These videos were created with images, words, and music recorded by Dragons students and instructors in collaboration with local communities from over 19 countries who shared their homes, temples, villages, families, music, and presence with us. If you want to know what it feels, looks, and sounds like to be on a Dragons program, turn the volume on and hit play.
A 3-minute video, narrated by Dragons Alumni, that weaves together imagery of the places and people that bring Dragons courses to life.
Videos by Program Component
Independent Study Projects
Dragons students are paired with local mentors to study a particular craft, cultural tradition, or particular question in greater depth.
Dragons students are travelers not tourists. On course, we respect cultural norms by staying in family-owned accommodations and taking local transportation.
Every Dragons student is matched 1:1 with a local family. Homestays allow students to build meaningful connections within the host community.
Dragons does not expect participants to come with language skills, nor to master them. Dragons does expect students to interact with locals and build a vocabulary.
Making a long-term investment in the community, Dragons participants may volunteer as a whole group, in smaller sub-groups, or individually.
Religious & Spiritual Traditions
Dragons participants are introduced to the commonly shared religious and philosophical thinking that has helped to shape diverse cultures.
From strolls to the strenuous, some dragons hike over 16,000ft passes in the Andes; others walk to waterfalls outside a homestay village.
Social & Environmental Justice
Each Dragons study abroad course explores a range of development issues, from health care, to resource management, to environmental studies.
How We Travel
GOING ‘WHERE THERE BE DRAGONS’
Our collaborative video project featuring the work of Dragons students, educators, and partner communities worldwide.
DRAGONS INSTRUCTORS: CREATING A GLOBAL CLASSROOM
We asked 25 Dragons instructors to share why they believe in global citizenship education.