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West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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Introduction

Isa Quinn, Participant

Hello! My name is Isa, which is short for Isabella, and pronounced “eesa” – I’m on the right in the picture with my little brother. I’m from Tacoma, Washington but I’ve lived in a lot of different places, in fact......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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Pre Course Readings

Beth Eanelli, Participant

Salaamaleekum everyone, We are looking forward to seeing you all very soon and we are sending warmth as you prepare for your travel and journey. As you physically prepare, we would also like you to begin thinking about some of the core themes and......Read More

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Important notes about packing and technology use

Babacar, Beth, Espoir and Samba, Instructor

Greetings Dear Senegal Students, We are really looking forward to meeting you in person in less than two weeks for our great adventures together! Although we know that you have been sent a full packing list, we wanted to use this post as a way to......Read More

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anna hobelmann, Participant

Hi! My name’s Anna (the one on the left in the picture) and I’m from Baltimore, Maryland. Right now, it’s almost 3 AM here and I decided to finally write this intro, I think I get my best work done at night. I love reading, journaling, music,......Read More

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Intro

Jamie Bouchard, Participant

I’m not exactly sure what to put in this introduction, so I’m just winging it. My name is Jamie and I’m from Vermont. I just graduated high school and didn’t have education plans for this year, so I thought why not do something fun? I guess......Read More

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Our Fall 2021 Tentative Itinerary!

Instructor Team, Instructor

Nangeen def fellow travelers! We, your instructors, have been working hard in preparation for your course alongside the Dragons administrative team. We have worked with heart, soul, and mind to intentionally design the tentative itinerary we present......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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Intro…

Jackson, Participant

Hello everyone.  My name is Jackson and I’m super excited to start a ~year of travel.  I’m from Northern California (just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco).  I’ve been lucky to get the travel bug from trips with......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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Instructor Introduction from Espoir

Espoir DelMain, Instructor

Yak of the Week

Jaraama (or hello in Pulaar) to all you wonderful Senegal semester students (and anyone else reading this board)! I wanted to introduce myself, I’m Espoir (she/her/hers), and one of your instructors for this semester and am absolutely thrilled......Read More

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An introduction from your instructor

Claire Bennett, Participant

A heartfelt greeting to my fellow intrepid travelers. My name is Claire, I am originally from the UK although I am writing to you from the misty monsoon in the Himalayan valleys in Nepal. I will be one of your instructors this semester, coming in......Read More

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BISMILA MOON (WELCOME TO YOU ALL)!

Samba, Instructor

On Jaaraama! (both “thank you” and “hello” in my native language of Pulaar), My name is Samba Sow and I will be one of your instructors this fall semester. I wanted to share a bit more about myself before we all meet in-person come......Read More

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Meet Your Instructor – Babacar

Babacar, Instructor

Na ngeen def? My name is Babacar and I am a member of the Senegal instructor team this fall semester. Welcome to your Yak board! This is a place to post letters of introduction and questions— we invite you all to post a quick intro about yourself.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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willow, Participant

hello, my names willow forbes. i’m super excited to begin gearing up for Senegal, especially the parts that involve shopping for some snazzy zip off pants (hooray). i hate these first intro kinda things and also saw that nobody else has one up......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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Pre-Course Webinar Recording

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

Dear Students & Families, As you prepare for the upcoming departure, don’t forget about your pre-course webinar recording! While many of you joined us for the live discussion and Q&A, we also recorded the conversation and presentation so......Read More

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A, South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B, Guatemala: Spanish Language & Social Justice, West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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A NOTE ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

Dear Fall 2021 Travelers, Your program is just around the corner and we’re sure you’re as excited as we are to see how the summer unfolds! While we understand that you’re likely anxious to meet your traveling companions right away, we have a......Read More

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group A, South America: Andes & Amazon – Group B, Guatemala: Spanish Language & Social Justice, West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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WELCOME TO THE YAK BOARD!

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

Dear Fall 2021 Students and Families, Welcome to the Dragons community and your course’s Yak Board! You can think of your course’s Yak Board as an online group journal and virtual bulletin board. Pre-course: you will use the Yak Board to......Read More