Study abroad and gap year travel programs offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in a new culture, language, and way of life. Through Where There Be Dragons gap year and study abroad programs, students gain a greater understanding of community, culture, art, nature, and politics of the local region.
Each program is dedicated to specific concepts, experiences, and education, so students can choose the ideal fit for their needs. However, all include the same elements of responsible travel and immersive experiences.
4 Places to Study Abroad Spring 2023
Amid the backdrop of the Himalayas, Nepal is a remarkable region known for its ancient spirituality and deep-rooted traditions. Students traveling and learning in Nepal will study language, meet with local scholars and activists, retreat to a Buddhist monastery, and more. Based in the Kathmandu Valley, this program also offers the opportunity to trek through the world’s most stunning mountain range backcountry and learn about the evolution and history of the Himalayas.
Venture along the Central Andes in South America to explore some of the most dramatic landscapes in the world. Students will learn about the blend of history and culture throughout remote areas of Peru and Bolivia, including Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley town of Urubamba, the twin cities of La Paz and El Alto, and beyond. Students engage in daily life amid the Amazon Rainforest and Andes mountains and the people who call this land home.
Guatemala is an ecologically diverse country just south of Mexico with rich Mesoamerican heritage. Gain a greater understanding of the Spanish language, understand political activism and issues impacting the region, and explore the ancestral lands of the Maya people. Throughout this program, students learn about indigenous cultures through immersive experiences like working on communal farms, rural homestays, and one-on-one language study.
Experience the beauty and majesty of Indonesia, the world’s most biodiverse region. Learn about the impacts of modernization and tourism, as well as the rich culture and history of this region. Spanning from Malaysia to Australia, the 7,000 equatorial islands all boast unique traits, culture, traditions, and environments. During this program, students will learn to spearfish with sea nomads, study Javanese arts, visit hidden hot springs in the jungle, and more.
Where There Be Dragons has a variety of gap year programs available for spring 2023 all throughout the world.