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Group update

Jessica, Dragons Admin

Hi everyone! A few of you have been in touch with me wanting a little update about the group. By all reports, everyone is well. The students have taken charge of scheduling their time in Langa (around community availability/needs of course), but for......Read More

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Culture

Eeshani, Participant

Yak of the Week

This morning I woke up at 5:20 am to walk down to the village center with the rest of our Dragons group. Upon arriving, we sat just outside of a village home, waiting and watching for something to happen. At 7:00 am, we saw as the villagers brought......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Thursday, October 24, Langa

Chris, Participant

Yak of the Week

Last night, we arrived at the town of Langa, nestled deep in the forested hills of the beautiful island of Flores. In honor of our arrival here, and in anticipation of all the new experiences our second homestay is bound to bring, I want to reflect......Read More

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SILVER LINING

Eliza, Participant

Yak of the Week

Hello all! If you have been keeping up with the Yak board, I’m sure some of you will recognize my name and remember my aforementioned foot injury. An awkward landing on my right foot after coming down some stairs led me to the Azrou clinic, where......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Morocco: Ancient Cities to the Atlas Mountains

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My Azrou Family

Bautista, Participant

I never expected to have family in Morocco until I met Fatima, Hicham, and Samira. Fatima, my host mother is an incredibly selfless and cheery woman who loves laughing and making others feel warm inside. I began to forget what hunger felt like......Read More

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Various snippets of Jogja

Harrison Rice, Participant

A few weekends ago I had the opportunity to immerse myself in some of the animal culture of Jogja; I went to the animal market and the Jogja zoo. The zoo was the less emotionally draining of the two. The coolest part was after watching an animal......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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First Impressions

Baby Dragons, Participant

Homestay in Jogya Today we began our homestay, and we thought it would be a fun activity to share with you our first impressions and first experiences with our families: Harrison: I started my homestay with a horse driven carriage through the the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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My Walk Home

Shane, Participant

Feeling confident enough in my ability to get home by myself, I told my instructors that there was no need for my homestay family to come get me – something that was only going to happen on our first full day in our home stays. As I began......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Madagascar

Madagascar: Island of Diversity

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The Privilege of Worldview

Hope Lane, Participant

The first day of my Ambatomanga homestay was hard. Not because of the feral dogs and chickens roaming around our yard but because of a realization so simple and yet so jarring in its conception. The realization that many Malagasy people never have......Read More