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Andes & Amazon "A" Semester, Fall 2011


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I am 18 years old and have lived just outside of Ithaca, NY my entire life.

I am passionate about: being physically active in all forms, art in many forms, learning throughout and doing all three outside. I would classify myself among other things as an adventure enthusiast. On an invented scale I am not all the way to junkie but certainly leaning in that direction.

I am not at all ready to read harry potter in Spanish after taking my first class this summer but look forward to learning with you all. Similarly, collecting gear and reading about the area has left me hugely excited about our trip. I can hardly wait for September.


Lastly, Kayla B.
On the topic of pants. All of those items you listed in my opinion serve such unique purposes that none could be entirely crossed out. However, some could be slimmed down. If for instance, your heavy weight or even mid weight long underwear pants were fleece then you may not need the fleece pants. When comfort is not entirely compromised items that can serve double duty is admittedly nice. All reasoning aside, I talked with a very helpful past WTBD student. In response to my objection about bringing cotton on the trip she said her jeans were the most worn item of clothing and cotton socks felt nice at night. My conclusion from our conversation was that the packing list is really accurately tuned to our needs. Even cotton, so famously denied access to most back packing trips had a carefully thought out purpose. I myself am making very few alterations. She also said fleece pants, zip offs, and rain pants were really great to have. Take from this what you can.

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Hello future friends, I am 18 years old and have lived just outside of Ithaca, NY my entire life. I am passionate about: being physically active in all forms, art in many forms, learning throughout and doing all three outside. I would classify myself among other things as an adventure enthusiast. On an invented scale […]

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08/3/11

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Maddie Pass,Andes & Amazon "A" Semester, Fall 2011

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Hey everyone! My name is Maddie Pass and I’m from Chicago. I have been counting down the days until September 6th for like a month now and can hardly wait! Can’t wait to meet everyone!

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07/16/11

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Maddie Pass

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    [post_content] => Hello Friends and Parents!

Our Yak Yak bulletin boards provide a wonderful place for students to post reflections, insights, and observations, and share their journey with those who are vicariously participating from home. The boards also serve as a great “e-memoir” for students to return to post-course to observe their growth, revisit ideas, and renew their inspiration. Of course, Yak Yak is equally valuable to potential Dragons students and families, who can dig in and gain honest insight into past field experiences.

For these reasons, we prefer to reserve our bulletin boards for postings that are of interest to the entire viewing audience. As most groups will have regular access to web-based email services, we request that personal notes to individual students be sent to students’ personal email accounts. If you would like to share a message with the entire group, post an article that is relevant to the country your student is traveling in, or submit your own composed reflection that is relevant to the country and/or applicable to the viewing interest of all general observers of Yak Yak, we invite you to post!

If there is anything that you would like to communicate to Dragons’ administrative staff, please email your question/comment directly to info@wheretherebedragons.com and we’ll respond as quickly as possible. In addition, you are always welcome to phone our office:800-982-9203.

Thank you again for your active interest in the upcoming adventures!

Sincerely,

Dragons’ Administrative Staff
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07/7/11

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Dragons' Administration