Founded in 1993, Where There Be Dragons is recognized as the leader in cross-cultural education. Dragons specializes in guiding summer abroad programs for students aged 15-20 in 17 countries in the developing world.
Dragons offers 4-week and 6-week summer programs in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Dragons programs are authentic, rugged and profound journeys that expose students to the beautiful and complex realities of the countries in which they travel.
Each Dragons course features a core curriculum of 9 Program Components, such as home-stays, trekking, language study and service learning. Students will also engage with a robust development studies curriculum that examines the hard realities of a world with too many people and too few resources. Between an engaging global studies curriculum and an intentional exploration of place and self, Dragons students return home better prepared to be leaders in thought, leaders in action, and most of all, leaders at heart.
Who are the students that join Dragons?
In the days before the world had been fully charted, mapmakers would draw dragons to represent lands that were still unknown. Bold explorers who ventured beyond the map’s edge were said to go “where there be dragons.” There are still people who live for this type of adventure; who live in search of the meaning and mysticism that accompany adventures into the unknown. If you are one of them, come join us. We run programs for creative, bright and curious people like you.