Where There Be Dragons Program Opportunities

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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Thailand

Thailand: The Spirit of Greng Jai (Summer Abroad)

Rainforests, emerald-green rice fields, rolling hills and remote valleys... There’s a subtlety to the landscape that immediately puts you at ease. The Thai philosophy of...

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Myanmar

Myanmar: Visions of Democracy (Summer Abroad)

Magnetic. Inspiring. Devout. Myanmar is a nation of warmth, beauty, and complexity. Heralded as some of the friendliest people in Southeast Asia, Myanmar’s people are eager...

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China

China: Mandarin Language Intensive (Summer Abroad)

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

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China

Study Abroad China: Mountains, Deserts, and Megacities

Engage in a semester abroad to explore this dynamic and ever-changing landscape. Dragons College Study Abroad semester in China does more than introduce the contemporary

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Myanmar

Myanmar Semester: Buddhist Traditions & Transformation

Magnetic. Inspiring, devout. Myanmar is a nation of warmth, beauty, and complexity. Men still wear traditional longyi and women use the bark of the thanaka plant as a natural...

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India

Eastern Himalayas: West Bengal to Sikkim (Summer Abroad)

Nestled Deep in the eastern end of the great Himalayan mountain range, west Bengal and Sikkim are Indian states that sit snugly between Nepal and Bhutan. The tension between...

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Morocco

Morocco: Crossroads of Mountains & Culture (Summer Abroad)

Carefully balanced mounds of spices - red, green, brown and deep ochre - flank narrow paths winding through a living labyrinth. Wandering through a Moroccan “souq” (market...

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India

India Semester: Himalayas to the Ganges River

The languid current rolls passed the burning ghats as it has for millennia. Women gather on its shores to wash clothing in the cool, misty dawn, as pilgrims congregate near...

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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, China offers Dragons semester students...

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Cambodia

Mekong Semester: Tibetan Plateau to the Heart of Asia

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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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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Bolivia

South America Semester: Andes & Amazon

The Central Andes is a region full of superlatives, existing at extremes. From sparkling glaciers to lush tropical forests, this Gap Year program takes you through a dizzying...

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China

China: Change and Tradition (Summer Abroad)

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 make...

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China

China: The Silk Road (Summer Abroad)

Travel through China's most beautiful and rugged natural landscapes while learning about contemporary issues of human rights, religious practices, and minority representation. More...

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Cambodia

Cambodia: Peace-Building and Conservation (Summer Abroad)

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

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Indonesia

Indonesia: Community & Conservation (Summer Abroad)

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 hiking amid the rice paddies...

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Nepal

Nepal: Traditions of the Himalayas (Summer Abroad)

First ascents, storied trade routes, snow-hushed mornings. Since ancient times, travelers, monks, merchants, poets, artists, and warriors have passed through Kathmandu during...

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India

North India: Roof of the World (Summer Abroad)

Explore mountain cultures and mountain landscapes on the roof of the world. Stretching more than 1500 miles from Pakistan to China, the Himalayan Range boasts half the world’s...

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Bolivia

Bolivia: Spirit of the Andes (Summer Abroad)

In the heart of South America, the Andes Mountains and dense jungles of the Amazon inform daily life at every turn. Known as a land of extremes, Bolivia is home to some of...

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Guatemala

Guatemala: Spanish Language Intensive (Summer Abroad)

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

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Nicaragua

Nicaragua: Community In Action (Summer Abroad)

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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Peru

Peru: Sacred Mountains (Summer Abroad)

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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Senegal

Senegal: In the Shade of the Baobob Tree (Summer Abroad)

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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Guatemala

Guatemala & Nicaragua Semester: Spanish Language & Activism

Rising out of the sea at a confluence of five tectonic plates, this causeway of cultures and ecological diversity is an explosion of rapid biological and cultural change....

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China

China: The Yangtze River (Summer Abroad)

From its headwaters in the highlands of Tibet to the delta in Shanghai, this program follows the Yangtze River as it rushes nearly 4,000 miles across southern China. Asia’s...

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Senegal

West Africa Semester: Rhythms of Senegal

Senegal is a country of contrasts where new development occurs beside centuries-old traditions. The Muslim call to prayer sounds five times a day when hundreds of people

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Madagascar

Madagascar Semester: Cultural and Ecological Diversity

Rugged travel across a canvas of deserts, forests, mountains, and seas paint the vivid ecosystems and traditions that make up this island-nation. The country has been populated...

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Madagascar

Madagascar: Island of Diversity

Madagascar: the eighth continent. Stunningly diverse and colossal in size, more than 80% of the plant and animal species in Madagascar are not found anywhere else in the

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Bhutan

Bhutan: Happiness in the Himalayas

In a country where the phrase "gross national happiness" lands itself on a list of key metrics for development, Bhutan encourages us to ask what we can learn about notions...

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China

China and Laos: Holy Mountain to Hidden Kingdom (Summer)

From the Tibetan Plateau, the mighty Mekong river courses through gorges and mega-dams within the Himalayas, gradually widening into the tropical rainforests of Laos. The...

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Colombia

Colombia: Stories of Peace and Resistance (Summer Abroad)

Experience a vibrant and diverse county from snowy Andean peaks, rainforests with endless shades of green, aline wetlands that produce water as if by miracle, and the many...

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Morocco

Morocco Semester: Ancient Cities to the Atlas Mountains

Islamic art and diverse traditions combine in the enchanting cities whose very names strike colorful chords in the imagination: Casablanca, Marrakesh, and Fes. Within and...

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India

Study Abroad India: Mosaic of Culture & Contrasts

Study modern India's struggles and progress during your semester abroad. Arundhati Roy writes, “there’s no such thing as an Authentic India… no one religion or language...

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Nepal

Study Abroad Nepal: Passages and Peaks of the Himalayas

Have the diverse cultures and dramatic landscapes of Nepal write the next chapter in your college education. Over time Nepal has drawn the most intrepid of travelers, mountaineers,...

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Bolivia

Study Abroad South America: The Spirit of the Andes

Take your college education to the mountains and jungles of Bolivia and Peru. Hike to the edge of receding glaciers at 17,000 feet. Get your hands dirty with traditional

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