Photos of the Week 3/6

In honor of Winterline’s first program in Africa, we’ve decided to focus this week’s blog exclusively on the incredible photos from Rwanda! Squad 3 has been having an incredible time exploring the town and bonding with the locals through their homestays. This week, the students used some of their free time to go on safari and see beautiful animals up close and personal. See for yourself!

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Safari selfie
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Squad 3 on safari
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Giraffe in Rwanda
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Safari ready
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Elephant close up
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Zebras, too | Photo By: Whitfield Smith
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Leon and James on safari
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Whit and James on safari
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A cow full of love | Photo By: Emma Macfayden
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Rwandan homestay | Photo By: Emma Macfayden
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Emma with her host family and FA Hillevi
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Walks in Rwanda
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Emma and FA Hillevi with host mother
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Ashley and Lauren with Rwandan hosts
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Lauren hanging out with the kids
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Bonding with the kids
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Lauren in Rwanda
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Carter in Rwanda | Photo By: Micah Zimmerman
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Strolling through town
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James and Micah preparing dinner
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Streets of Rwanda | Photo By: Leon Louw
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City views | Photo By: Leon Louw
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Learning from the locals | Photo By: Emmie Daswani
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Sherly, Alexandra, and Emmie in Rwanda
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Making friends | Photo By: Emmie Daswani
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FA James with Carter, Eli, and their desserts
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Group photo!
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A local dressmaker at the market | Photo By: Alexandra Johansson
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Dinner duty | Photo By: Alexandra Johansson
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Time for washing | Photo By: Alexandra Johansson
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Homestay in Rwanda | Photo By: Alexandra Johansson
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Alexandra with her weaving

If you’re interested in living this journey for yourself, apply now for our 2020-2021 gap year. Want the experience, but unable to dedicate a whole year for travel? Then join our Latin America semester this fall! It’s never too early to start thinking about your future.

Photos of the Week 2/28

Happy Friday! This week, Squad 1 is off the grid trekking the foothills of the Himalayas in Northern India. Before taking off on this adventure, the students got a course in disaster medicine from the Hanifl Centre. Last week, Squad 2 went through this course, so we’re excited to share photos from their experience. Check out the gorgeous mountain views and examples of life-saving techniques!

Meanwhile, we’re thrilled that, for the first time ever, our students are in Rwanda! Squad 3 is onto the Africa portion of their gap year; after Rwanda, they’re headed to South Africa. For now, the students are living in homestays and exploring the culture of Kigali through artisan skills like cooking and baking, dance, and farming. Stay tuned to keep up with their adventures!

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Zoe, Alyssa, and Lauren in Bangkok
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A biker in India | Photo By: Liam McIlwain
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Squad 3 boys playing soccer in Rwanda | Photo By: Alexandra Johansson
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Rwandan village | Photo By: Alexandra Johansson
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Views in Rwanda | Photo By: Alexandra Johansson
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Views in Rwanda | Photo By: Sherly Budiman
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Rwanda at dusk | Photo By: Sherly Budiman
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Sightseeing in Rwanda | Photo By: Alexandra Johansson
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Bikers in Rwanda | Photo By: Alexandra Johansson
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Street views in Rwanda | Photo By: Alexandra Johansson
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Pablo and Eli at the Taj Mahal | Photo By: Alexandra Johansson
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Jared, Justin, Liam and Veronica at the Old Delhi Food Walk | Photo By: Devin Duffy
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Howling monkey | Photo By: Lucas Massolo
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Liam at the Taj Mahal
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Lauren with her marble inlay project | Photo By: Devin Duffy
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Lauren with her decorated cake | Photo By: Alexandra Johansson
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Justin at the Taj Mahal | Photo By: Liam McIlwain
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Jason, Lauren, and Zoe | Photo By: Jessica Castellan
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Liam, Alyssa, Jessica, and Jason showing off their boots | Photo By: Jessica Castellan
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Views from the Indian Himalaya | Photo By: Jessica Castellan
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Himalayan views | Photo By: Alyssa Copham
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Alyssa in the Himalaya
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Himalayan views | Photo By: Alyssa Copham
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Squad 3 baking dessert | Photo By: Alexandra Johansson
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Disaster medicine training at the Hanifl Centre
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Disaster medicine training at the Hanifl Centre
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Disaster medicine training at the Hanifl Centre
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Disaster medicine training at the Hanifl Centre
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Desserts made by Squad 3 | Photo By: Alexandra Johansson
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Alexandra decorating a cake
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Leon, Eli, Alexandra and James ready to bake
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Bollywood dance class | Photo By: Devin Duffy
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Bollywood dance class | Photo By: Devin Duffy
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Bangkok at night | Photo By: Alexandra Johansson

If you’re interested in living this journey for yourself, apply now for our 2020-2021 gap year. Want the experience, but unable to dedicate a whole year for travel? Then join our Latin America semester this fall! It’s never too early to start thinking about your future.