Where There Be Dragons

3200 Carbon Place Unit 102 Boulder, Colorado 80301 United States

About Where There Be Dragons

Year Founded: 1993

Dragons combines rugged travel, volunteering, language study, trekking, homestays, internships and the study of culture and philosophy to provide participants with an AUTHENTIC experience of the developing world through summer and semester programs. Embrace your courage and adventure in global citizenship with Where There Be Dragons. Where do you want to go?

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Dragons North India Summer Abroad Program: Roof of the World

India : Delhi, Dharamsala and 4 other cities , Ladakh, Leh, New Delhi, Rural Areas Show less

Our journey to the roof of the world begins in Ladakh, North India. Known as “Little Tibet,” Ladakh is an area of striking physical similarity to Tibet’s westerly Ngari...

Dragons Himalayan Semester Abroad - A Gap Year Program

Nepal : Chitwan, Kathmandu and 2 other cities , Kopan, Rural Areas Show less

The Himalayas... Since time immemorial, these colossal peaks with their vast web of rugged, isolated valleys and distinct ethnic groups have drawn only the most intrepid

Dragons Middle East Semester Abroad: A Gap Year Program

Jordan : Amman, Aqaba and 2 other cities , Madaba, Petra Show less

The Fertile Crescent: A historically rich tapestry of vibrant cultures and dramatic landscapes situated within the modern context of profound political, cultural and spiritual...

Dragons Central America Semester Abroad: A Gap Year Program

Guatemala : Guatemala City, Quetzaltenango and 1 other city , Rural Areas Show less

Central America - a narrow strip of steaming jungles and fiery volcanoes, unites two massive continents and splits the world's largest oceans. Rising out of the sea at a

Dragons Jordan Summer Abroad Program: Traditions & Modernity

Jordan : Amman, Aqaba and 2 other cities , Madaba, Petra Show less

A Bedouin in traditional red shamagh sends text messages from his iPhone. When traveling in the deserts, villages and cities of the Levant, students are struck by the contrast...

Dragons Senegal Summer Abroad Program: Warm Embrace

Senegal : Dakar, Rural Areas and 1 other city , Thies Show less

In Senegal, traditional rhythms, dance, art and Terranga (the culture of giving) intersect with striking development issues; this is a program that celebrates the beauty

Dragons Rwanda Summer Abroad Program: Transformation

Rwanda : Kigali, Rural Areas

Marked by a tragic past, this land of innate beauty is one of stark ironies. On our journey through “The Land of a Thousand Hills”, we discover that despite the genocide...

Dragons Morocco Summer Abroad Program: Mountains and Faith

Morocco : Marrakech, Rabat and 1 other city , Rural Areas Show less

Wandering through ancient Moroccan markets that lie within historic walls of city medinas, you are sure to think that you’ve entered another time. Carefully balanced mounds...

Dragons Peru Summer Abroad Program: 6-Week Sacred Mountains

Peru : Cusco, Huaraz and 2 other cities , Lima, Rural Areas Show less

Peru is a land of breathtaking beauty and radical contrasts. Imagine yourself seated amidst a herd of llamas atop the snowcapped peaks of the Andes looking down at as parrots...

Dragons Peru Summer Abroad Program: 4-Week Sacred Mountains

Peru : Cusco, Huaraz and 2 other cities , Lima, Rural Areas Show less

Peru is a land of breathtaking beauty and radical contrasts. Imagine yourself seated amidst a herd of llamas atop the snowcapped peaks of the Andes looking down at as parrots...

Dragons Nicaragua Summer Abroad Program: Cultivating Change

Nicaragua : Esteli, Rural Areas

Central America, a narrow strip of steaming jungles and fiery volcanoes, is the earth’s most recent major land formation, and a melting pot of cultural and biological diversity....

Dragons Guatemala Summer Abroad Program: 4-Week Program

Guatemala : Antigua, Quetzaltenango and 1 other city , Rural Areas Show less

Guatemala is the “land of eternal spring” where surreal landscapes dominated by towering active volcanoes cradle the rich cultural heritage of the resiliently colorful...

Dragons Guatemala Summer Abroad Program: 6-Week Program

Guatemala : Antigua, Coban and 3 other cities , El Peten, Guatemala City, Rural Areas Show less

Guatemala is the “land of eternal spring” where surreal landscapes dominated by towering active volcanoes cradle the rich cultural heritage of the resiliently colorful...

Dragons Bolivia Summer Abroad Program: 4-week Program

Bolivia : Cochabamba, La Paz and 1 other city , Rural Areas Show less

The Andes and Amazon region of Bolivia is defined by breathtaking contrasts and unimaginable cultural and natural beauty. Diving from the snowcapped peaks of the Andes,

Dragons Bolivia Summer Abroad Program: 6-Week Program

Bolivia : La Paz, Rural Areas

The Andes and Amazon region of Bolivia is defined by breathtaking contrasts and unimaginable cultural and natural beauty. Diving from the snowcapped peaks of the Andes,

Dragons Nepal Summer Abroad Program: Himalayan Traditions

Nepal : Kathmandu, Rural Areas

Home to over 100 castes and ethnic groups, Nepal’s stunning landscape is strewn with myriad Buddhist and Hindu temples waiting to be explored. While exploring the daily...

Dragons Thailand Summer Abroad Program: Spirit of Greng Jai

Thailand : Bangkok, Chiang Mai and 2 other cities , Mae Hong Son, Rural Areas Show less

From forested mountain tops to small rural villages nestled amid rice paddies to the buzzing metropolis of Bangkok, our Thailand program is a broad and unforgettable journey...

Dragons Laos Summer Abroad Program: Conservation and Service

Laos : Luang Namtha, Luang Prabang and 1 other city , Rural Areas Show less

With biologically diverse jungles, rich river basins, and thickly forested mountains, Laos has one of the most pristine natural environments in all of Asia. As a vital part...

Dragons Indonesia Summer Abroad Program: Community & Culture

Indonesia : Bali, Makassar and 1 other city , Rural Areas Show less

A collection of 17,000 islands, boasting pristine rainforest, brilliant coral reefs, hillsides of verdant green rice paddies and dramatic volcanic mountains, Indonesia is...

Dragons Cambodia Summer Abroad Program: Development & Peace

Cambodia : Battambang, Phnom Penh and 3 other cities , Pursat, Rural Areas, Siem Reap Show less

Known throughout the world for the incomparable ruins of Angkor Wat, Cambodia is a country that evokes images of overgrown jungle temples, elaborate stone carvings, robed...

Dragons Burma Summer Program: Service and Development

Myanmar : Bago (Pegu), Mandalay and 1 other city , Yangon Show less

Magnetic. Inspiring. Devout. Burma is a nation of warmth, beauty, and complexity. Through service-learning and multifarious windows into the world of development, we uncover...

Dragons China Summer Abroad Program: The Silk Road

China : Beijing, Dunhuang and 1 other city , Rural Areas Show less

Worlds away from Beijing, the far-western province of Xinjiang is a land where vast desert basins meet 20,000-foot peaks; where Central Asian cultures blend and exist in

Dragons China Summer Abroad Program: 6-wk Language Intensive

China : Kunming, Rural Areas

Our Intensive Mandarin programs are based in China’s southwestern Yunnan Province, a region renowned for its natural beauty and ethnic diversity. Dragons’ Mandarin intensive...

Dragons China Summer Abroad Program: 4-wk Language Intensive

China : Kunming, Rural Areas

Our Intensive Mandarin programs are based in China’s southwestern Yunnan Province, a region renowned for its natural beauty and ethnic diversity. Dragons’ Mandarin intensive...

Dragons China Summer Abroad Program: An Internship Program

China : Kunming, Rural Areas

American journalist Charles Kuralt once said: “If you really want to learn about a country, work there.” Where There Be Dragons’ China Internship program gives students...

Dragons China Summer Abroad Program: A Comprehensive Survey

China : Beijing, Chengdu and 2 other cities , Kunming, Yangzhou Show less

Traveling the length of the country, from China's arid north to the lush terraced fields of the south, we explore rural and urban realities while delving into the cultures...

Dragons South America Semester Abroad - A Gap Year Program

Bolivia : Cochabamba, La Paz and 2 other cities , Rural Areas, Sucre Show less

Our South America gap year program explores cultural, political and ecological diversity in Bolivia and Peru. The Central Andes of Peru and Bolivia are a region full

Dragons Indonesia Semester Abroad - A Gap Year Program

Indonesia : Bali, Denpasar and 4 other cities , Makassar, Padang, Rural Areas, Ubud Show less

In Bali, Sulawesi and the Moluccas, examining social, spiritual and cultural relationships with the natural environment. Spanning from Malaysia to Australia, and comprised...

Dragons Life Along the Mekong Semester Abroad: A Gap Year

Cambodia : Battambang, Phnom Penh and 2 other cities , Rural Areas, Siem Reap Show less

Exploring the socio-cultural and environmental impacts of development along the greatest river in Southeast Asia. From high on the northeast corner of the Tibetan Plateau...

Dragons China Semester Abroad in China - A Gap Year Program

China : Kunming, Rural Areas

China - few countries evoke the same curiosity, myriad images, and intense fascination. With 5,000 years of history and an expansive tapestry of cultures, this country generously...

Dragons India Semester Abroad - A Gap Year Program

India : Agra, Delhi and 2 other cities , Rishikesh, Varanasi Show less

Based in Varanasi, the City of Light, our India semester program immerses students in an intensely thriving community located just above the banks of the Ganges River. Part...

Dragons West Africa Semester Abroad - A Gap Year Program

-Multi-Country Locations : Guinea, Senegal

A voyage to the African continent is often marked by an inexplicable calling: a longing to return to a simple way of being, where daily life deeply reflects a profound connection...

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