Dragons absolutely does not expect participants to come with language skills, nor to master them. Dragons does expect that our student travelers will want to interact with locals as closely as they can, and few things do more to empower participants, and facilitate an ease of cultural understanding, than frequent language lessons with supportive instructors. Dragons students have the opportunity for both formal language study and learning through language immersion throughout their course.
This video was created entirely with images, words, and music recorded by Dragons students and instructors in collaboration with local communities (representing 15 countries) who shared their homes, temples, villages, families, music and presence with us. Over 100 contributors from around the world, and growing, weaving together the poetry and magic of this experimental collaboration, Where There Be Dragons' Global Video Project.
Where There Be Dragons is a educational community, creating authentic, rugged and profound cross-cultural experiences that expose the beautiful and complex realities of the developing world.
If you want to know more about Dragons, visit wheretherebedragons.com to learn about who we are, what we do, and why we travel.
Directed and Edited by Mateo Hinojosa
Music arranged and produced by Art Vandelay
Charango - David Garcia Montenegro (Bolivia)
Clapping - village of Ban Xieng Man (Laos)
For full credits, please see Expanding Horizons: A Visual Journey through Student Travel