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Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture

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a little about me!

Bella, Participant

Hey everyone!! My name is Bella, and I’m a rising freshman at UNC Chapel Hill. I live in Durham, NC, and recently graduated from Durham Academy (woohoo!). I love traveling, outdoor adventures, art, reading, listening to music (if you know......Read More

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Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture

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About me ;)

Alex Nagin, Participant

Hi everyone, My name is Alex and I’m a rising Sophomore at Horace Mann School. I live in Manhattan, between Harlem and the Upper West Side. I love to play most sports, especially tennis, basketball, and water polo. I play tennis and water polo......Read More

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Dragons 1-Minute Visual-Story Contest

Dragons HQ, Dragons Admin

Hello Summer Students! Just wanted to share with you the details of our annual “1-Minute Visual Story” Contest… The goals of Dragons Visual-Story contest are to: Share visual story through student and in-the-field perspectives.......Read More

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Ready, Set…. (A Note from a Past Dragons...

Carin, Dragons Admin

Future Dragons, I hope you’re getting excited for the enlightening adventure that awaits you! I can tell you from experience that there is nothing quite like the feeling of being on a Dragons trip. From filling out the application and beginning to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture

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Departure Day Details & Reminders

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Dragons Students & Parents, Your journey is right around the corner and we can’t wait to meet you! Below is a reminder about your day-of travel details. Should you need to reach our staff during students’ travel days (both during AND......Read More

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Technology Policy

Morocco i-team, Instructor

Hey ya’ll! As you pack, you’re probably wondering which of your gadgets and gizmos you can take with you on this adventure. We’ll give you some more details on that here. You’ll also find some notes about ATM cards and power converters. This......Read More

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Narrative Itinerary!

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hello future travelers, We hope Morocco is on your mind – it is on ours! As an instructor team we’re now working to get the itinerary and curriculum dialed in, and we’re considering other details and completing bureaucratic tasks. You all......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Morocco

Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture

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Pre-Course Webinar Recording

Carin, Dragons Admin

Dear Students & Families, As you prepare for the upcoming departure, don’t forget about your pre-course webinar recording! While many of you joined us for the live discussion and Q&A, we also recorded the conversation and presentation so......Read More

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Instructor Introduction

Badr Allouche, Instructor

Ramadan Mubarak (Have a blessed Ramadan). Today is the first day of Ramadan. I will be fasting until 7:30 pm today, and I cannot wait to tell you all about it and share Morocco with you. I am Badr; since all Arabic names have meanings, mine means......Read More

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Morocco Instructor Introduction

Keshet Miller, Instructor

Hello everyone! Welcome to the yak board – a space where we will be posting our questions, reflections, photos, etc. for the next few months. Even though we have not yet met, I am certain that we are all already deeply connected. Your choice......Read More

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Beginnings

Kevin W., Instructor

Salaam, future friends. I write this on a foggy morning in Rabat, as the weather indecisively turns toward the summertime and the heat that will welcome us to Morocco in late June. I’m Kevin – one of your three instructors – and......Read More

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A warm welcome to your yak board

Jessica Armstrong, Dragons Admin

Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Welcome to the 2019 Morocco Summer Yak Board! In just under two months from now, you will arrive in Morocco and begin a sojourn that will change your life in unforeseen ways. This journey will present challenges and......Read More

Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture, China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A, China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group B, China: The Silk Road, Cambodia: Peace-Building & Conservation, Myanmar: Visions of Democracy, Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas, Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas, North India: Roof of the World (4-week), Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive (6-week), Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A, Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive (4-week) - Group B, Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes, Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group A, Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group B, Madagascar: Island of Diversity, Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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A note on social media

Miriam, Dragons Admin

Dear Summer 2019 Travelers, It’s great to see your Yak Board come to life! This is a very exciting time of year for all of us, and while we understand that you’re likely anxious to meet your traveling companions, we have a request for you:......Read More

Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture, China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A, China: Mandarin Language Intensive (4-week) - Group B, China: Mandarin Language Intensive (6-week), China: The Silk Road, Cambodia: Peace-Building & Conservation, Myanmar: Visions of Democracy, Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas, Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas, North India: Roof of the World (4-week), Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive (6-week), Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive (4-week) - Group A, Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive (4-week) - Group B, Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes, Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group A, Peru: Sacred Mountains (4-week) - Group B, Madagascar: Island of Diversity, Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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Welcome to the Yak Board!

Miriam, Dragons Admin

Dear Summer 2019 students, Welcome to the Dragons community and your course’s Yak Board! You can think of your course’s Yak Board as a online group journal and virtual bulletin board. Pre-course, you will use the Yak Board to introduce......Read More