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Introduction

Corinne Joss, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Corinne, and I’m from Chicago. I just graduated from Fenwick High School, and after my gap year, I will be attending the University of Richmond in Virginia where I, for now, plan on studying neuroscience. I am so......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Trekking pants response

Shannon, Dragons Admin

Hi Eva, Best to go fairly light so that they can dry quickly.  In the mornings before you start walking, if they are not warm enough, you can wear another layer underneath, but when walking, it warms up quickly and you’ll be happy to have......Read More

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Hi!

Haven Johnson, Participant

Hey Everyone! I can’t wait to meet all of you and embark on this crazy adventure together. My name is Haven! In May I graduated high school and, seemingly unlike all of my peers, I’ve never really known what I want to do in my future. Because of......Read More

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Intro

Mollie Ames, Participant

Hi everyone! My name is Mollie Ames, and I am from Dedham, MA. I found the Andes & Amazon program thanks to a school trip to Jordan with Where There Be Dragons this Spring. When I knew I was taking a gap year, I looked into other Dragons......Read More

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¡Hola!

Molly, Participant

Hello! My name is Molly and I am from Minnesota.  I can’t wait to get to South America, looking over our itinerary and packing up my stuff has made me so excited.  I can’t believe its only a few days away. A little more about me:  I......Read More

Madagascar & Senegal: Africa Semester

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Visa & Arrival Information

Micah LeMasters, Instructor

Dear Madagascar Students, We hope that your packing is going well and that your excitement is building for what will be a great adventure in an amazing country. Because your instructors will already be in Madagascar, we will not be with you when you......Read More

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Introduction

Mark Lamendola, Participant

Hi fellow travellers! I am Mark Lamendola. My family calls me Markie. I am from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I can’t believe our adventure begins in only a week. I am so excited to get know all of you over the next couple months. As for me, I just......Read More

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Introduction!

Marissa Friedman, Participant

Hey guys! My name is Marissa and I’m from Portland, Oregon. I have lived in Portland my whole life, and I have loved exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I just graduated from Lincoln High School, and I am planning on going to Washington......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Sleeping pad

Shannon Harriman, Dragons Admin

Hi Nils, Thanks for your question.  What can be provided on the program is a thin foam layer for a sleeping pad.  If you have a thermarest or some other pad that provides more comfort, you may want to bring that along with you. Happy packing!...Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A

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Sleeping pad

Nils, Participant

Hello Admin! Quick question. I know in the webinar it was mentioned that sleeping pads were not necessary as they can be provided, but looking at the packing list it seems as if a sleeping pad is something I need to bring. Is it ok if I leave mine......Read More

WTBD Yaks from Nepal

Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group C

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Why We Travel Response

Henry Coppolillo, Participant

I found that the most intriguing concept Pico Iyer discusses in his essay is that of the transformative environment of a place which seems to simply be a function of the locale itself, transcendent of any more tangible factors. He uses the example......Read More

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Hello and “Why We Travel” Response

Brita Mackey, Participant

Hey! My name is Brita and I’m from Cambridge MA. I graduated from high school last year and decided to take a gap year to see the world a little bit more  and get a different sort of education before starting college. This summer, I worked at a......Read More

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Introduction

Carsten Russell, Participant

Hey everybody!  My name is Carsten Russell and I am from Portland Oregon.  I decided to take a gap year before going to college next year because I wanted to see the world from a different perspective and venture into the unknown.  I chose the......Read More