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Welcome to Field Notes!


 

Dear Summer Students,

Welcome to the Dragons community and welcome to your Field Notes board!
With summer just around the corner, we are excited to begin the final stages of course preparation with you. Launching your course Field Notes board marks the first step towards building your summer community, as this interface will help us bridge great geographic distances and connect you with your course instructors, your fellow Dragons students, and the Boulder Administration.

You can think of your Field Notes board as a virtual bulletin board.

  • Pre-course, your instructors will use the board to introduce themselves, tack up packing lists and respond to any of your pre-course departure questions.
  • On course, you can use Field Notes to share photos with your fans back home, jot down vignettes of your life abroad, or share longer reflections about your unexpected adventures on an overnight train, at a meditation retreat, at your home-stay sister’s birthday party… It’s hard to capture everything that happens over the course of a summer, or expect to share it all for the first time when you arrive home. In many ways, your Field Notes will become a collaborative journal, curated by members of your group and enjoyed by your friends and family back home.
  • Post-course, your Field Notes board turns into one big adventure log that will commemorate your group’s experiences abroad.

Your Program Director and instructor team will introduce themselves here shortly! We look forward to reading more about you in the coming weeks, as well. Please use the Field Notes board as an opportunity to dive in and start building a new community. There are no “dumb questions” when it comes to packing lists, only students that wished they had a backpack cover or an extra water bottle.

Thanks so much for beginning this journey with us. We encourage you to post on your Field Notes board early and often, and we look forward to being in touch with you over the coming months.

With love,
The Boulder Admin Team