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Ghana performing arts 1

GBL 290 IS   GHANA: PERFORMING ARTS IN CULTURAL CONTEXT (ELR)    4 S.H.

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.
     

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 May.

Spring Meeting Information

The Spring meeting time, date and location to be announced.

Fall Course Meeting Information

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

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. At the end of the day, you will likely feel like you’ve had a real workout. Be ready to dance and explore playing some instruments.
 

 

Deadlines

 

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 pre-registration for Winter Term.
 

Cancellation Policy

  

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

Dates

The tentative dates for the program are TBD.
 
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.

 

Itinerary

• 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.


Housing

Students will be housed in shared accommodations.

Costs

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 is available on the budget sheet (link at top of page).

 

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 study abroad, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page.

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 study abroad program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.

Connect with us

Drop by the GEC in Global Commons 360 for Quick Questions, no appointment necessary:
Wednesdays 2-4 PM
Thursdays 9-11 AM

Read blog posts from students on this program in years past and access blogs for Faculty-led programs on the Study Abroad Blog.

Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives that have participated in one or more study abroad programs and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current Global Ambassadors via email. They are looking forward to hearing from you!


Want to know more? Connect with the GEC, alumni, and prospective students on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And keep in touch with us using #ElonGlobal!

 

Program Leader 1: Jason Aryeh
Department of Performing Arts
CB 2800, Center for the Arts 108
336.278.5608
jaryeh@elon.edu


Program Leader 2: MarQuita Barker
Senior Associate Director of Residence Life
CB 2980, Global Building C 103B 
336.278.7300
mbarker4@elon.edu


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

 

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 2018 08/31/2017
**
Rolling Admission 01/03/2018 01/24/2018
NOTE: See the Deadlines Webpage for Winter Term 2019 information.
Winter 2019 09/03/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Below are the application deadlines for this program.

March 5: Priority application period begins.

March 15, 11:59 p.m. EDT: Priority period deadline. All applications received during the priority period are reviewed for eligibility and merit rather than time of submission.

March 27: Status notification for students that applied by the priority deadline.

Change period begins. Students that applied by the priority deadline can change into an open program by completing a Change Form (available in the GEC starting March 27).

March 29: Rolling period begins. All programs with spots remaining will reopen for application. New applications will be reviewed on a rolling and space-available basis.

Sept. 3, 11:59 p.m. EDT: Final application and deposit credit deadline. Students accepted to programs that cancel after this date will not have the deposit credited to their account.

Sept. 4, 5 p.m. EDT: Final deadline for students on a wait list to enroll in an open program. No students will be accepted into programs off of wait lists after this date. Students that are not accepted into programs will have the deposit credited to their account after this date.

Please view the deadlines page for 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed