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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.

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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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  • Instagram Videos of the China & South America Semesters by Zack Siddall

    Not many of our instructors have, "Rwanda, China, and Latin America Instructor" written on their instructor biography, but Zach Siddall does! As if the scope of his world knowledge weren't enough, he's now impressing us all with his videographer skills. We invite you to explore the world of our China and South America semesters via the lens and... <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/instagram-videos-of-the-china-south-america-semesters-by-zack-siddall" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

  • Modeling the Values of Responsible Travel: A Conversation With Education Abroad Professionals

    Dragons admin attended a conference focused on the best practices in the field of education abroad and considered the question: "How do we model the values of responsible travel beyond the boundaries of a program?" <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/modeling-the-values-of-responsible-travel-a-conversation-with-education-abroad-professionals" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

  • The Dragons Journal: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

    We invite anyone from within Dragons community (alumni, staff, participants, community hosts, admin, etc.) to submit all forms of literary essays and sub-genres of creative nonfiction... <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/the-dragons-journal-call-for-submissions" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

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