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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

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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

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Learning How to Walk (Again)

Inbal, Participant

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When I was one year and one month old, I learned how to walk. I imagine it took some natural instinct, good observation of the already walking larger humans around me, overcoming obstacles like that tricky corner of the kitchen counter, and of......Read More

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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

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South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A

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News from Peru

Luis, Dragons Admin

Dear families, Through this short yak, I want to let you know that on Sunday there was an earthquake in north-central Peru which has affected more than 3000 thousand people in a Peruvian region called Amazonas. Our group of students, which is in the......Read More

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Ausangate Trek Prep.

Henry, Participant

This was the last trek of the program and definitely the most difficult. The trek challenges started a few days before Ocongate (the town from which we went to Ausangate), in Cuzco. On the first night at the hostel in Cuzco, the instructors put us,......Read More

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Ausangate Trek

Frannie, Participant

A is for Apu Ausengate B is for BA-DONK!! C is for Coca D… Damn Shawdy E… El Paso G… Glaciers H… Hail & Hot Springs I… I don’t know… go ask Anna J… Jeepers, creepers, where’d you get them,......Read More

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Chau!!!

Emma, Participant

Chau!!! Goodbyes are hard for me, and our last days in Tiquipaya were full of them. People and places, all who came to mean so much. Here are some of them: Chao to el mercado. During the morning of our final day, I took a trufi (chao to 106 Apote)......Read More

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Teatro Trono!!!

Isaac, Participant

Teatro Trono was incredible. The people there were all super friendly, excited to get to know us and welcome us into the community with open arms. On the first day, we did an interactive play about the history of El Alto. It was an emotional......Read More

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Ausangate Trek

I-team, Instructor

Hello families, We are now ready to start our trek in the Apu Ausangate (mountain). We couldn’t be more excited! After a very delicious breakfast, we are ready to go. Also, before departing, we did a “pago a la Pachamama” to ask......Read More

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El Cuerpo!

Grace, Participant

First, Grace walked up too many flights of escaleras. Grace was very out of breath. She’d just eaten a very large lunch consisting of extremamente good soup and tortilla (not plain tortilla, huevo y papa cooked into deliciousness). She was......Read More

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Todo Santos!!!

Benny, Participant

Late Publication (11/01) It’s a Tuesday morning and I woke up really excited for today was Toto Santos and los dragones were coming over to celebrate. Toto Santos is a day to remember loved ones who have passed away. If the loved one passed......Read More