Our People


Over the past three decades, our work has created a global community representing 6 continents, over 30 countries, and countless languages, villages, NGOs, religions, host families, perspectives, and stories. As a group, we are united by a mission of nurturing empathy and understanding across borders through authentic cultural exchange.


The are experienced educators. They are community builders. They are mentors. We feel honored to work with this incredible community of global educators. We hope you’ll take a moment to get to know them.

High Retention Rate

On average, over 80% of our instructors return each year; over 60% have worked 3+ programs.


The majority of our instructors hold a masters degree or PhD.

Life Experience

Dragons Instructors average 30+ years of age and have a wide range of professional backgrounds.


51% male, 49% female; the majority were born outside of the U.S. and are multilingual.

Dragons Instructor Bios


Dragons instructor community is supported by an administrative team comprised of veteran guides, program directors, risk managers, and curriculum developers based in both in Colorado and abroad. The majority of Dragons admin team has instructed in the field for Dragons and thus experientially understand the myriad dynamics involved in creating profound cross-cultural learning experiences.

To learn more about the team of people that support Dragons international programming in the field, please peruse the admin team profiles.

Dragons Admin Team


Do you think you’re a good fit to our team? If so, we’d love to hear from you. To see our Administrative and Instructor openings, learn about our instructor qualifications, responsibilities, and benefits please visit our Employment Opportunities.

Equal Opportunity Statement: Where There Be Dragons is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran. Similarly, Dragons does not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. We celebrate diversity and believe that a diverse workforce strengthens our community and is vital to the work of cross-cultural education. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications and merit and we encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds.

Employment Opportunities

Global Speaker Series