Access the extraordinary

Adult Programs

Dragons adult journeys access extraordinary beauty while engaging authentically in the lives, cultures and traditions of communities along the Map’s Edge

Better than a solo journey. an experience more than a trip.

Discover the joys of authentic, immersive, sustainable and expertly guided adventures in the world’s most intriguing locales.  In the context of rich and contrasting cultural realities, adult participants have the opportunity to step away from the rhythms of daily routines to find deeper meaning within their own lives.  On an Adult Program, you can expect to learn from the same program components and travel philosophy that are hallmarks of our student programming.  

Access the world in a way you never have before!

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2019 Adult Programs

If you’re ready for a different kind of adventure, you’ve come to the right place.


Dragons Adult programs draw on the richest experiences of place while attending to individual participant goals, responding appropriately to risk issues, and facilitating a highly educational, often transformative adventure.

Risk Management

Feel safe and cared for while enjoying deep immersion

We have an excellent safety record and we take pride in the attention we give to participants’ health and safety.

Risk Management

Access & Engagement

Authentically engage with culture and place

Experience dramatically different realities and build genuine relationships to people and place.

Access & Engagement

Community Sustainability

Travel in a way that strengthens communities

In all phases of program design, we adhere to the highest standards of ethical community engagement.

Community Sustainability

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  • Christy Sommers & Her Featured Goats in Sweaters!

    This week, we are celebrating the recognition of Christy Sommers (Dragons South Asia Program Director) and her feature by NPR this week in a piece titled, "Dear Internet: Goats In Sweaters Are Cuter Than Kittens In Mittens." We encourage you to read the article and see for yourself seven "impossibly cute" photos of goats wearing sweaters!  <a href="" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

  • Learning Service Book Giveaway on Instagram

    This week we are giving away 5 FREE Learning Service books written by star alum Dragons instructors Daniela Papi-Thornton and Claire Bennett on Instagram. Read on for details on how to enter the contest... <a href="" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

  • Don’t Save the Lemurs. The challenge in Madagascar is much greater.

    "As Westerners, we tend to push our own values and expectations onto the places where we travel, and because of this we tend to build a very narrow and unstable idea of what a country should be [...] Madagascar, like so many countries in the world, is infinitely more important and fantastic than we think." READ MORE... <a href="" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

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