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PARTNERSHIPS In Global Education

THE LEADER IN CROSS-CULTURAL + EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION SINCE 1993


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O UR M I SS I ON Dragons works with schools and universities to develop programs and learning environments that promote deep, transformative engagement with the world. We are committed to expanding the number of organizations that foster cross-cultural leadership for a more tolerant and inclusive global community. Our partnerships build capacity, not dependency. This calls for active collaboration, feedback, listening, and honesty. Throughout the process, we seek to align our incentives with your objectives, and work together to deepen and enhance global education at your institution.

O UR SE RVIC E S Customized to meet your goals as an organization, our services include a combination of consulting, training, and collaborative program development. No matter the scope, we view every partnership as an investment in the long-term success of your institution.

CONSULTING

TRAININGS & WORKSHOPS

COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMMING

Leverage Dragons 25+ years

Build skills and capacity

Develop customized

of institutional experience

for effective leadership,

travel programs using

in risk management,

facilitation, risk

our collaborative design

curriculum, and program

management, and program

process that create deep

design. Use our tools and

development through

learning opportunities for

processes to identify gaps

dynamic workshops and

your students, teachers,

and improve systems.

retreats for educators.

and organization.

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PARTNERS

ME NTORSHI P MATTERS The difference between travel and transformative learning depends on

HIGH SCHOOLS

skilled instructors who intentionally

or middle and high school students to safely

foster deeper engagement through

obal learning. Working closely with teachers

careful facilitation and mentorship.

uite of resources to assure that each cross-

Our programs pair training and

cational, safe, and unique.

professional development for your institution’s teachers with

D UNIVERSITIES

the unique life experience of our

ollege graduates entering the global workforce.

instructors—whose facilitation

gher learning to provide students with the

skills, cultural & linguistic fluency,

engage respectfully and deeply with the world

and personal relationships—help to

educators, and administrators are challenged

build strong program leadership and

global affairs and profound personal growth.

set students up for maximum learning.

COLLABORATI VE PROGRAM DESI GN P ROC E SS Dragons works alongside partners to create programs that foster leadership, social entrepreneurship, empathetic learning, and communication skills.

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CREATE LEARNING OUTCOMES  All programs begin with the end in

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Through ongoing dialogue with

mind. Driven by best practices in global

faculty and instructors, we meticulously

programming, our first step is to create

assess student and institutional comfort

challenging, profound, and realistic

levels while preserving flexibility.

learning outcomes aligned with your

Our final itinerary offers students

institution’s goals.

appropriate challenges while honoring

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IDENTIFY PROGRAM COMPONENTS 

Our nine program components—

your institution’s mission and culture.

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TRAINING & PREPARATION  Dragons provides comprehensive

homestays, trekking, focus of inquiry,

guidance for educators, students, and

independent research, language study,

parents prior to the program. We offer

rugged travel, learning service, religion &

customized pre-course curriculum

philosophy, and development studies—are

including written materials and in-person

the building blocks for a well-rounded

coaching to ensure all participants arrive

immersive experience. Together, we

confident and prepared.

identify the components of most importance to your institution’s learning goals.

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REFINE ITINERARY 

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TRANSFERENCE Participants are encouraged to

PROPOSE PROGRAMMING

stay engaged and inspired long after

A preliminary itinerary draws from

returning home through continued

established personal relationships with

mentorship and resource-sharing.

guest speakers, homestays, and local

Dragons supports ongoing reflection

organizations. Our intentional five-phase

and processing of the learning experience

progression supports and challenges

abroad, both personally and intellectually.

students toward learning and growth.


TESTIMONIALS

A COMMUNITY OF DEDICATED AND INNOVATIVE EDUCATORS

“Dragons demonstrates, at every level, a profound commitment to creating the very best student experience abroad. The caliber of their on-site staff, their tireless attention to risk management, and their truly innovative approach to experiential learning make them a valued program partner.” JO H N LURIA, D IRECTOR OF N OVOGR ATZ B R I DGE YEA R PR OGR A M

Princeton University

“We initially partnered with Dragons to run a comparative religion and trekking program in Sikkim. This year, we are building a program in Myanmar focused on literature and immigration. The expansive nature of their curriculum and the veteran experience of their instructors have helped us provide breakthrough learning for students that will stick with them for the rest of their lives. I’m committed to Dragons as a go-to partner for providing the highest quality and safest programming abroad.” CRIS HARRIS, WRITING CENTER DIRECTOR & COORDINATOR OF EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION

Hawken School

“We have worked with Dragons to support a faculty-led research seminar in Guatemala since 2006. The Dragons instructor provided a complementary role by bringing experiential pedagogy to help students reflect and process their experiences, as well as solid training in risk management and a depth of experience on the ground. From what I’ve seen, Dragons instructors have a balanced skill-set and a knack for connecting with students, and working well in dynamic leadership teams, which makes them a valuable resource on any study abroad program.” H E LE NA KAUFMA N , DI R ECTOR OF OFF-CA MPU S STU DI ES

Carleton College

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Phone: 303.413.0822

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Dragons 2019: Partnerships in Global Education  

Dragons works with schools and universities to develop programs and learning environments that promote deep, transformative engagement with...

Dragons 2019: Partnerships in Global Education  

Dragons works with schools and universities to develop programs and learning environments that promote deep, transformative engagement with...