Terms & Conditions for Educator Programs
Please find the general terms and conditions for Dragons’ Educator programming below.
RESERVATIONS AND FINANCES
There is a $100 non-refundable application processing fee. Following the submission of the application, applicants have 21 days to submit required documentation and engage in a phone interview. The entire deposit is non-refundable after twenty-one days. This deposit will hold your place until 90 days prior to program departure, at which time you will be required to submit the remainder of payment.
Once an applicant has been accepted, they will receive additional pre-course information, including health forms, equipment lists, air travel instructions and further information about the program.
Our intention is to create a course that addresses the goals and program elements as listed in each program description. Participants are advised to note that course itineraries will most likely change. When changes are made to incorporate participant goals and interests, adjust to the health of the group, or made necessary because of foul weather, problems with transportation, political unrest or any other unforeseen problem, we will work to structure the course so that it stays true to its original intent.
COURSE TUITION INCLUDES:
- All hotel accommodation
- All meals
- All surface transportation
- Museum, park, and temple entrance fees
- Journal packet and comprehensive reading materials
- Donations to charitable causes in the host country
- Instructor and extra guide fees
- On-site equipment rental (e.g. bike rental, snorkel rental etc.)
Not included are personal expenses such as the cost of obtaining passports, visa fees, laundry, medical fees, cost of evacuation, airport taxes, e-mail, health and travel insurance, extra baggage fees, phone calls, etc. The cost of international air fare is not included in the tuition price. Most Educator courses also include 2-3 meals that are paid for by participants.
Participants on Educator programs are responsible for booking their own travel to and from the start and end points of our Educator courses. Dragons will provide contact information for a reputable agent if requested, and will also provide assistance booking pre-course in-country lodging, if requested.
Cancellations received prior to 90 days before course-start will receive an 70% refund. Cancellations between 30 and 90 days receive a 50% refund. Cancellations received 30 days or less prior to departure will not receive a refund.
MEDICAL AND EVACUATION EXPENSES
It is the responsibility of the participant to understand the limits of any medical and evacuation policy, and to provide up-front payment of emergency services when required. Dragons provides the option to enroll in a group evacuation policy through International SOS, at an additional fee; details will be provided along with the final invoice.
DRAGONS RULES AND REGULATIONS
If a participant acts in a way that is injurious to himself or herself, people of the host country, other participants on the trip, or generally conducts himself or herself in a way that is disruptive to the program, we reserve the right to terminate our relationship with the participant without refund. Irresponsible use of alcohol and the use of illegal drugs are cause for dismissal. Participants who leave the program for any reason, including sickness, personal emergencies or injury, will be responsible for all medical costs, and will absorb travel and related costs associated with an unscheduled departure.
Dragons reserves the right to cancel any trip if there are insufficient registrations and the trip is not economically feasible. A full refund will be granted for canceled trips that arise out of insufficient registration, though Dragons is not responsible for other costs incurred by clients preparing for the trip. For trips that are canceled due to any other event that is beyond our control, Dragons will refund all tuition less the original deposit of $300.
Applicant must be in possession of a valid passport for international travel, complete with usable visa pages. The date of expiry must be beyond 6 months from the date of course departure. Detailed instructions for acquiring appropriate visas will be sent to the applicant upon payment of full program tuition.
HEALTH REQUIREMENTS AND SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
All Dragons programs are designed to engage with remote communities and access regions of exceptional natural splendor; they therefore all require participants to be in good physical health. If you have any questions regarding the physical demands of a program, please call. All participants will be responsible for submitting to us a completed health form that completely and accurately represents the current mental and physical well-being of the participant. Dragons guides have the right to disqualify any member from the group if considered medically necessary, and will do so if a participant falsely represents him/herself on the participant’s health form or any other required paperwork. In the event of a medical emergency, Dragons will attempt to procure medical treatment; however, we assume no liability regarding provision of medical care. Participants are urged to check their insurance coverage for its adequacy when outside of their own country, or to purchase travel health insurance. A pro-rated evacuation policy will be offered through Dragons to all participants.
LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
Participants will be required to read and sign an “Acknowledgment and Assumption of Risk and Release and Indemnity Agreement” prior to participating in our program.