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South America: Andes & Amazon – Group A

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Orientation in the Sacred Valley

Group A, Instructor

We’re starting to wrap up our orientation here in Urubamba and preparing for our first trek in the Sacred Valley. The Lares trek will take us over mountain passes and into lush valleys. Our trusted guide and good friend Americo will teach us about......Read More

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Saludos desde Perú

Lxs instructores, Instructor

Hola familias y amigues! Students arrived safe to Cusco with all their bags and lots of excitement. Tomorrow one of the instructors will head to the airport in the morning to meet Christina (we have her bag, it arrived safe and sound with one of the......Read More

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Group at the Gate

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

The Andes & Amazon, Group A has made it to their gate at MIA and will be boarding their flight to Bogota soon! Safe travels students! Family & Friends, please look out for a yak post from instructors once the group arrives safely in Cuzco,......Read More

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intro

Christina, Participant

Hey guys, my name is Christina and I grew up in the US but currently study conservation in Vancouver. I’m taking a gap year from school and am so pumped for this trip. I love spending my time being outdoors, especially hiking and skiing! I’m......Read More

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A bit of a late intro

Isabella, Participant

Hi y’all! I’m Isabella, but you can call me Bella. I’m from Colorado Springs, Colorado in the U.S. Although I did spend a lot of my adolescence living in multiple states in the Southeast (which is why I say y’all). I’m......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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DEPARTURE DAY DETAILS AND REMINDERS

Sarah O'Brien, 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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INTRO

Zoey, Participant

Hey guys!! My name is Zoey and I’m from Parkland, Florida. I graduated high school this December and am taking a gap semester before I start at Tulane University in the Fall where I’m going to major in Environmental Studies. I love hanging out......Read More

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Intro

Chase, Participant

Hey everyone! My name is Chase. I grew up on a small island on the Maine coast where I currently live. I graduated high school last spring, and I am planning to study at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina next fall. I enjoy hiking, playing bass......Read More

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A Warm Hello From Peru

Instructor team, Participant

Buenos dias amigxs! We (your Instructor team) have gathered in the Sacred Valley and are in the midst of our pre-course orientation. Our days are filled with preparations, laughter and excitement for these months to come. As we prepare, we are......Read More

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Intro

Ryan, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Ryan. I’m from the US but grew up in Singapore and Beijing. I was a sophomore at Georgetown University until this fall when I came home to California to take care of my Dad who was undergoing a bone marrow transplant for......Read More

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Staying healthy on course

Instructor Team, Instructor

We’d like to take a little time to talk to you all about your health. We’ve all heard horror stories of friends going abroad and getting sick. We don’t want to scare you, but the truth of the matter is that it is easier to get sick while......Read More

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Intro

Karim, Participant

Hi guys, My name is Karim, I’m from Jordan in the Middle East but I’ve been living in Toronto for the past couple of years. I go to school there and I’m studying economics and finance. I love cycling and hiking and usually go on......Read More

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INTRO:)

Lola, Participant

Hey guys my name is Lola and I’m from Amsterdam, the Netherlands. I’ve lived here my entire life but have had the opportunity and privilege of traveling to different countries with friends and family. I spent the past half year working in......Read More

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Precourse Assignments

Instructor Team, Instructor

Hola Estudiantes! In addition to practicing your Spanish, reading up on current events in Latin America and breaking in your hiking shoes we have a few assignments we’d like you all to get done before we all meet up in Cusco. Part 1: Please......Read More

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Technology Policy

Instructor Team, Instructor

Greetings Students, Technology can be amazing. It has the ability to connect people in the most remote parts of the world, to spread ideas and to inspire us. However, we’re sure you’ve seen the ugly side of technology as well. Tools like......Read More