Each year, we have the opportunity to work with an incredible cadre of global educators at public and private schools across the country.
After 23 years of running rugged travel programs for high school, gap, and college students, we have learned lessons, developed strategies, and honed our systems. We are proud to be industry leaders in cross-cultural education. Through school partnerships, we are able to share our expertise and contribute to the larger movement of global education. Working directly with the vision and goals of your school, our collaborative partnership seeks to empower administrators and teachers with new tools for creating and enhancing global programming in and out of the classroom.
Each school partnership starts with a conversation to clarify your school’s strategic vision for global programming and leads into a customized timeline to realize that vision. Through consulting and planning, we emphasize the importance of identifying your program’s core values and articulating the learning outcomes you want for your students. In faculty workshops we share best practices on how to deliver authentic travel experiences, including home-stays, service learning, language study, and wilderness exploration. We train participants in cross-cultural facilitation skills and share strategies and resources for designing a comprehensive course curriculum. And we teach systems and best practices in risk management based on our extensive field experience.
In addition to trainings and workshops, our school partnerships usually produce customized programs designed and led by veteran Dragons instructors in collaboration with school staff. These travel programs combine Dragons’ wealth of local resources, knowledge of cross-cultural facilitation, and systems for risk management with the teachers’ own expertise and curricular goals.
In every partnership, we build a relationship with your school and its staff, getting to know your goals and philosophies of education and finding out how we can best fit our skills into that vision. If you are interested in establishing a partnership, please get in touch today!
Want to learn more? Check in with some of our school partnership references:
- Helena Kaufman, Carleton College
- John Luria, Princeton Bridge Year
- Maryann Bylander, Lewis & Clark College
- Erica Coffey, The Collegiate School
- Lynn Gatz, Mt. Desert Island High School
- Mario Cruz, Asian Studies Academy
- Sumner McCallie, The McCallie School
- Maria Freedholm, Princeton Day School
- Price Hall-Massey, Norfolk Academy
- Jake Jacobsen, Thacher School
- Peter Brown, The Menlo School
- Deborah Bauer, Honors Business Program at The University of Oregon