Nick Gredin


M.A. in Religious Studies from Naropa University
B.A. in Sociology from University of Southern Maine

Nick started his global journey as a Dragons student on a semester course in Nepal. This experience had a profound impact on him, inspiring new passions in experiential education, travel, and Buddhism. He ultimately renewed his connection with Dragons as a course instructor.

After completing his undergraduate degree in sociology, Nick went on to study and work at Naropa University, a Buddhist-inspired institution that emphasizes experiential learning. He earned his master’s degree in religious studies, with focuses on Sanskrit language and the contemplative traditions of the Himalayan region. He then trained as a Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician and returned to Nepal during the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to work for one year with Helping Hands Health Education, an NGO that provides medical and educational aid in rural Sankhuwasabha District. Since then, he has also contributed to the work of various other organizations in Nepal, including Association Araucaria, Friends of Nature Sankhuwasabha, and Shumei International.

Lately, Nick has been leading experiential education courses with the JUMP! Foundation in other countries, including Cambodia, China, and Malaysia. In his free time, he loves long hikes, eating strange and wonderful new food, making cross-cultural connections, and studying new languages.