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FOR SCHOOLS AND UNIVERSITIES SEEKING TO DEEPEN GLOBAL PROGRAMMING

WHAT WE DO

At Dragons, we believe that intentionally crafted global experiential education can inspire social change, foster connection, and lead to a better humanity. We also know the many challenges involved in building authentic, safe, and ethical programming. Dragons Partnerships helps schools and universities clarify their vision, navigate varying stakeholder expectations, and execute successful international programs.

WHY PARTNER WITH DRAGONS?

A partnership with Dragons builds capacity, not dependency. We invest in your long-term success by facilitating a process of professional growth and institutional culture change. Together, we customize a package of consulting, training, and student programming, that improves risk management, program quality, faculty leadership skills, and community engagement practices.

Our Approach

HOW A PARTNERSHIP WORKS

Every school and university has different needs. Together, chart a pathway to success and define the scope and sequence of a customized partnership to meet your needs.


Phase I: Align Vision & Goals

We dig in to what’s most important for you, your school, and your vision for successful global programming.

Phase II: Determine Scope & Sequence

We customize a combination of partnership services—consulting, training, and student programming—that supports the evolution of your global programs over time.

Phase III: Implementation

We execute the plan, offering space for ongoing reflection, feedback, and adjustments to ensure a successful outcome.

The Partnership Process

WHAT’S IN A PARTNERSHIP?

Successful international student programming is complicated. Partnerships provide immediate access to nearly thirty years experience through dynamic and effective professional development, refined risk management systems, and engagement in authentic global programming. Through Partnerships, we provide the keys and the vehicle for excellent global programming—hundreds of field instructors, a robust and experienced administrative team, and a tight network of relationships and resources in the countries we operate.

PARTNERSHIP SERVICES

Dynamic programming for students, consulting for administrators, and professional development for faculty that fosters an integrated and aligned approach to global education.

What We Offer

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

A team of veteran administrators that provide ongoing consulting, coaching, and collaboration in all aspects of program design and execution, student management, regional expertise, and risk management.

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ACCESS & ENGAGEMENT

Careful mentorship by professional and highly trained instructors. Access to precious relationships with inspiring individuals and welcoming communities around the world.

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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.

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