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Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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Arriving Late into the United States

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

Students got a bit of a late start for their flight this morning, taking off 1 hour and 13 minutes late from Senegal. Their new estimated arrival time is 3:14pm EST. You can track the status of their flight here. Best, The Dragons Admin Team...Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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Fortune House

Raoul Herskovits, Participant

It would be nice if luck could “turn”. Like a wheel or a pendulum, steadily, metronomically determining fortune’s ebbs and flows. Or like a wanderer – perhaps Lady Luck herself? – turning around completely to go back the way she came,......Read More

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#Independence

Kennice, Participant

We had X-Phase in Joal-Fadiouth! Well…sort of. First we went to visit some of the highlights of Dakar. First we went to Goree Island and learned about the slave trade. Then we walked up to the outside of a lighthouse to get a view of the city.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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Learning Service

Maddy Rehor, Participant

Yak of the Week

When I first told people I was traveling to Senegal, the first question I was often asked was :“What are you going to do there?” This, for me, was a difficult question to answer. I often settled on the vague answer of “I’m visiting Senegal......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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International Return Flight Information

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

Dear Families & Friends, It is hard to believe that almost four weeks 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 anxiously......Read More

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Photos from Dene

Jenny, Dragons Admin

Here’s a few images from a relaxing and reflective day in Dene, an intentional Sufi community located on the coastline of northern Senegal. We camped out in bug huts under the stars, we learned about Sufism from Babacar and his father, we walked......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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Life in Temento Samba

Kennice and Maddy, Participant

HELLLLLOOOOOO We are currently in Temento Samba :p We are having such a great time here with our families. We have all become so close with them so quickly. We have done laundry, helped with cooking, taken goats out, picked plants, washed dishes,......Read More

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Photos from Temanto Samba

Jenny, Dragons Admin

Dear Friends and Family of Dragons Senegal Students, Please enjoy some photos of the group’s time in instructor Samba Sow’s home village, Temanto Samba. The group has been learning to play djembe with master drummer and longtime Dragons......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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I don’t do things in halves

Maddy Rehor, Participant

I don’t do things in halves. Growing up, I had never broken or fractured a bone. Then, when I was twelve, I broke two bones in my arm and ended up in a cast for six months. Before this trip, I had never before been out of the country. Most people......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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kennice, Participant

Hello from a chromebook in Senegal! The remaining students are having a great time here! Currently we are at a nice hotel, but a frog did land on my toe. Everyone is super excited about the homestays tomorrow in Samba’s village. I cant wait to......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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Reflecting on our perceptions of Senegal

Max Lupoff, Participant

Senegal is a beautiful country with beautiful culture. I came to Senegal with the expectation that it would answer all my questions. I was a typical ‘soul seeker’ expecting a truly profound experience that would shape my opinion on culture and......Read More

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Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobab Tree

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Finding the highlights

Vesper Zero, Participant

So far our group has been through so much, with multiple people leaving the trip early and the feelings and emotions that come with that. Although it was definitely a bummer to have so many people leave the group so soon, I feel that ultimately......Read More