We hope you are getting ready for the summer program! We are preparing the last details, while you prepare your backpacks we want to remind you not to bring some things on this trip.
We invite you to keep your eyes and ears open in the present moment. We know it’s sounds tough to leave Smart phones, iPads, youPads, wePads at home. These devices have changed from communication tools into multi-tools.
It seems almost inconceivable that twenty-three years ago, when the first Dragons program headed over to China, almost nobody had or needed a cell phone, even when traveling abroad. With that in mind, we’d like to make this trip’s electronics policy clear so that you can prepare. First, you’ll see some bullet points on our policies. After that, we’ll explain the reasons behind the policies. We welcome any questions you may have.
Please Do Not Bring:
Unless you’ve talked with Dragons administration about special circumstances, you should not be bringing these items. Even if you use your cell phone as a camera, we ask that you please seek an alternative. If you bring any of these devices, we’ll ask you to turn it in to us, and it will be returned to you at the end of the program. We will do our best to care for any phone we hold for you, but we’ll be traveling and any loss or damage will be your responsibility.
We understand that these devices are an important part of society these days, but we have also seen that they can become a distraction and divide your attention “elsewhere” while on course.
This will be an incredible opportunity to experience life unplugged, and we hope you’re up for the experience! We will provide plenty opportunities to access internet and communicate with home, and there will always be local music playing in the buses, houses or schools… so don’t worry about that.
Totally Fine to Bring:
Looking forward to meeting you very soon,
Randall, Raquel & Mónica