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Places and Moments

Indonesia Instructor, Instructor

During our midcourse activities, our group has found ourselves far from the busy urban places on the island of Java, instead taking in the natural beauty and slower pace of life on the islands of Rinca and Flores, and learning about all kinds of......Read More


Our new friend :)

Katrina and Cory, Participant

We met Tshewang Norbu one night after dinner when us and a few other students gathered around the fire with the UWICER nature guides. He came to life talking about Bhutanese culture, clearly in his element, and encouraged us to share our ideas as......Read More


Prayer Flag Forest

Lam An, Participant

Finally out of the city! Patan has been fun, but it was nice to take some time away from the noise and dust and constant rushing. I won’t talk too much about the rest of the day, other than to say we drove about an hour and hiked for another......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A



Lola, Participant

Hi friends and family, We just arrived back in Cusco after 3 days in Machu Picchu. We drove for 6 hours in a van to the place where we started our 3 hour hike to the campsite of Machu Picchu.  It was a beautiful hike with an amazing scenery. The......Read More


Living in the Big Bowl (Watercolor Painting)

Sully, Participant

Hello yakkers, Some long-forgotten watercolors were unearthed in the Dragon’s program house closet last week. I took some time post Yoga-isp in the palace garden behind the Patan museum painting and drawing with fellow dragons Delaney and......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A


Reflecting on Q’eros

Joe & Lola, Participant

Yak of the Week

Q’EROS Our six days in Q’eros Sometime between the late fourteenth century and into the fifth century a small population of former Incan messengers disappeared into the Andes of Southern Peru. Forgotten by the Incas and too secluded for the......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation


Team in a remote location

Jessica, Dragons Admin

Hi everyone, I just wanted to let you all know that the Indonesia semester team are safe in Riung enjoying their mid course by the beach. Comms are limited as there is very limited service and no access to emails etc. But by all means, I’ve......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B


The process

Charlie Lamendola, Participant

Hello all at home, The past few weeks me and the rest of the group has been staying in our homestays, in Tiquipaya. Although my Spanish is not great I still am engaging as much as I can and am trying to learn as much as possible. The opportunity to......Read More



Instructors, Participant

This past Monday was the Hindu festival of Holi, the festival of colors. This exciting day celebrates both the victory of good over evil and also the arrival of warmer weather at the end of the winter season. While many people celebrate Holi by......Read More


off on trek

Uttara, Dragons Admin

Hello everyone! The Bhutan team set off this morning on their 8 day trek in the Tang valley. They won’t have consistent cell phone service, but we’ll make sure to post updates and photos when we can. *This photo was taken a few days ago......Read More