Enrollment Process

Does this sound like your type of adventure?

We are excited that you’re interested in joining us! Use these guidelines to apply for a Summer Travel Abroad, Gap Year, or Independent Spring Experience (ISE) program. It’s easy to get started, and we are here to help with any questions that come up along the way.


  • Step 1: Enroll

    Take a few minutes to fill out your online application. Don’t worry about your answers being perfect, we just want to get to know you and hear about your interests. Upon submission of your application, Dragons will directly email a Reference Request to the person identified in your application. Go to the Summer, Gap, & Independent Spring Experience (ISE) Application.

  • Step 2: Submit a Deposit

    Submit an $850 deposit to hold your spot via the Online Payment Page. For complete details on our Deposit Policy, please review the Terms & Conditions.

  • Step 3: interview

    Give us a call to schedule your 30-minute interview slot with one of our Admissions Associates. There is nothing you need to do to prepare for the interview. We just want to learn why you’re excited about Dragons and also ensure that the program is a good fit. For more information about what constitutes the “right fit” for a Dragons program, please see our Essential Eligibility Criteria (EEC).

Submit a Deposit

Next Steps

After your interview and upon receipt of all materials (Application, $850 Deposit, Reference Request), our admissions team will make a prompt decision on your acceptance and notify you via email. Once admitted to a program, we’ll support you with all of the pre-departure logistics and planning.

Application Deadline

Admissions decisions are made on a first come, first served basis. While there is no application deadline, we often receive more applications than we are able to accept and recommend applying well in advance to get the spot of your choice. Learn more about our education eligibility criteria.

In the Meantime

Flip through our virtual catalog. In our 2020/21 catalog, you will find a collection of curated programs for high school and college-aged travelers designed to deliver once-in-a-lifetime experiences in some of the world’s most fascinating locales. With Dragons, you’ll find yourself in places of unimaginable beauty. What might surprise you is the depth of engagement provided once you get there. Fill out this form to request one in the mail.

Summer, Gap, ISE Application