Myanmar: Development Studies & Social Transformation (Summer Program)
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Myanmar: Development Studies & Social Transformation (Summer Program)

Dragons’ summer abroad program in Myanmar tackles critical questions related to the Myanmar’s recent democratic transition: How has a country so rich in culture and religion struggled politically and economically for more than fifty years? What has prompted the recent reform process? What impact is reform having on the lives of local people? Extended learning service projects and close community connections provide students with unique insight into the underpinnings of this country in transition.

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Locations
Asia » Myanmar
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Length
1-3 Months
Timeframe
Summer
Accommodation
Host Family
Language
English
Starting Price
$5,000.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
Myanmar: Development Studies & Social Transformation's land cost for a four week program is listed above. Flight costs for this program are estimated at $2,085. Need-based scholarships are available.

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Program Reviews (2)

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Owen
Male
20 years old
Boulder, CO

Great Memories Three Years Later

10/10

I went to Myanmar with Dragons three years ago and had a frankly unbelievable month. We got to examine the developmental struggles that are facing Myanmar at a pivotal time in its development, as it transitioned from a military dictatorship into the modern world, and I imagine that that aspect of the country remains just as exciting today. The travel skills that I picked up let me go back to Myanmar on my own the next year and use connections I'd made with Dragons to do a solo homestay in the Shan State, in a village near where I'd spent time as a Dragons student, in one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. The instructors were extraordinary mentors and lessons I learned from the combination of them and Myanmar truly changed the way I see things and the way I live. Lastly, the student groups that I've been around on both this trip and the other Dragons trip I did, a semester to Indonesia in 2016, have been amazing, made up of kids who were curious and engaged, and were the final pieces that completed a set of amazing experiences with Dragons. 10/10.

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EB
Female
19 years old
North Carolina

Authentic experience and Brilliant Instructors

9/10

I am a student on my gap year after high school, and I just went on the Where There Be Dragons semester-long program to Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand. It was an absolutely incredible and life-changing experience.
The instructors that I had were some of the most amazing and accomplished people I have ever met. Three of my instructors were local Myanmar people, and the other two instructors had lived in Asia for many years. To travel with locals and to travel with people that have experienced the culture and have so much knowledge about it enhanced the trip enormously. I learned so much from them, and I will always remember the impact they had on me.
Furthermore, the way the trip was organized pushed us to delve deeper into the culture and to appreciate and understand the people. The trip truly did follow the motto of teaching us to be "travelers rather than tourists."
I am walking away from the three months with a love for the country and people of Myanmar and fond memories of my instructors and fellow students.

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