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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

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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

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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

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language & Social Justice

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International Return Flight Information

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

Dear Families & Friends, It is hard to believe that almost three months have passed since your student embarked on this incredible adventure! It won’t be long until students will be boarding their planes back home. We are sure you are......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language & Social Justice

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Gone To Rabinal W/ Serena

Jack Primuth, Participant

Gone to Rabinal Searching for a CORN Zone phone Why is it so blue?   Next, Granizada Needed some corn nuts as well Ordered one, why two?   On our way back home Passed Super Gringo tienda Got jacket, 1 Q   On our way back home Oh my!......Read More

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Native Seeds

Jochen, Instructor

Yak of the Week

We are now [I started writing this a week ago; we’re actually in Lanquín now] in a town called Rabinal in the department of Baja Verapaz, where we stay at and work with an organization called Qachuu Aloom, which is Maya Achi and means “Mother......Read More

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San Antonio Palopo

Lucien and Zoe, Participant

The refreshing air of Lake Atitlan greeted our sleep-ridden faces as we traveled to San Antonio Palopo Saturday morning via boat. The eventful day began with a tour of a local pottery studio, in which most of us were able to start and complete our......Read More

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Life in San Juan

Benna, Participant

Yak of the Week

Reflecting on my first week in San Juan, I am filled with gratitude and peace. I sit writing this on the roof (also the kitchen) of my house, looking out over the colorful clotheslines crisscrossing the roofs of neighboring houses and up at the......Read More

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Guatemala: Spanish Language & Social Justice

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Debrief of Xela

The group, Participant

Yak of the Week

Yesterday, in a group activity, each of us were asked to answer 4 prompts about our time in the city of Xela: Xela inspired me because; From Willy and Jay I learned; Martin showed me that food; My Spanish teacher inspired me because. This post is a......Read More

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Living in the Moment

Benna & Maggie, Participant

Yak of the Week

“Live in the moment” is a phrase so commonly used it has become a cliché. Though we may believe we are living in the moment, there are often so many things battling for our attention. These past few weeks, our group has adjusted to a new......Read More

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Santiaguito hike

Instructor team, Instructor

Hello families   We greet you from our new location, San Juan la Laguna, a place where we will spend a month in a great cultural immersion. We share some photos of our hike last week to the Santiaguito volcano view. A 3-hour walk to appreciate......Read More

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City time

Elly, Participant

Hello community! We have all made it to the city of Quetzaltenango (also known as Xela). Today, the students begin their intensive Spanish study. This city is home to our very own instructor, Teto! We are so lucky to get to explore and learn from......Read More

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Takeaways from the Trek

Lucien, Participant

Yak of the Week

The cool morning dew settled around the fruit which lined the steep concrete streets of Todos Santos. As the roosters crowed and cawed, an unsettling feeling arose within me. Can I push myself hard enough to prevail through the next four days of......Read More