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Answer to Slates’ questions!!!

Alan, Instructor

Hello Slate, Thank you for asking these questions. Other students might have similar questions. In the last month of the program, we will be hiking the Salkantay Mountain in Peru. We start the trek at 9500 feet. Then, on the third day of the trek,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Andes Amazon

South America: Andes & Amazon

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Question(s)- do not publish yet.

Slate, Participant

Hi, I have a couple of questions for Kate, Erick, and Alan about the trip. What is the highest elevation that we reach? How long into trips like these does it take for students to adjust to the altitude? How big does our main backpack need to be?......Read More

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Hi!!

Miles, Participant

Hello! I’m Miles and I am from Colorado. I graduated from high school last year and have always planned on taking a gap year to be able to explore and grow before college (University of Vermont). This summer and fall I lived in a pop-up......Read More

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STUDENTS’ PRE-COURSE ASSIGNMENT

I-team, Participant

Queridxs estudiantes!!! Isn’t it exciting? The program is about to start in about a month. This is crazy, however probably everybody’s brain is already thinking about the places where we will be visiting and the people we will be sharing......Read More

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Hi!

Julia, Participant

Hi Everyone! My name is Julia, and I grew up in West Boylston, Massachusetts. I recently graduated from high school in the spring of 2021. This past summer I spent time with Dragons in Colorado, and I had so much fun! Because of that, I am now a......Read More

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Helloooo :)

Charlotte, Participant

Hi everyone!! My name is Charlotte, and I’m from St. Louis, but I spent most of my childhood in Great Falls, Montana. I graduated from high school in the spring of 2021, and after a senior year fully on Zoom, I knew I needed to take a year off to......Read More

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hi

Kat, Participant

Hi! My name is Kat. I’m from New Jersey and I just graduated from high school in June 2021. I decided to take a gap year in May because I wanted to spend some time outside of a typical educational sphere; I definitely felt burnt out at the end......Read More

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Tentative Itinerary A&A Spring Semester 2022

Instructors team, Instructor

We want to present you our Tentative Itinerary for our upcoming journey in the Andes and Amazon Program of Peru and Bolivia 2022. The idea of this Itinerary is to have an intentional course flow that will present to you the core themes, communities,......Read More

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Hello!

Slate, Participant

Hi everyone, My name is Anna-Slate but people also just call me Slate (you can pick). I am from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, I graduated high school in the fall of 2021, and I am taking a gap year before heading to the University of Rhode Island......Read More

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Intro

Jackson, Participant

Hi, My name is Jackson and I am enrolled in the upcoming Andes to Amazon program in the spring. I am currently a student at Boston University and I am studying International Relations and Spanish. I chose to enter the program because it has been my......Read More

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Tips for Altitude Preparation

Instructors team, Instructor

Hola estudiantes,   Much like you may not give much thought to the flavor of the water that comes out of your tap at home, you might also not give much thought daily to the air you breathe while at home. When it comes to traveling in lands as......Read More

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YO!

Braiden, Participant

HEYO!  My name is Braiden and I am from Colorado.  I enjoy dancing to live music, watching clouds evolve, and practicing kendama.  I am grateful for this opportunity to travel and experience more of this wonderful world.  I eagerly await......Read More

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DEPARTURE DAY INFORMATION & REMINDERS

Sarah O'Brien, Dragons Admin

Dear Dragons Students & Parents, Your journey is around the corner and we can’t wait to meet you! Below is a reminder about your day-of travel details. Should you need to reach our staff during students’ travel days (both during AND outside......Read More

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Technology Policy

Instructor team, Instructor

¡¡¡Hola Estudiantes!!! These days, we all benefit from the technological advances in our world, for instance, better and more efficient devices in hospitals for interventions, fast access to unlimited information, new sources of employment, etc.......Read More

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Packing Tips !!!

Instructor team, Instructor

Hello dear students and families, As we anticipate our time together, you are probably sorting through items you own and things you need to acquire before leaving home. Packing the right combination of items can make a trip feel comfortable and......Read More

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Bienvenid@s from your Local Instructor!!!

Alan, Instructor

Querid@ Estudiantes!!! My name is Alan Condori Flores (He/Him/His). I was born and raised in a mining community all my childhood but moved to the city of Cochabamba to finish high school. Later I moved to Sucre city (the capital of Bolivia), where I......Read More