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EXPLORE YOUR GLOBAL COMMUNITY. VENTURE TO THE MAP’S EDGE AND DISCOVER A PROFOUNDLY DIFFERENT WAY OF LIFE.

Dragons offers summer travel, Gap Year, and college study abroad programs in 19 countries, each one custom-crafted by instructor teams who bring their unique vision and expertise to the course design.


Summer Travel Abroad Programs, Ages 15-20

Summer programs for teens and young adults, authentic immersion experiences in developing Asia, Africa, and Latin America. VIEW PROGRAMS.


Gap Year Programs, Ages 17-22

Gap Year programs that bridge the best in experiential learning with deep cultural immersion, wilderness exploration and meaningful social engagement. VIEW PROGRAMS.


College Study Abroad Programs, Ages 18+

Combining small-group, intimate cultural engagement and experiential learning with an outstanding academic curriculum. VIEW PROGRAMS.


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Looking for programs for Educators, Adults, and Schools?

In 25 years of student program management, Dragons has earned expertise in crafting transformational learning adventures. Whether you are a teacher hoping to engage in critical global issues, an adult seeking an authentic adventure with your treasured time off, or a university wanting the skills to run your own custom programs, you’ve come to the right place.

For Educators

Programs for Teachers and Administrators

Immersive professional development courses for classroom teachers, experiential education guides, and educators in the field of global studies.

Educator Programs

For Adult Travelers

Programs for Adventurers Aged 25+

Culturally immersive and expertly guided small group & custom designed travel for adults throughout Asia, Africa & Latin America.

Adult Programs

Partnerships

Programs for Schools and Organizations

Consulting, training, and collaborative travel program development for secondary schools, universities, companies, and organizations.

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Why Dragons…

MAPMAKERS ONCE DREW DRAGONS TO REPRESENT LANDS UNKNOWN. BOLD EXPLORERS WHO VENTURED BEYOND THE MAP’S EDGE WERE SAID TO GO “Where There Be Dragons.”

 

WHO WE ARE

We are a global community representing 6 continents, over 30 countries, and countless languages, villages, NGOs, religions, and host families. Our instructors are graduate students, returned Peace Corps Volunteers, U.N. development professionals, veteran wilderness guides, and career teachers. Together, we are united by a mission of nurturing empathy and understanding across borders through authentic cultural exchange.

OUR REPUTATION

25+ years of experience guiding groups and managing risk in the context of international education has made Dragons the leader in cross-cultural and experiential education. In addition to a history of partnerships with over 50 esteemed schools and universities, our staff facilitate international and domestic training programs for educators worldwide.

OUR PARTICIPANTS

People who are willing to adventure into the unknown for the sake of discovery. People who want to lean into challenge and be inspired by expert mentorship along the way. People who seek more meaningful, ethical, and authentic travels. If this is you, we’re excited to work with you.

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Whether you are new to Dragons or Alumni, we offer many ways to connect and stay engaged…

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  • Featured Instagram Photos & Videos from the Princeton Bridge Year Bolivia Group

    If you did not already see it, we highly recommend you head over to Dragons Instagram feed to check out the truly impressive visual artistry of the Bridge Year Bolivia group... <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/featured-instagram-photos-videos-from-the-princeton-bridge-year-bolivia-group" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

    02.13.19
  • Announcing Photo Contest Winners from our 2018 Fall Gap Year Programs!

    Selected by peers, family, friends and strangers from the Where There Be Dragons community, we're proud to announce the winners!  <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/announcing-fall-2018-photo-contest-winners" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

    02.05.19
  • GoOverseas.com Community Selects Dragons as Top Gap Year Providers of 2018

    Winners were named by the community of travelers at GoOverseas where Dragons has 108+ participant reviews, 21 interviews, and a 98% average review grade. GoOverseas says: "We're thrilled to recognize Where There Be Dragons as one of the best travel organizations in 2018 through this merit-based award."  <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/gooverseas-community-selects-dragons-as-top-gap-year-providers-of-2018" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

    01.22.19
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