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From Nepal to Nicaragua; China to Cambodia; climate change to Islamic identity; learning service to development, our experiential 3 to 14-day courses engage educators from around the world in critical global issues while training new skills.

cross-cultural & experiential education

After 25 years of running rugged international travel programs for high school, gap, and college students, we have learned lessons, developed strategies, and honed our systems– and we want to share all that we’ve learned with you.

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Core Curriculum

Dragons Educator Courses are challenging and intimate experiences that push educators to discover a passion for experiential education, build new skills, explore travel ethics, and develop personal connections to issues of global significance. We train participants in cross-cultural facilitation skills and share strategies and resources for designing a comprehensive course curriculum.


Develop practical skills for leading cross-cultural experiential education programs

Training modules include risk management, program and curriculum design, cross-cultural facilitation, and considerations for global community engagement. Sharpen your edge as an educator, and learn new skills to bring back to your classroom.

Skill Building

ACCESS & engagement

Authentically engage with communities and place

Deeply connect with local communities through unique, sustainable travel experiences in small, intimate cohorts. Expand your comfort zones with colleagues and build genuine relationships to people and place.

Access & Engagement


Explore topics of critical global significance

Through home-stays, visits with local organizations, and conversations with farmers, teachers, and youth leaders, immerse yourselves in dynamic dialogue and rich perspectives led by experienced facilitators.

Global Issues

Community: Our greatest asset

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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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Updates from the Field
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    • 2019 Fall Gap
    • Nepal: Himalayan Studies - Group A
    • Student Programs
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  • Thursday, December 5, Jakarta
    • 2019 Fall Gap
    • Indonesia: Community, Culture, & Conservation
    • Student Programs
    • Yak of the Week
    • Transference
    • Homecoming
  • Many, many thanks
    • 2019 Fall Gap
    • Mekong: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia
    • Student Programs
    • Yak of the Week
    • Transference
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Community News
  • Featured Instagram Photos of Sweatered Goats

    Sweatered goats photos and calendars, compliments of Dragons South Asia Program Director, Christy Sommers. <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/featured-instagram-photos-of-sweatered-goats" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

  • Featured Student Ambassador Reflection

    “Move. Away from wooden rice sifters and thick soil walls. Away from those rice cakes that finished baking on your palette as they steamed and collapsed in your mouth. Away from those sunken paddies and rich landscapes- freckled with cobalt windows and flush with bougainvillea. Move..." <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/featured-student-ambassador-reflection-by-lula-zeid-madagascar-summer-19-alum" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

  • #GivingTuesday and How You Can Help Make Global Education not “just a privilege thing”

    Is global education a privilege thing? At both Dragons and its nonprofit scholarship organization, called the Dragons Fund, we are constantly asking ourselves this question. We work hard to provide students from ALL backgrounds with access to Dragons programs. And we need your help... <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/givingtuesday-and-how-you-can-help-make-global-education-not-just-a-privilege-thing" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

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