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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

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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ISP Cooking Day 2

Adam Marcelo, Participant

Hello everyone! We are back with another few dishes. Today we made three dishes including Tiradito, Aji de Quinoa o Pollo, and Vejetales de Panko. Daniela will be writing about Aji de Quinoa and Vejetales de Panko and I will be writing about......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

India: Himalayas to the Ganges River

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ISP Presentations

Marka, Participant

Hello family and friends! I’m writing from the Sparrow Café, where we are all tucked into a tiny back room on floor cushions. Everyone’s bag is open in front of them, with our notebooks turned to summary sheets and art projects ready to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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the significance of ita

Claire Kraemer, Participant

my name for the past two months to everyone besides the 15 people of my dragons program has been clara. it was a natural transition from my spanish class name and did not even think about it that much when I first introduced myself as this. I did......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Don Alfredo and Jewlery Making

Zoe, Participant

Don Alfredo. A master jewler, an avid basketball fan, a caring father and son, and an owner of two overweight but adorable dogs. When I walked into my ISP on the first day and met Don Alfredo, I thought it was just going to be learning the art of......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group B

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The Power of Music

Julia Sauve, Participant

Ever since I was a kid, playing music has been a part of my life. It started out as the obligatory piano lessons. One day each week, squeezed between school and soccer practice, my dad would drive me to the small music school. At that time, it......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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A week in my life

Tatum Fortney, Participant

This week was a immense transition from jungle to city to say the least. Starting with a glorious 10 hour drive through the mountains at 4 AM, but hey, plenty of time for group bonding. From being surrounded by orangutans drifting through the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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The log experience

Beck Friedman, Participant

Yak of the Week

As the upcoming first Independent Study Project (ISP) day was getting closer, I was getting more and more nervous. Being the only Dragons student in the Indonesia program to choose the studies of traditional music of Java, there was no wonder why I......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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indo life.

Isabel DuBois, Participant

As we settle into routine here in Jojga there is still such variation in the day which seems to stem from something distinctly Indonesian.  There is contrast and contradiction every where in the city which i think provides the variation in the day.......Read More

Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture

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An afternoon with a woodworker

Jackson Lubke, Participant

For our group artisan ISP in Essaouira, Courtney, Henry, and I visited a woodworker whom we had met earlier in the day. He clearly took a lot of pride in his work and loved to show others his products. As it turns out, his father produced pieces for......Read More

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ISPs

Instructor Team, Instructor

As we wrap up our time in urban homestays here in Patan and head to our transference location students gave to group presentations on their Individual Study Projects. Topics ranged from yoga to stone carving, cooking to traditional instruments,......Read More

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ISP madness

Brian, Instructor

Hola familias! Here are a few pics from the afternoons of this week (and a few random ones too…) which have been times for Independent Study Projects (ISPs). In no particular order we have: Kayla and Sofía in Quechua classes Philip (aka......Read More

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Homestay days

Instructor Team, Participant

Dear Friends, Family and Well-wishers of the Khambo 2018 student crew We write to you from the lazy serenity of the village of Koh Ksach Tonlea. Here we have slowly adapted to the community’s peaceful agricultural routine – up with the roosters......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive - Group B

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Week in San Juan

Emily Mulhern, Participant

Hi all! Today is our last full day in San Juan La Laguna. We have spent the week taking Spanish lessons in small groups at a beautiful school right on the edge of the lake, and working on our ISPs. We chose a variety of subjects to learning about,......Read More