PA R T N E R S H I P S IN
GLO B AL
ED U C AT I O N
THE LEADER IN CROSS-CULTURAL + EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATION SINCE 1993
D R AG O NS PARTNERSHIP P R OG R A M S
We strive to make the most of each cross-cultur
we are committed to fostering cross-cultural lea
inclusive global community. We put ourselves in
their objectives, and collaborate to deepen and
cultural education and leadership. Dragons Part
Authentic success requires tailored solutions th being done at your institution.
FOR SCHOOLS, UNIVERSITIES, BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS WORKING IN THE SPHERE OF ETHICAL CULTURAL ENGAGEMENT With over 25 years of designing and executing transformative educational experiences in Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Middle East, we have built and refined tools, systems, and processes for effective cross-cultural leadership. Our dynamic team of experienced international facilitators will deepen and enhance your work in a global context.
OUR SERVICES TRAININGS, CONSULTING & THE INDUSTRY’S BEST COLLABORATIVE PROGRAMMING The services we provide work together to foster an overall shift in the culture of your organization towards more effective, profound and ethical engagement across cultures. Each partnership starts with a conversation to clarify your goals and vision as an organization. We then identify and develop the scope and sequence of our working relationship, which may include any combination of consulting, training and program development. No matter how large the scope of our collaboration, we consider each partnership an investment in the long-term success of your institution.
TRAININGS & WORKSHOPS
PARTNER WITH THE INDUSTRY’S BEST PROGRAM DESIGNERS AND EXPERIENTIAL EDUCATORS
DEVELOP INTERCULTURAL LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Carefully facilitated cultural
Dynamic workshops and
immersion programs designed
retreats crafted to build skills
to expand learning zones,
and capacity for effective
build group culture, and foster
leadership in a cross-cultural
empathetic leadership and
CONSULTING BROADEN INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE OF RISK ISSUES, REALIZE DEEPER LEVELS OF ENGAGEMENT Models, tools, systems, and strategies to identify gaps and needs and create safe, ethical engagement in the world.
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W HO W E WOR K W I T H THE NEXT GENERATION OF GLOBAL LEADERSHIP Organizations working in a cross-cultural context have the potential to debunk stereotypes, foster understanding, and cultivate a more tolerant and inclusive global community. But that’s not always the case. Dragons works with schools, universities, businesses and organizations to develop deep, transformative engagement with the world. SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITES For educational institutions involved in study abroad, global and international experiential education, Dragons offers a full suite of resources to assure that each cross-cultural exchange is educational, safe, and unique. BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS For institutions conducting business or development work abroad, Dragons builds capacity towards intercultural communication and global competencies.
THE COLLABORATIVE DESIGN PROCESS Dragons Partnerships foster leadership, social entrepreneurship, peace-building, empathetic learning, and communication skills in cross-cultural programming.
CREATE LEARNING OUTCOMES All Dragons programs begin with
REFINE ITINERARY Dragons carefully curates and
the end in mind. The first step is to create
refines itineraries that honor and support
challenging, profound, and realistic
the mission and culture of partnering
learning outcomes driven by best
organizations. Itineraries are drafted and
practices in global programming.
refined to best meet the needs and goals of our partners.
IDENTIFY PROGRAM COMPONENTS Dragons’ nine program components
- home-stays, trekking, focus of inquiry, independent research, language study, rugged travel, service learning, religion & philosophy, and development studies are the building blocks for the participant experience and allow for a holistic depth of engagement on every course.
PROPOSE PROGRAMMING Every course is developed using
TRAINING & PREPARATION Dragons provides course
preparation workshops and trainings prior to the program departure. Precourse curriculum is facilitated through online or in-person workshops, ensuring all participants arrive confident and
TRANSFERENCE Dragons encourages participants
authentic in-country connections
to stay engaged and inspired long
and experiences, skill-building, and
after returning home by supporting
ongoing reflection and processing of the
Dragons encourages participants to
practice, fail forward, and inspire peer leadership.
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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.” JOHN LURI A , D I R EC TOR OF BR I D G E Y E A R P R O G R A M
“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 HA R R I S, W R I T I N G C EN T ER D I R E C TO R
“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.” HELEN A KAU F M A N , D I R EC TOR OF O F F - C A MP U S STU D I E S
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An overview of Dragons partnership programs for schools, universities, businesses and organizations.