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At the End of it All

Rose Fitzgerald, Participant

Yak of the Week

As my final flight touches down, the bump of the wheels shudders through me and I let out a breath I didn’t know I was holding. It’s over. It’s all over. I’m home. I step off the plane, down through the airport and into the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community & Conservation

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It’s Not Goodbye, It’s Sampai Jumpa

Chloe McClellan, Participant

Yak of the Week

Over the course of these last six weeks, we have had the opportunity to learn so much and grow in ways we never thought possible. During our last few days together in transference, we were able to rest and reflect on our experiences on the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Cambodia

Cambodia: Peace-Building & Conservation

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Final Yak :(

Sally, Participant

Yak of the Week

Right now, I’m sitting on the plane from LA to Newark. In LA, it’s 11:42pm, and in Newark, it’s 2:42am. It’s 3:42pm in Cambodia. I’m one of the only ones that’s still awake, and no matter what I do, I can’t seem to fall asleep. My mind......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

North India: Roof of the World (4-week)

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To the Italian man next to me on the plane

Elliott Bloom, Participant

Yak of the Week

On my flight home from Newark to Dulles I cried about 15 times, and the poor middle-aged Italian business-man sitting next to me could not understand why the young teen girl near him was sobbing. Didn’t know of a way to ask. So to the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Cambodia

Cambodia: Peace-Building & Conservation

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Changed

Kylie Blitzer, Participant

Yak of the Week

Changed. This is a word that I never thought would describe me after only 4 short weeks in Cambodia. How could one month have such a powerful impact on my life, to the point where I feel that I am different to how I was when I first stepped on the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Cambodia

Cambodia: Peace-Building & Conservation

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Dear Me When I Get Home

Rachel Horne, Participant

Yak of the Week

Dear Me When I Get Home Right now I sit here with 11 peers and 3 instructors who have taught me about the world and my role in it. I feel more educated on global issues than I ever have before, and yet I also feel like I have infinitely more to......Read More

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with respect, gratitude, and love

Uttara Pant, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Dear Abbey, Claire B, Claire F, Cleo, Elliott, Finley, Jacob, Jonny, Justine, Penelope, Pia and Sophia, I am sitting and looking out at the poplar trees that surround the Nyanjen Guesthouse in Phyang and using stolen moments at our beautiful......Read More

WTBD Yaks from India

North India: Roof of the World (4-week)

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How Was India?

Instructors, Instructor

Yak of the Week

As our summer in Ladakh comes to an end, we have returned to where it all began in Phyang, a beautiful village outside Leh. As students begin thinking about where it all truly began, at home, with you, we want them to be able to speak about their......Read More

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On This Course I Learned….

Student Group, Participant

Yak of the Week

On this course I learned….. About resourcefulness, community, and exploration. In Sittong we spent an entire morning preparing lunch. We pounded rice, cut all the vegetables, grinded the spices, and killed a chicken. While many of my friends......Read More

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On This Course I Witnessed…

Student Group, Participant

Yak of the Week

On this course I witnessed….. How interconnected human beings can be. In both of the homestays, everyone in their community relied on one another. It was eye opening to see that everyone knew each other and that they enjoyed one another. More......Read More