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College Study Abroad

There are many ways to be a student.

At Dragons we guide university-aged students to far-reaching locations to expand the boundaries of the classroom. Our approach to College Study Abroad Programs is to provide high-quality academic experiences in unconventional places. In addition to rigorous academic exploration, we learn by doing, travel like locals, live with families, and get dirty for the sake of discovery.

Take an alternative path to study abroad through cultural immersion, regional and intercultural studies, independent study projects, language study, and a small-group experience with Dragons.

Explore our semester and summer program options in Bolivia, China, India, Nepal, and Peru.

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Why Dragons

Our Approach

Our study abroad programs are dynamic educational adventures. We bring academic studies to life in unpredictable ways, allowing us to better know ourselves and the world we live in.

Academic Exploration

Make the most of your study abroad

Earn academic credit while developing essential language competence, understanding of regional history and politics, experience with research methods & application, and intercultural communication skills.

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Experiential Learning

Push the boundaries of your classroom

At Dragons we believe in harnessing an experiential education approach to academics. This means exploring the limits of where we learn, embracing meaningful challenge, listening humbly to local knowledge, and leaving room for spontaneity.

Why Dragons

Dynamic Programming

Be ready to adventure, explore, and learn

Intentional program components such as rugged travel, homestays, trekking, and learning service are woven throughout the experience to ensure students are exposed to the stories and lessons of host communities.

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College Study Abroad Programs

There’s been a growing dialogue about the value of an education in the 21st century. Learners are increasingly asking for concrete sets of global competencies and leadership skills before they join the workforce, or before they take on myriad global challenges that can best be addressed from a place of experience and empathy.

It is hard to gain these skills and perspectives in traditional classroom alone. We are here to offer a different path.

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  • Free Webinars: Planning Your 2021 Summer or Semester Abroad

    Join us for a series of free webinars in the coming weeks with Dragons Director of Admissions, Eva Vanek, who will help answer your questions about summer, gap year, and college credit travel planning for 2021. Summer Travel Webinar Nov 25th at 5pm MST | Learn More/Register >> Dec 3rd at 5 pm MST | Learn More/Register >> Dec 9th at 5... <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/webinar-study-abroad-2021" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

    11.17.20
  • Understanding the Significance of Bolivia’s Recent Elections

    Julianne Chandler, Latin America Program Director, shares her experience living in Bolivia as Covid-19 collided with the fallout of a major political crisis. <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/bolivia-webinar" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

    10.23.20
  • Local Heroes Series: Sushil Babu Chettri, Nepal

    I want to tell you about my extraordinary friend Sushil Babu Chettri from Nepal. He’s an inspiration for a whole number of reasons, not least for his remarkable life story. <a href="http://www.wheretherebedragons.com/news/local-heroes-nepal" style="color:#61818F;text-decoration:none">Read more »</a>

    10.06.20
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