For Schools, universities, businesses and organizations that work in the sphere of ethical cultural engagement, we offer trainings, consulting services and the industry’s best collaborative programming.
Through 25 years of designing and executing transformative educational experiences in Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East, we have built and refined tools, systems, and processes for effective cross-cultural leadership. Our dynamic team of experienced international facilitators will deepen and enhance the work that you do in global education, development and business.
The services we provide work together to foster an overall shift in the culture of your organization towards more effective, profound and ethical engagement across cultures. Each partnership starts with a conversation to clarify your goals and vision as an organization. We then identify and develop the scope and sequence of our working relationship, which may include any of combination consulting, training and program development. No matter how large the scope of our collaboration, we consider each partnership an investment in the long-term success of your institution.
Each partnership is unique, offering a customized combination of resources and services to meet your needs. Through careful communication and relationship-building, we bring access to an enormous wealth of knowledge and expertise in experiential global education and institutional leadership.
We have worked with Dragons since 2006... The Dragons instructors and facilitators provide a complementary role by bringing experiential pedagogy to help students reflect and process their experiences, as well as solid training in risk management and a depth of experience on the ground. From what I’ve seen, Dragons instructors have a balanced skill-set and a knack for connecting with students, and working well in dynamic leadership teams.
Where There Be Dragons has worked with Carleton College since 2006 on program development and execution as well as faculty workshops and professional development for staff.
Dragons demonstrates, at every level, a profound commitment to creating the very best student experience abroad. The caliber of their on-site staff, their tireless attention to risk management, and their truly innovative approach to experiential learning make them a valued program partner.
Through a comprehensive vetting process, Dragons was selected as one of three partner organizations to work with Princeton University in customizing and launching an inaugural Bridge Year Program. By 2015, Dragons was chosen as Princeton’s exclusive partner of Bridge Year programming and currently manages five nine-month Bridge Year programs in India, China, Senegal, Bolivia and Brazil.
The expansive nature of their curriculum and the veteran experience of their instructors have helped us provide breakthrough learning for students that will stick with them for the rest of their lives. I’m committed to Dragons as a go-to partner for providing the highest quality and safest programming abroad.
Partnership Overview: In 2011, Dragons worked with Hawken School to develop a three-week program in Sikkim focused on comparative religion and outdoor leadership. Dragons also provides consulting to the administrative leadership team to develop a shared-mental model for global programming at Hawken. Alongside Hawken leadership, we host a semi-annual three-day faculty training retreat for teachers and administrators working with students abroad. Finally, Dragons works with Hawken on a 3-week student program to Myanmar focusing on migration and comparative religion, as well as a 3-week language immersion program to China.
Dragons’ reputation is well deserved. Their efforts have been vital to the success of our global travel programs, and through their expertise, professionalism, and good will they have helped us immeasurably to customize and execute travel experiences that integrate and advance our school’s vision and values. Dragons is a great partner — visionary, professional, generous, and in this work for the right reasons.
Partnership Overview: Dragons has worked with the Menlo School since 2014 to deepen and enhance their global programming by offering longer, more challenging and growth oriented programming for students. Dragons supports Menlo Abroad’s continuing evolution by providing regular consulting and support for risk management and outward messaging, on-campus tone-setting and pre-course preparation, annual teacher training workshops, site visits and scouting, as well as collaborative program development in Guatemala and China.
Whether you are new to Dragons or Alumni, we offer many ways to connect and stay engaged…
"Twenty-two years ago I walked into a small town in southwestern China near dusk and realized I was in trouble..." <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/when-things-go-wrong-an-essay-by-jody-segar-dragons-china-program-director" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>08.15.19
We’ve heard from many past Dragons students that the travels they pursued on their own left them feeling lost or even conflicted about the ethics and efficacy of their presence and projects. So we’re launching Dragons Independent Spring Experience (ISE), an independent Gap Year experience supported by Dragons ... <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/introducing_independent_spring_experiences_ise" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>08.01.19
Congratulations to the winners of Dragons Spring 2019 Semester Photo Contest... <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/announcing-dragons-spring-semesters-2019-photo-contest-winners" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>07.25.19