Study African Arts and Culture in Ghana
INFORMATION MEETING COMING SOON: 4 PM, Wednesday Feb 13th, Education Abroad, 8920 HUB Mall.
The 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 three semester-long University of Alberta courses:
- West African Music Ensemble (Music x44)
- Introduction to Ethnomusicology (Music 365), and
- West African language, culture, and society (Middle Eastern and African Studies 300).
The program includes study at the University of Ghana, travel throughout Ghana, and two weeks' residence in a small Ghanaian village for field study and musical/linguistic/cultural immersion. Music and dance performance is central, but no musical experience or talent is required to succeed!
For a multimedia introduction to this program, please view this descriptive powerpoint presentation.
Browse last summer's trip here: University of Alberta in Ghana 2007
Application procedures for Summer 2008
Application for both program and award is through Caroline Lawson in the Education Abroad office, HUB (contacts below). Non-University of Alberta students are responsible for ensuring that credit transfers to their home institution and program, and must enroll in University of Alberta open studies prior to enrollment in the program.
NEW: Fifteen $1500 scholarship awards are available to early applicants from the University of Alberta (must apply by March 1st) Substantial scholarships are also available to international applicants from outside Canada through [www.international.ualbeta.ca/summerschool Summer School@UA]; please contact Caroline Lawson for details.
Deadlines for summer 2008 program:
- Award applications must be filed by March 1st, 2008
- Meet with Caroline Lawson by March 3rd
- Submit an application by March 15th.
Need more information?
Attend the upcoming information meeting, 4 PM Wed Feb 13th, 8920 HUB Mall
Regarding 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 www.international.ualberta.ca
You may also contact Professor Michael Frishkopf for further information about the program itself.
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