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West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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Packing Updates & Clarifications

The Instructors, Participant

Hi Spring Senegal Dragons! Right now, our instructor team has been getting ready for your impending arrival in Senegal. As we are packing our own bags, we also compiled a list of packing notes. General Guidelines: Read through your Course......Read More

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Independent Study Projects (ISPs)

The Instructors, Participant

Na nga def, students? Our travels are right around the corner. We hope that your packing is going smoothly, that you’ve been following the Yak Board, and that you are getting psyched to explore the beauty of Senegal! If you haven’t already,......Read More

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Homestay Family Gifts

The Instructors, Participant

Greetings Senegal Students, We’ve been getting some questions about homestay gifts for the families that you’ll be staying with during our trip, so we thought we’d give some guidance here in this Yak. Here’s some details:. We’ll be staying......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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technology and mosquito nets on course

Espoir, Participant

Greetings Senegal Students, We are really looking forward to meeting you in person next month 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 give you some......Read More

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Greetings From Matthew!

Matthew, Participant

Hey everyone! My name is Matthew (he/him) and I’m from McLean, Virginia, which is just outside of Washington, D.C. I’m on a gap year before starting my freshman year at Harvard University in the fall. On most days, you can find me either with my......Read More

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Hi!

Maddux, Participant

Hi, my name is Maddux Lunde (he/him) and I’m from Green Bay, Wisconsin. I’m taking a gap year before I begin my freshman year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison next fall. I currently live with my mom, dad, and younger sister. My......Read More

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Hello from New York!

Harry, Participant

Hi everybody! My name is Harry (he/him) and I am from upstate New York. I am currently on a gap year before attending Tufts University in Boston, MA as a freshman this coming fall. In my free time I love to be outside; in the summer that time......Read More

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Discounted and Second-Hand Gear Resources

The Instructors, Instructor

Hi everyone, As the course draws near, we imagine that you’re going over the packing list and planning how to get what you need before you head out on your Dragons course. We know that this can be a daunting task! To help with this and to keep......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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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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Our first assignment–please introduce...

Your Instructors, Instructor

Hello again from your instructor team! As departure day draws closer, the three of us are hard at work eagerly preparing for your arrival and the start to our course. We are so excited to meet you! In anticipation of our group coming together in......Read More

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Senegal Spring Tentative Itinerary

Christy, Espoir, Samba, Instructor

2022 Spring Senegal Tentative Itinerary Yak Nangeen def fellow travelers! We are so excited about our upcoming journey together, and we have been working together to craft a tentative itinerary to guide our time in Senegal this spring. However,......Read More

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On Jaaraama! Introduction from Samba

Aaron, 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 February.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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Instructor Introduction

Espoir, Instructor

On Jaraama or “hello” in Pulaar (as might be said in the eastern and northern most regions of Senegal)! I am full of gratitude to introduce myself as one of your Spring semester instructors. My name is Espoir, I grew up on stolen Dakota......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Senegal

West Africa: Rhythms of Senegal

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Pre-Departure Webinar Recording

Amina Simon, Dragons Admin

Dear Students & Families, As you prepare for your 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

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A Note on Social Media

Amina Simon, Dragons Admin

Dear Spring 2022 Travelers, Your program is just around the corner and we’re sure you’re as excited as we are to see how the Spring unfolds! While we understand that you’re likely anxious to meet your traveling companions right away, we have a......Read More