Where There Be Dragons Program Opportunities

Cambodia

Cambodia: Peace & Development Studies

Known for the incomparable ruins of Angkor Wat, Cambodia is a country that evokes images of overgrown jungle temples, robed monks, and religious splendor. Today, Cambodians...

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Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive

At dawn a howler monkey cries from the branch of a giant ceiba tree. In the Cuchumatanes Mountains, a young woman rises to grind corn on a stone petate. Along Avenida Reforma,...

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Bolivia

South America Semester: Andes & Amazon

Cholitas in bowlers. Three coca leaves pressed together for Pachamama. Fresh snow on a ridge of the Cordillera Apolobamba. Gold miners bent over trays alongside the Madre...

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Nepal

Nepal Semester: Himalayan Studies

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 travelers...

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Cambodia

Mekong Semester: Life Along the River

From its sacred headwaters in the Tibetan Plateau, the Mekong River flows 4,800-km towards the South China Sea, cleaving a boundary between Myanmar, Laos and Thailand, and...

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Rwanda

Rwanda: Development & Peace-building

Journey into the heart of East Africa to a land of mists and infinite mountains: Rwanda. Known as “The Land of a Thousand Hills”, Rwanda is at the forefront of African...

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Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive

At dawn a howler monkey cries from the branch of a giant ceiba tree. In the Cuchumatanes Mountains, a young woman rises to grind corn on a stone petate. Along Avenida Reforma,...

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India

North India 4: Roof of the World

A challenging journey set against a backdrop of cerulean skies and fluttering prayer flags, our Roof of the World course is a trekking-intensive program designed for students...

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China

China: A Comprehensive Survey

When you visit China for the first time, it doesn’t take long to realize that everything is changing at warp speed. Old neighborhoods of wooden houses are demolished to...

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Guatemala

Central America Semester: Roots of Rebellion

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 confluence...

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Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains

Peru, ancient seat of the Inca – once the greatest civilization in South America, is a land of towering peaks and steamy jungles, of modern urban centers and hidden villages....

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China

China: The Silk Road

More than half of China’s land is populated by less than 5% of its population. Worlds away from Beijing, the far-western province of Xinjiang is a land where vast desert...

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Indonesia

Indonesia Semester: Community, Culture & Conservation

Spanning from Malaysia to Australia, with over 17,000 equatorial islands, Indonesia hosts the world’s highest level of biodiversity and one of the richest cultural tapestries...

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India

India Semester: Visions of India

Based in Varanasi, the City of Light, our India semester immerses students in an intensely thriving community built along the banks of the Ganges River. Among the most sacred...

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Jordan

Jordan: Crossroads of Traditions & Modernity

A Bedouin in traditional red shamagh sends text messages from his iPhone. A camel drinks water out of a recycled Nestlé bottle. Pedestrians queue outside of KFC, just after...

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Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobob Tree

You never know what might happen in Senegal. Enter a fortuneteller’s hut and ask a question about your future. Spin and dance with Sufi mystics. Discover fluent Spanish...

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Bolivia

Bolivia: Identity and Development

Known as a land of extremes, Bolivia is home to some of the most staggering cultural and ecological diversity on the planet. Host to 36 distinct ethnic and language groups,...

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Nepal

Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas

Since ancient times, travelers, monks, merchants, poets, artists, and warriors have passed through Kathmandu during their journeys across the great Himalayan range. Some

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Thailand

Thailand: The Spirit of Greng Jai

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...

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Indonesia

Indonesia: Community & Conservation

Comprised of over 17,000 islands and 700 living languages, Indonesia is home to the highest level of biodiversity of any nation. Whether you’re attending a buffalo sacrifice...

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Myanmar

Myanmar: Development Studies & Social Transformation

Magnetic. Inspiring. Devout. Burma is a nation of warmth, beauty, and complexity. Through service-learning and numerous engagements with development professionals, we

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China

China: Mandarin Language Intensive

Language in China has always been a dynamic and powerful force, and as we enter a contemporary reality of emerging powers and dominant cultural influence, the voice of this...

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China

China: Mandarin Language Intensive

Language in China has always been a dynamic and powerful force, and as we enter a contemporary reality of emerging powers and dominant cultural influence, the voice of this...

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China

China Semester: South of the Clouds

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

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Multiple Countries

West Africa Semester: The Many Stories of Africa

As you walk down the street in Senegal, people greet you with the word peace and strangers invite you into their homes for a cup of tea. You can feel Senegal’s famous hospitality,...

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Jordan

Middle East Semester: The Fertile Crescent

Stand on the shores of the Dead Sea and recount stories from the Old Testament as you gaze across the incredible expanse of Jordan’s Rift Valley. Hike up to the ancient...

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Nicaragua

Nicaragua: Community In Action

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....

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Laos

Laos: Conservation & Development

Laos People Democratic Republic (Laos PDR) is a land of staggering beauty, reverent Buddhism and languid mystique—a land where locals pride themselves on the motto: Laos...

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