Gap Year Programs

Suggested ages 17-22

Travel with Dragons for your gap year abroad. Learn a language, immerse yourself in local culture, and discover yourself. Semesters in India, China, Southeast Asia, Africa, Latin America, and more!

Asia  6 programs


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“I never felt unsafe whatsoever, and I especially felt that the way I was slowly given more freedom was executed perfectly.”

Kiaora MotsonMyanmar Semester: Buddhist Traditions and Transformation

Myanmar Semester

Buddhist Traditions & Transformation

Description

Witness democracy in action: meet with international development experts and volunteer at the largest monastic school in Myanmar to gain insight on this country in transition.

Spring Dates

Feb 7 - May 1, 2018

Fall Dates

Sep 15 - Dec 6, 2018

Land Cost

$12,860

Spring

closed

Fall

open

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“If you come into this program with integrity, intention, and a desire to be immersed in the culture you are visiting, Dragons is right for you. You will be pushed and not everything will fit, but when you come to the end of your course you’ll find that you have changed. You will find a new person, a person that can adapt to any situation, talk to any person, and find the beauty in anything.”

Sean StonerMekong Semester: The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

Mekong Semester

The Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Southeast Asia

Description

Examine issues of transboundary resource management and international cooperation while traveling the length of the mighty Mekong River.

Spring Dates

Feb 7 - May 1, 2018

Fall Dates

Sep 15 - Dec 6, 2018

Land Cost

$14,525

Spring

one space

Fall

open

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“This trip was the most incredible experience of my life and something I will never forget. Because of Dragons, I was able to visit communities that not many have the same opportunity to go to and live with the most fascinating people.”

Beatriz SchaverIndonesia Semester: Community, Culture & Conservation

Indonesia Semester

Community, Culture & Conservation

Description

Experience the majesty of the most diverse archipelago on Earth: live with a remote jungle tribe, harvest seaweed with sea gypsies and discuss conservation initiatives with local experts.

Spring Dates

Feb 7 - May 1, 2018

Fall Dates

Sep 15 - Dec 6, 2018

Land Cost

$14,610

Spring

one space

Fall

open

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“Excellent growth opportunity with cultural immersion, reflection, group discussion & bonding and stepping out of comfort zone.”

Parents of Lauren ChinNepal Semester: Himalayan Studies

Nepal Semester

Himalayan Studies

Description

Experience the mysticism of the Himalayas: trek above 16,000ft, study traditional arts with a local master, and sit for a 10-day Buddhist meditation retreat.

Spring Dates

Feb 7 - May 1, 2018

Fall Dates

Sep 15 - Dec 6, 2018

Land Cost

$14,900

Spring

one space

Fall

open