Naropa University offers four approved study abroad programs through a partnership with Where There Be Dragons. These programs must be taken for 12-16 academic credits (full-time student status.) The program offerings include:
All Dragons' credit will count towards the total number of credits required for an undergraduate degree from Naropa. Depending on the area of study, some Dragons' courses may fulfill core or and/or major requirements. As with all study abroad programs, be sure to check with your advisor to ensure that the Dragons' program will fit into your degree requirements.
To see where each class fits into core and major requirements, see the Curriculum Map of Study Abroad Courses. Please see your academic advisor for specific information on how these classes will fit into your degree plan.
Please visit the individual program pages for a complete description and cost of the program. Students are allowed to use Naropa institutional aid (grants or scholarships), plus their state and federal financial aid towards the four Dragons' study abroad programs. Work-study does not apply abroad. There is a $150.00 non-refundable Study Abroad application fee that is paid to Dragons at the time of application.
Cost includes tuition, housing and meals abroad. Also, included are orientation, in-country support, and excursions.
The student is responsible for the costs of airfare, passport and visa fee and costs incurred obtaining these documents, snacks, books, medical and travel insurance, and personal expenses.
For each Dragons' program you will be charged full-time tuition (12-16 credits) plus room and board. You will pay this fee directly to Naropa. You may use state and federal financial aid plus Naropa aid (Naropa scholarships/grants.) It is the student's responsibility to meet with Student Affairs for a bus pass and/or health insurance waiver. If you do not do this you will be charged for a bus pass and student health insurance.
Dragons offers limited scholarships for qualified individuals. In addition to Dragons' scholarships, there are also a number of organizations that award study abroad scholarships to qualified students. Learn more about study abroad scholarships.
Students should apply for study abroad the semester prior to their intended departure. For a fall semester program, the deadline to submit an application is March 15; for a spring semester program, the deadline to submit an application is October 15.
Most students will study for one semester. In special circumstances, and with prior academic approval from the student's advisor and the Undergraduate Dean, it is possible to tack on another study abroad semester as an internship through our approved partnership with Where There Be Dragons if it fits with the student's overall academic plan.