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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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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.

SKILL BUILDING

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.

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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.

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GLOBAL ISSUES

Explore topics of critical global significance

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

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  • Ramadan Watercolors Project: Sharing Stories from the Uyghur Diaspora

    We caught up with Dragons instructors Luke Hein and Kawsar Muhtar to learn more about their art-based project to tell stories from Uyghur people around the world during Ramadan. Every day during the month of Ramadan for the past two years, Luke Hein makes a watercolor painting and posts it on his Instagram handle, vlfhein. The paintings are... <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/ramadan-watercolors-project-sharing-stories-from-the-uyghur-diaspora" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

    07.07.20
  • The Empty Nest and What Comes Next for Dragons

    Today is July 1st: Week one of our summer courses. In normal times, students would be getting to know their instructors and peers, tasting and smelling new cuisines, and beginning their Dragons experience. These are clearly not normal times, and this year we are feeling what many of you experienced when your child left home: the empty nest. Until... <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/the-empty-nest-and-what-comes-next-for-dragons" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

    07.06.20
  • INDONESIA (YOGYAKARTA)—DRAGONS COMMUNITY RELIEF FUND IN ACTION

    Lutfi and I had applied to the Dragons Community Relief Fund for a small project here in Yogya. Part of the grant was to donate 25 sets of PPE to the local public health office. Procuring the suits had been no small feat; they are not available for general purchase, so we had needed to locate the correct material and then take it to a tailor to... <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/indonesia-yogyakarta-community-grant-update" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

    06.27.20
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