Where There Be Dragons currently has a scholarship opportunity for outstanding male students who income-qualify.
They are now seeking curious, driven young men who might be interested in spending 4 or 6 weeks on a Dragons program this summer.
To learn a bit more about our available summer course opportunities:
1. Senegal: The Warm Embrace of West Africa – This is a great course for students interested in authentic community engagement, international development and comparative religion. Course highlights include an intensive home-stay in Manthiankani, the Peace Corps village of Dragons instructor, Megan Fettig, a 4-day trek along the border of Guinea, and a strong comparative religion curriculum.
2. Madagascar: The Island of Biodiversity – Madagascar is the most biodiverse country in Africa, with lemurs, chameleons and tree frogs that don’t exist anywhere else in the world. Students will have the opportunity to explore Africa’s “red island” by hiking through the sandstone canyons of Isalo National Park, volunteering with a children’s home outside of Tana, practicing Malagasy with their home-stay famiies in Ankazobe and camping in the lush forests of Andasibe National Park. This is a once in a lifetime trip, and if you know a student who is up for the adventure, please send them our way.
3. Cambodia: Peace and Development Studies – This is a great course for politically-minded students who are interested in digging deeper into mechanisms of post-conflict transformation. Highlights include an 8-day home-stay with Khmer families outside of Phnom Penh, exploring the ancient ruins of Angkor Wat by bicycle, and engaging with challenging questions related to Cambodia’s peace and reconciliation process, institutional democracy and state-building.
If you are interested in this opportunity, and would not otherwise have the financial resources to go abroad, please contact the Admissions Team. They currently have internal funds to support 4 outstanding applicants with partial scholarships. *Please note that not all applicants will be awarded scholarship funding. Each applicant must demonstrate both financial need and a strong desire to participate in the program.
For more information about this opportunity, please contact the Admissions Associate, Alexis Rebane: