 
Colin: We don’t have any DayQuil, but what’s......Read More

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Sumba, Indonesia

Sadie Fischbeck, Participant

If there’s anywhere in the world where it’s possible for the air to smell like sweet grass and sunsets, it’s the island of Sumba. Located on the southern-most edge of the archipelago, Sumba is home to an overwhelming array of......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Homestay by the Ocean

Lila Brady, Participant

A little excerpt from my journal a few days ago: 4/7/19 7:34 am – Musa Homestay, Lamboya, Sumba What a beautiful flow here. To wake when my body tells me to, to read under my mosquito net canopy of roses. To waft between the ocean and the......Read More

WTBD yaks from Mekong

Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Journey vs Destination

Alyssa, Participant

Yak of the Week

As Jeff and I hiked up the Kuang Si waterfall, we discussed a yak I was working on: journey vs destination. I told him how my homestay families in both Camodia and Laos had several family members that work very far away (such as in Bangkok or in......Read More

WTBD yaks from Mekong

Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Cave Adventures

Maia Zelkha, Participant

I can’t stop thinking about the caves we’ve been exploring in Laos. I am obsessed with caves. Here are three descriptions of some caves we explored a week ago when we were in Vang Vieng. I. This first cave started with crouching through......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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On the Ocean

Babette Kania, Participant

The ocean feels different here. There’s a part of me – the part that still hopes that I’m the long-lost demigod daughter of Poseidon – that tells me it’s because there are different gods in these waters. My father (Poseidon, not......Read More

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Caves and Boats

Sawyer Stone, Participant

We set out on our X-Phase adventure so I wanted to share our first days activities! We started our first day in an “Ecolodge” and walked to Tham Kong Lor a 7.5km cave under a mountain. After the walk our adventure began with life jackets......Read More