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WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language & Social Justice

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The Group Has Landed at MIA

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

American Airlines Flight #1182 has landed and students are taxiing to the gate. They will soon make their way through customs and be on their way to their connecting travel home. We wish them the safest of travels and a happy reunion with loved ones......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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The Group Has Landed at MIA

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

LATAM Flight #2462 has landed and students are taxiing to the gate. They will soon make their way through customs and be on their way to their connecting travel home. We wish them the safest of travels and a happy reunion with loved ones at home!......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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The Group Has Landed at MIA

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

BOA Flight #766 has landed and students are taxiing to the gate. They will soon make their way through customs and be on their way to their connecting travel home. We wish them the safest of travels and a happy reunion with loved ones at home! The......Read More

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¡Hasta luego!

I-team, Instructor

Hello families! The students have crossed migration and are ready to catch the plane back home. They return full of new stories, with new goals, new dreams, and a more beating heart. It has been a pleasure to conclude this journey....Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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En Route to MIA

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

BOA Flight #766 successfully departed 32 minutes late for MIA. Students are due to arrive at 4:52am EST. You can track the status of the flight here....Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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Landed in Lima!

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

The group successfully landed in Lima and are waiting for their next flight to depart. You can check the status of LATAM #2462 here....Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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The Group Flight Has Landed at JFK

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

Delta Flight #217 landed early at 1:17pm EST and students are taxiing to the gate. They will soon make their way through customs and be on their way to their connecting travel home. We wish them the safest of travels and a happy reunion with loved......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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Judaism

Lila, Participant

Something that was really meaningful to me throughout the program was finding ways to incorporate my Jewish identity and practices into my life here. For me, this looked like making Shabbat dinner for my host mom and sister, who had never met a Jew......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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The positives of sickness

Lila, Participant

I first started feeling sick in Qeros Wachiperi, a small indigenous rainforest community in Peru. Qeros was beautiful. Upon arrival, I was amazed by the infinite shades of green trees that stretched as far as I could see. We would sit on our porch,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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Dear Instructors…

Serafina, Participant

Yak of the Week

Yesterday during transference, after we sat with eyes closed remembering each part of this trip that has so quickly flown by, the instructors asked us to reflect on a moment, place, or person that was particularly meaningful to us for our last yak.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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Hermanos

Rory, Participant

I felt it that second day in Perú. Running up the steps to breakfast, anxiously excited for the delicious food that awaited me, I heard a voice say “¿Cómo estás?”. That was odd, I thought, it was the voice of someone I didn´t know. Why......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B

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The End

Kashius, Participant

I am sitting here in Bolivia in a beautiful garden overlooking a small mountain town. Here I am, I’ve come so far, done so much, made so many connections, had so many experiences. This is the end. Walking through the airports and ridding our first......Read More

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Our Own Path

Hannah and Natalie, Participant

Since we were young, we always imagined ourselves taking the “traditional path” after high school. Watching all of our friends shop at Urban Outfitters looking for their new college wardrobe,  while we went to REI to pick up a rain poncho and......Read More