Study African Arts and Culture in Ghana

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ANOTHER INFORMATION MEETING COMING SOON Contact Caroline Lawson for more information.


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 an extended 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.


Need more information?

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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