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WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Peach Trees

Emma, Participant

My room in my homestay faces due east, and I’ve stopped using an alarm because the rising sun wakes me up in the morning. The window next to my bed opens onto a small grove of peach trees, and my little brother and I love to reach out and eat......Read More

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Homestays

Zack, Instructor

Some 13 years later I still vividly remember my first homestay experience. I remember the anxiety I felt going into it. Will they like me? What if I do something culturally inappropriate without knowing? Language barriers? I also remember when I......Read More

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First Homestay!

Eeshani, Participant

On Sunday we arrived in the town of Tiquipaya in high spirits, ready to tackle our first and longest homestay. We spent the evening laughing, playing card games, and wondering how our homestay will be. After a night of camping on the farm where our......Read More

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La Abuelita Solterosa

Zoe, Participant

Yak of the Week

Today marks the end of my very first week in Guatemala! ¡El tiempo vuela! The adventure began with my flight in to Guatemala City. After a long approach, our plane ended up taking a massive lap around the city, before descending. Just as we began......Read More

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BREAD

GABE, Participant

Hadija wakes up earlier than the rest of the family. In the kitchen she gathers the ingredients she needs: flour, water, salt, yeast, and arranges them in a semi-circle around a large mixing bowl on the kitchen floor. She washes her hands and sits......Read More

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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