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Jan 28, 2015
Chris Yager is the founder and executive director of Where there be Dragons, a education service that takes students around 17-24 years old to the developing world. The business was started after Chris was one of the first students to go to Communist China when it first opened in 1983. There he was able to see the sights that they wanted him to see but found much more value going off the beaten track to learn more about the people and culture.
The company now focuses on this using both local guides as well as Westerners having spent much time in the country to take a small group of students for anywhere from a few days to a few months. The service maintains the original idea of staying off the beaten path and keeps the itinerary open so that spontaneous (the best) moments can happen freely.