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WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Comfort

Lila Brady, Participant

I just sat down at an internet cafe, after mindlessly waltzing in, grabbing the little CD with the number of a kiosk on it, plopping myself down, starting the computer, clicking all the right, hard-to-find buttons, clicking out of the anti-virus......Read More

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Power in Jogja

Nicole, Participant

Power. In Jogja it surrounds us. The power here is different, New.   Power. In the way time creeps along, Then swallows you whole. Smiling the whole way through.   Power. In a world come alive With each word learnt. Through language......Read More

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A lil’ Update

Otis, Participant

Yak of the Week

Figure there’s more than a few parents out there wishing for a little more of an… elucidating report from their kids on how their grand adventure abroad has been to date, so I thought I’d at least share how its been for me and......Read More

WTBD yaks from Mekong

Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Beyond Language

Solange, Participant

Yak of the Week

I have always loved learning languages. Growing up in a bilingual household and attending international schools, I appreciate that languages can help bring distant communities together and bridge the gap between cultures. I knew that this program......Read More

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A Day in the Life

Keshet Miller, Instructor

Believe it or not, this is our last week here in Jogja and it has truly been an honor to spend the last couple of weeks here. I have witnessed tremendous growth in each student as they have delicately transitioned from their daily routines back home......Read More

WTBD yaks from Mekong

Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Unconditional Love

Maia, Participant

When we left the Cambodian island village of Koh K’Sach Tonlea that we spent two weeks in, I started to think about what unconditional love means, and what it looks like in a culture starkly different than my own. When I think of unconditional......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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Rain March

Dashiel, Participant

I laughed like a mad man. Cackled in a scream drowned out by the blast of raindrops the size of my thumbs. I swear loudly, louder than I’ve ever in my life – again drowned out by the rain. I’d unwittingly landed my right foot in a......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, and Conservation

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On Home

Lila Brady, Participant

Yak of the Week

To start, some prose for you: Today, someone sneezed and it sounded like you and instantly my heart dove into your white puffy jacket. My mind thinks often of the moment I said goodbye to you. Today I climbed into a taxi on Jalan Sukum as stalks of......Read More

WTBD yaks from Mekong

Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Growth Mountain

Skylar, Participant

I didn’t think we would be camping on this trip, but this homestay made me feel like we were. At around 1am, I went downstairs to the bathroom and saw an enormous spider with a body the size of my hand. I sprinted back to bed and tucked in my......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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My Tiquipaya Daily Routine

Samuel Hollister, Participant

It has now been nine days since we first arrived in Tiquipaya following our five-day trek through el Parque Nacional de Toro Toro, and as a whole we have settled in quite nicely to our daily routines. For me, this means waking up just before seven......Read More