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  • Locations: Accra, Ghana
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Budget Sheets: Winter
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Course Description


Ghana performing arts 1


This course is designed for students to explore who they are but also challenges where they would like to be. Students will have the opportunity to experience the Ghanaian performing arts which include dance, music and drama (story telling) while they gain an appreciation for the country’s rich history. Students will learn the meaning of dance movements and have the opportunity to perform them in the community, experience and perform the different traditional musical instruments that exist in the traditional setting of Ghana, and learn different story tales orally passed on in traditional homes and narrate these stories to the community. Previous performance experience by non-performance majors is not required. Every student will have a role in the experiences mentioned above. Prerequisite: GBL 190. Application and acceptance required. Additional travel fee is required. Counts toward Civilization or Expression (non-literature) requirement, and satisfies one unit of experiential learning toward fulfillment of the Experiential Learning Requirement.

  • Grades count toward an Elon GPA.
  • Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.

Note: This program is open to ALL students, not just performing arts students.

Prerequisite Preparatory Seminar: GBL 190

This Winter Term course has a required one semester-hour fall prerequisite preparatory seminar course associated with it. Students accepted into the Winter Term course will be automatically registered for the associated fall course. There is no additional cost for the prerequisite preparatory seminar course for students who are registered full-time even if the one credit creates an overload for a student's registration.

It is Elon University policy that students who are registered part-time for the fall semester will be charged the additional one credit hour of tuition for the fall prerequisite preparatory seminar course. Students will also be charged four credit hours of tuition for Winter Term in addition to the program fees. If students contact the Bursar's office to verify that they will be enrolled full-time in the spring semester, the four hours of Winter Term tuition will not be collected. 

There will also be a required meeting about the course in April.

Spring Meeting Information

The Spring meeting will meet Monday, April 29, 2020 at Studio C Center for the Arts, time TBD.

Fall Course Meeting Information

The fall pre-departure course will meet on Tuesdays from 05:30-07:10 PM. Location TBD.

Activity Level: Demanding

Activity levels are rated to fit into one of four categories: easy going, moderate, challenging and demanding. This program is rated as demanding, which means you should be prepared to push yourself and to keep a steady pace on rugged and steep terrain. You'll find that you are living outside your comfort zone with your program's intense outdoor activity.




Students are required to take the fall pre-departure course associated with this Winter Term course. All students will automatically be registered for the pre-departure course but must register themselves for the Winter Term course during registration for Winter Term.

Cancellation Policy


To cancel your participation in a program, complete the Winter Term Withdrawal questionnaire in your application.


The tentative dates for the program are January 2-24, 2020.
While official flight itineraries are typically distributed in early September, the tentative group departure/return point is TBD.
Note: This information is subject to change based on airline changes and cancellations.



• Orientation in Accra (Kotoka): Introduction to the Africa live Dance Company Members
• Rehearsals, Costume Fitting, School Visit, Church Visit, Group Discussion and Lecture
• Trip to Sunyani (Brong Ahafo Region), Technical Dress Rehearsal
• Performance at the Center for National Culture Theatre
• School Visit and Visit to the Monkey Sanctuary
• Arrive in Koforidua for Technical Dress Rehearsal; Performance
• Arrive in Accra, Technical Dress Rehearsal
• Performance (Ashesi University)
• Arrive in Cape Coast, Performance
• Visit to Cape Coast Castle and Kakum National Park
• Technical Dress Rehearsal
• Performance (Nungua Secondary School)
• Visit to Prampram village, Community Collaboration Performance
• Performance Review, Group Discussion and Lecture
• Visit to the Accra Arts Center

Note: Itinerary is subject to change due to availability of local facilities and scheduling issues. Venue and locations for performances are dependent on availability.


Students will be housed in shared accommodations.


Costs for global study vary program to program and are in addition to the tuition for Winter Term (included in fall semester tuition/bill). 

Basic cost information is available on the Cost and Credit Chart.

Detailed cost information will be available on the budget sheet. The cost for this program is currently TBD.


Scholarships/Travel Grants

Students seeking need-based financial support are encouraged to apply for the GEC Access Scholarship.

For additional information on scholarships or other funding for global engagement, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page or the financial planning section of our FAQs.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your program. 

Connect with us

Questions? See if they're answered in our Short-Term Programs FAQ section

Prefer to ask in person? Drop by the GEC in Global Commons 360 for Quick Questions, no appointment necessary:
Wednesdays 2-4 PM
Thursdays 9-11 AM
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Program Leader 1: Keshia Wall
Assistant Professor of Performing Arts
Department of Performing Arts
CB 2800, Center for the Arts

Program Leader 2: Deidra Smith
Associate Director of Alumni Engagement
Martin Alumni Center 104
2605 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244

Isabella Cannon Global Education Center (GEC)
Global Commons 360
2375 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244
336.278.6700 (phone)
336.278.6692 (fax)


Ready to apply?

Click "apply now" from this brochure to get started, and complete your application by the deadline listed below.

If applications are not yet available, see the deadlines webpage for information on when this program will be accepting applications.

See the application instructions webpage for more information on the application requirements and process. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2020 09/02/2019
Rolling Admission 01/02/2020 01/24/2020
NOTE: Please view the deadlines page for full application, payment and cancellation deadlines.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.