For decades we’ve offered an alternative to mainstream travel and tourism. Discover the rare opportunity to slow down, witness the day-to-day life of the communities we visit, and get a sense of what it is like to live somewhere else…if only for a few days or weeks. Immerse yourself in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the United States.
Experience another culture through hands-on activities such as homestays, trekking, apprenticeships, and language learning. Ages 13-22.
Dive into an academic curriculum that goes beyond the classroom and engages with community, language acquisition, and current regional topics. Ages 17+.
Reawaken your sense of curiosity and access the world in a new way. Join a program or create your own custom trip. Ages 23+.
Grow professionally and gain confidence teaching global and experiential education. Join a domestic seminar or international trip. For Teachers & Administrators.
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Dragons has partnered with 50+ esteemed schools and universities across the country to run transformative student programming abroad. Learn about Partnerships.
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Travel in response to COVID-19 is evolving rapidly. Not only does this impact our approach to programming, it also deeply affects our global community partners who have made Dragons programs possible over the past 28 years. Visit COVID-19 Updates to read FAQs specific to Dragons programming and to learn what we are doing to support our in-country partners.Covid-19 Updates
Julianne Chandler, Latin America Program Director, shares her experience living in Bolivia as Covid-19 collided with the fallout of a major political crisis. <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/a-coup-or-not-a-coup-bolivia-elections" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>10.23.20
I want to tell you about my extraordinary friend Sushil Babu Chettri from Nepal. He’s an inspiration for a whole number of reasons, not least for his remarkable life story. <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/local-heroes-series-sushil-babu-chettri-nepal" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>10.06.20
Mbouillé Diallo currently works in diplomatic security. He is an educator and taught young Senegalese and American students, specializing in language and culture. He is a seasoned Dragons instructor, he led Dragon's inaugural West Africa summer program in 2005 and has been invited numerous times as a speaker and trainer for Dragons staff... <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/senegal-community-grant-update-an-interview-with-mbouille-diallo" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>09.08.20