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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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  • 3 Dragons Activities to Stoke Your Inspiration 

    We are sharing some of our resources to keep positive. Dragons programs focus on creating meaningful connections to self, place, and the planet. Though our mission generally happens abroad, the work we do can definitely translate to life at home.  <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/3-dragons-activities-to-stoke-your-inspiration" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

    03.31.20
  • DRAGONS FEATURED ON WHAT TO BE PODCAST

    Dragons Director of Student Programming, Aaron Slosberg, was interviewed on Santa Cruz-based podcast What To Be. <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/dragons-featured-on-what-to-be-podcast" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

    03.31.20
  • OVERHEARD ON THE YAK BOARD: A LETTER FROM KAT’S HOST MOM

    A homestay host in Indonesia reflects on her time with a Dragons student. "In a few days Kat will leave us and I thought, why does time have to go so fast? I had tears in my eyes… I was just getting closer to Kat, and she already had to leave soon. When there is a meeting, there is always a time to say goodbye. 'Sampai jumpa lagi, Kat' (until we... <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/overheard-on-the-yak-board-a-letter-from-kats-host-mom" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

    03.26.20
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