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Incredible and Transformative Experience
It's been two years now since I went to Cambodia with a small group of committed peers and instructors, and I still feel its influence on my life every day. This program, with its absolutely authentic commitment to cultural engagement, deep questions and challenging scope, has fundamentally shaped the way I approach the world and helped me grow in incredible ways, as well as giving me lifelong friends and partners in change. I don't think there is anything like it!
Other Reviews on Dragons Cambodia Summer Abroad Program: Development & Peace
Dragons Cambodia Summer Abroad Program: Development & Peace The Best Decision I Ever Made
Reviewed by Naya on .
I can't stress enough how amazing my experience was in Cambodia. I am confident that I would not have had as unique or fulfilling a journey with any other organization. Where There Be Dragon's gave me more than I signed up for, exceeded all my expectations, and opened the gate for so much personal growth and sense of self. I still feel the positive effects of the trip to this day, two years later, and I can only say Akun Char'ah. (Thank you very much!)
Dragons Cambodia Summer Abroad Program: Development & Peace The Best Choice I Ever Made
Reviewed by jmarks22 on .
Looking back, my experience with Dragons was absolutely life-changing. It has shaped who I am in fundamental ways. My time in Cambodia taught me so much about community, culture, religion, travel, development, and family. My fellow students remain some of my best friends. My instructors remain some of my most influential mentors. Cambodia remains one of my favorite places in the world. If you are looking for a unique, rugged, real study abroad experience that will teach you more than any classroom, then do dragons!!!
Dragons Cambodia Summer Abroad Program: Development & Peace Life Changing
Reviewed by Max Morant on .
When I first heard about the Where There Be Dragons programs, I honestly figured that it would be a good way for me to grab a college's attention. I mean, what admissions officer wouldn't look twice when your application says you've been to Cambodia or Bolivia? But the Dragons trip to Cambodia ended up being so much more to me, more to me than could be explained by words alone. Cambodia changed me. My interactions with native Cambodians, with the group leaders, and with my fellow students, led me to realize that life cannot simply be categorized as a list of events or a path from A to E, stopping at points B, C, and D on route; you may start at A, but you could end up at B, E, or Z. I strongly believe that the Cambodia, Development and Peace would, as a wise friend of mine once said, stay with you forever because you can never forget an experience that you love and that changes you.
Dragons Cambodia Summer Abroad Program: Development & Peace Spirit-kindling Adventure
Reviewed by Kelly McGraw on .
Like my peers, my experience with this program was absolutely incredible--there simply aren't words to describe how much the things I've learned from it are a part to my life, two years later. This experience kindled a fire and fervor that is with me always. When people ask me why I am the way I am, I almost immediately respond with this experience. I went into it thinking it would be a great way to experience a new culture, spend a summer, and, embarrassingly, pad my resume. I left feeling stronger than I ever felt was possible, with a deeply-rooted sense of the world around me and an unquenchable thirst for adventure.
Dragons Cambodia Summer Abroad Program: Development & Peace An authentic discovery of myself and of Cambodia
Reviewed by Grace Cawdrey on .
Weather you are called by the the vibrant, green rice patties of southeast Asia or the warm plains of west Africa, responsibly traveling the world with Where There be Dragons is an elucidating experience. Dragons courses are intentionally designed to foster a global citizen. My Dragons-Cambodia course revealed a way of life that is very different from my familiar, midwestern comfort zone, but simultaneously impressed upon me that we all share one world. Cambodia is especially beautiful, full of rice, ice coffee, wrinkled smiles, beeping motorbikes, incense, and saffron robes. However, it is also plagued with political vice, human rights violations, limited access to education, and a cruel past. The spirit of Cambodia is infectious--full of determination, kindness, and potential. What I learned in and about Cambodia has translated into all aspects of my approach to life.