Application Process (College Study Abroad)

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Follow the steps outlined below to apply for a College Study Abroad program.

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Step 1 – Apply

  1. Fill out an Online Application for a college program.
  2. Fill out the Credit Option Form
  3. Meet with your advisor and ask them to fill out the Advisor Approval Form.
  4. Follow up with a professor to complete the Recommendation Form. Note: If you list a recommender in the Online Application, this form is automatically emailed to the address you provide. 
  5. Submit a copy of your transcript to [email protected].

Step 2 – Interview

Interviews are conducted over the phone with a Dragons Staff Member. Dragons will reach out to you about scheduling this interview after you submit the Online Application. Plan for 30min – 1 hour. This is an important step in the admissions process. The four main goals of the student interview are:

  • To discuss goals and aspirations for your program.
  • To walk through the program itinerary and academics, allowing you to ask questions about program components.
  • To assess whether the student is a good fit for Dragons.
  • The interview is an opportunity for you to learn what to expect on a Dragons program, and for us to understand how to best support you.

Step 3 – Status Update

Once we receive all application materials, a completed recommendation, and conduct an interview – your application will be reviewed and you will be notified via email of our acceptance decision.

Step 4 – Submit a Deposit & Confirm Participation

Submit an $850 deposit and a Confirmation Form to hold your place on the program. This deposit is a portion of overall tuition and fees, not an additional cost. This deposit can be submitted online or by check, to:

Where There Be Dragons
741 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302 – USA

DEPOSIT REFUND POLICY: There is a $200 non-refundable application processing fee. The deposit may be submitted in advance of acceptance in order to hold a space in a program, but no longer than two weeks after an acceptance decision is communicated. If a participant goes through the application process and is not accepted, we will refund $650 dollars of the deposit.


Because our programs are small, we advise applying in advance of the deadlines. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, with the following application deadlines:

  • Spring terms: October 15
  • Fall terms: April 15
  • Summer terms: March 15 [Extended to April 15 from summer 2020]

If a deadline has passed, you can email [email protected] to inquire about the possibility of a late application. Unless a program is marked as ‘closed’ on the website we can still consider applications.


Wait-listed applications must include an $850 deposit to reserve their place on the wait-list. The deposit is fully refunded if space does not become available, or if the applicant chooses to withdraw his or her application before a space becomes available.

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