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Student Programming

Since 1993, Dragons has pioneered expertly led, comprehensive travel experiences for high school and college students.

On course, we learn by doing.

We travel like locals, live with families, apprentice with artists, and learn from scholars, sages and community-leaders. We access phenomenal beauty, engage deeply with local communities, and ignite our students’ curiosity.

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What Makes Us Different?


Authentic Immersion

Our goal is to connect participants to a direct experience of a different place through hands-on and meaningful engagement. We embrace a leadership model of lead-from-behind, such that participants follow their own questions and curiosity.


Dynamic Itinerary Design

Dragons itineraries are flexible to create space for unscripted, serendipitous, and candid moments of surprise and discovery. Backpacks, not roller bags, are on the packing list because it’s a novel combination of gravel roads, local transportation, and dirt paths that make each program an original adventure.


Ethical Travel

Responsible travel is environmentally conscientious, culturally self-aware, and focused on developing mutually meaningful connections with local communities. We approach each program component and host community with respect and the humility to listen first.


Small Groups & Professional Instructors

A typical Dragons group consists of 12 students and 3 instructors. The intimate group dynamic fosters deep dialogue and an inclusive group spirit. Our instructor teams have expertise in group facilitation, local language fluency, deep regional experience, and intimate connections with our host communities.



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Meet A FEW of Our instructors

They are educators; they are community builders; they are activists; they are experts in the places they take students. Dragons Instructors have spent an average of 4+ years living abroad and their life-experiences help to bridge the distance between students and local communities. We feel honored to work with these incredible global educators. We hope you’ll take a moment to get to know them.