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Experiential Learning & Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Dance & Community in Ghana

Apply Now for Study Awat in GhanaThe program offers a unique opportunity for intensive movement study, exploration, community engagement and performance in the cultural and historically rich surroundings of Ghana. A study in practical and theoretical knowledge of movement, history and culture, well-being and community performance experiences in different cities across Ghana. Students have wonderful opportunities to work with locally acclaimed dance company through collaboration, learning a variety of dance movement styles or creating dance choreographies on their own accompanied by traditional/contemporary instruments. The Program begins in the city of Accra and continue throughout some of the surrounding cities such as Koforidua, Aburi, Nsawam, Kumasi, Cape Coast, Winneba, and Tema. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the background of each tribe/community they visit to perform and engage/interact with the people.

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