Study African Arts and Culture in Ghana

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This 9 credit summer program, entitled "West African Music, Dance, Language, and Culture", comprises social science, humanities, and performing arts components, and is formally equivalent to University of Alberta courses Music x44, Music 365, and Middle Eastern and African Studies 300. The program will run July 2 to August 12 2007, including five weeks at the University of Ghana, plus a final week in a Ghanaian village for immersive learning.

For a multimedia introduction to this program, please view this descriptive powerpoint presentation and hear the accompanying audio file (place both in the same directory in order to make audio link functional).

Here are the program details

Application procedures

There are a limited number of scholarship awards available. Application for both program and award is through Caroline Lawson in the Education Abroad office, HUB (contacts below). Awards are available only for full-time University of Alberta students; please contact Caroline for information on eligibility. Non-University of Alberta students are responsibility for ensuring that credit transfers to their home institution and program, and must enroll as University of Alberta open studies students prior to enrollment in the program.

  • Award Application:

The application deadline is February 19th. The award selection committee will select and notify the recipients within two weeks of the award deadline. In order to apply for the award, the student completes the application form (scroll down to "Ghana Musicology Undergraduate Summer Travel Award") and submits it to the Education Abroad office with all supporting documents.

  • Program Application:

The application deadline is March 1st. Interested students make an appointment to speak with Caroline Lawson to discuss the program and their interest in studying abroad. By this time, the student is required to have viewed the powerpoint presentation and read the Terms of Student Participation. During the interview, Caroline will provide the application form and review the deadlines. Applicants will be notified by March 5th

Need more information?

For more information about application procedures please contact Caroline Lawson, Study Abroad Student Advisor, University of Alberta International, Education Abroad Program, 8920 HUB Mall, Edmonton, AB, Canada, T6G 2E1 Tel: 780 492 6215 Fax: 780 492 6213

You may also contact Professor Michael Frishkopf for further information about the program itself.