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Hello!

Joey, Participant

Hello!  I’m Joey West and I’m from Washington DC.  I’m taking a gap year before heading off to Hamilton College next fall. This seems to be a common theme so far, but I love doing anything in the outdoors, especially rock climbing,......Read More

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Electronics Policy Reminder

I-Team, Instructor

Dear students, Hope this note finds you well. We are looking forward to meeting you in a few days! We will continue to update this board regularly, leading up to the course start date. As our time together in India approaches, we wanted to post a......Read More

WTBD yaks from Mekong

Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

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Introduction

Anne Beaufort, Participant

Hi everyone, My name is Anne and I can’t wait to travel with all of you!  I’m from the Hague, in the Netherlands, and I’ve lived here my whole life. After my high school graduation last May I travelled through Eastern Europe with my friends,......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Bolivia

South America: Andes & Amazon - Group B

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Arrival details!

The Instructors, Instructor

Dear A&A Group B Students, Soon you all will be meeting up in Miami and flying together to meet your instructor team at El Alto International Airport. We’re super excited to meet you all and we wanted to give you some important information......Read More

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Introduction

Rose O'Neal, Participant

Hey all! My name is Rose and I live in San Francisco, CA, but I’ve spent the last 4 years of my life at Thacher, a boarding school near Los Angeles. I love everything to do with the outdoors, listening to music, reading, cooking, and spending time......Read More

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Introduction

Ned Flanagan, Participant

Hey guys! My name is Ned and I’m from Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, D.C.  I graduated from high school in May, and I will be going to the University of Virginia in the fall of 2018. I played soccer, tennis, and a year of......Read More

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Introduction

Briana Frost, Participant

What’s up! My name is Briana Frost and I am 18 years old. It still feels surreal that this amazing adventure is (almost) here. I am from the Bay Area in California, and I chose to take a gap semester before heading off to college at the start......Read More

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introduction

Olivia Lenfestey, Participant

Hey guys! My name is Olivia or Liv, and I’m from Santa Fe, New Mexico. I just graduated high school and decided to take a gap year before heading to college in California to give myself some space to be outside and engage in new experiences as......Read More

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Intro

Luke Hansen, Participant

Hey guys! I’m Luke, you may have heard of my father, Darth Vader:) I live in a small town in Utah, and I’m taking a few months off my senior year of high school. I play soccer and snowboard. In this program, I am looking forward to......Read More

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Final packing tips

Shuier Zhang, Participant

Hello all, We know that you have already been given a general packing list, but we wanted to give you an updated version for our course (it isn’t much different), but may be helpful for reference and double-checking. We also have a few general......Read More

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Hello from south of the clouds

Gong Jiaju, Participant

Hello everyone, I am Gong from South of the Clouds (Yunnan云南), your third instructor, so excited to meet you all in few days! I’m living in Dali, Yunnan and have been here for over two decades. It’s still my favorite place in China.......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group B

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Intro

Pablo Rios, Participant

Hello! My name is Pablo, I come from Mexico City. I just discovered the yak board and wanted to introduce myself. I am 18 and like most of you just finished high school. Right now I’m in the midst of my gap year and so far I’ve been......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Indonesia

Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation

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Rallies in Jakarta

Justin Kiersky, Dragons Admin

Dear friends, family and participants on the Indonesia semester, I want to take a moment to address the news emerging from Jakarta about protests against the maltreatment of Rohingya refugees by the Burmese military. We’ve been receiving......Read More