Dragons programs are the finest, best-staffed, and best-executed overseas educational experiences available. Each of our courses is, from start to finish, a unique travel adventure that is meditated and managed with exceptional care. With an average group size of ten to twelve participants, we keep our groups small, and with an average of three instructors per group, we maintain a student-to-instructor ratio of 4 to 1. We work with our course instructors to create itineraries and elements that they alone can support. We work closely with each student to identify his or her goals, and we integrate student needs and interests into each itinerary. Finally, we consider the on-the-ground realities of each country in the months preceding the adventure, adjusting itineraries to take advantage of emerging opportunities, while also staying nimble to properly address safety issues.
Our 4 and 6-week summer programs and 3-month semester programs are not tours or conventional trips; rather, they are expertly-lead, low-impact learning adventures that draw the most from on-site learning opportunities. Our custom programs, for schools, families and groups of adults, are meticulously built with tailor-made elements that are an ideal fit to the group’s needs.
Over eighteen years, Dragons has worked with highly regarded academics, leading figures in experiential education, and professional risk managers to design an innovative and well-tested core curriculum. We are highly regarded for both our course design as well as the level of care that goes into course implementation. With regional Program Directors, the establishment of on-site “program houses,” dedicated and experienced field staff, and a core of program components that support a comprehensive study abroad experience, Dragons offers the most uniquely-created and best-supported learning adventures in the developing world.