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WTBD Yaks from Cambodia

Cambodia: Peace-Building & Conservation

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I am from

Stella Gianni, Participant

Where are you from? That is a question people around the world are asked daily. During my homestay I have learned that you can be from many different places all around the world. Many people’s ancestors on the island of Koh K’sach Tonlea are......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Cambodia

Cambodia: Peace-Building & Conservation

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The beauty of what we don’t know

AnnaRose Craig, Participant

Yak of the Week

People are generally quiet here. Except Ma, she’s rather loud. I don’t talk much because my family speaks Khmer and very little English. It’s quite wonderful because it gives me a chance to listen rather than speak. During the day, I hear the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Cambodia

Cambodia: Peace-Building & Conservation

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Homestay Reflection

Emma, Participant

Right now it is 7 pm and I am sitting in a beautiful home in the village of Koh K’sach Tonlea, with a Cambodian family who welcomed me with open arms. We’ve all finished dinner, although my mother served me a half hour before the rest of the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture

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Apple Orchard Meditation

Alex Nagin, Participant

As we closed in on our final days in Bougamez, myself and a few other group members made sure to cease the peaceful and rejuvenating opportunities of the vast apple orchard located at the bottom of the village in Bougamez. No matter the weather,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture

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A Day in the Life in Bougamez

Ruxandra D., Participant

It is the third morning of our rural homestay in Bougamez. I wake up on my sleeping area on the floor, comprised of a padded sheet over a folded blanket on top of a traditional rug. This arrangement was surprisingly soft and comfortable. I have an......Read More

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My surroundings

Bella, Participant

Right now I am experiencing anxiety for really the first time on this trip. So instead of dwelling on the anxiety I am deciding to write and do an exercise to keep me in the present and to lower my anxiety. Five things I can see: 1. The medium sized......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Cambodia

Cambodia: Peace-Building & Conservation

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Home

Daryn Dusansky, Participant

These last few weeks in Cambodia have posed the question of what home is to me. There have been moments where I missed my home in the US as well as times where I truly felt at home in Cambodia. A few days ago, our group was sitting on a rooftop......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group B

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Reflection after Paru Paru

Barrett Liebermann, Participant

We just said our goodbyes to the lovely families who hosted us for the past five days. Learning about a completely different way of life and the ways that the people of Paru Paru interact with their environment was so amazing to me. One of the most......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Cambodia

Cambodia: Peace-Building & Conservation

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Family

Bella Worrell, Participant

How does one define family? To be honest, I am not even sure how I define family. For me, my family is a decent size. I have many families – not just one. I have my biological family who has been there since the beginning, the ones who held my......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Tiquipaya Homestay Snapshot

Sophie, Participant

On Sunday, I spent my whole day with my host family. I had time to wash all my laundry in buckets and my host brother, Alfredo, was home from his military enlistment to watch novelas at dinner, all is good in la casa de Doña Pilar. My favorite part......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Indigenous Groups in Boliva!

Drew Katigbak, Participant

It was around 10pm when my homestay sister and I started talking. We sat across from each other at the kitchen table eating the vanilla cake she made. I started to ask her about the indigenous groups in Bolivia, since my homestay mom speaks a......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Homestay Family

Grace Levey, Participant

Yak of the Week

Hi! I am reporting live from Cochabamba, where I was able to spend my day exploring the big city.  But this post is not about Cochabamba.  Rather it is about a place called Tiquipaya and the wonderful people I have waiting for me there – my......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A

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Building Bridges

Kiara, Participant

So far my experience in Guatemala has opened my eyes to new cultures and beliefs, and has taught me how to interact with people from different parts of the world. In my homestay in San Juan La Laguna, I immediatley felt at home due to the generosity......Read More

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Hola from Tiquipaya!

Jacquelyn Kovarik, Instructor

Hola desde la llaqta! (Hello from the pueblo!) After our beautiful and rewarding trek in Los Frailes outside of Sucre, team Bolivia has settled into a peaceful routine in Tiquipaya! We arrived on Saturday and students were eager to meet their......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes

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Homestays in Tiquipaya

Jacob, Participant

Hi families, On Saturday we arrived in Tiquipaya on an overnight bus from Sucre and settled into our homestays where we will stay for 10 days. Three of us are staying close together just a short ride from the Dragons House. There are two other......Read More