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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.

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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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.

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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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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>

  • 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>

  • 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>

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