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  • Locations: Accra, Ghana; Dakar, Senegal
  • Program Terms: Winter Term
  • Restrictions: Oberlin applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
WT Program Focus: Academic Focus, Artistic Work
Program Description:
PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
Seven days in each West African country exploring the rich culture and environment where students will become fully immersed in the art, music, dance and folklore of both Ghana and Senegal West Africa. Students will have daily language, music, dance and cooking classes with both local and professional artists from Ballet National du Senegal and the National Centre for Arts and Culture. Students will have a culminating arts performance in each country highlighting their experience. While in Dakar, Students will also have the opportunity to explore the Renaissance Monument, Goree Island and the new Museum of Black Civilizations. In Ghana students will visit the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum, Kakum National Park and the Centre for National Culture. Students will also have the opportunity to utilize their language skills in the marketplace in both countries.

PROJECT LEARNING GOALS:​
  • Achieve a mature perspective on music's place in the world and develop a reflective consideration of their role in this cultural matrix
  • Deepen understanding of specific fields while building capacity to create new knowledge, approaches or creative work in those areas
  • Broaden knowledge of and appreciation for the variety of ways (incl. scientific, humanistic, aesthetic, behavioral) that knowledge is constructed
  • Understand, appreciate, participate in the creative process
  • Communicate with diverse audiences, employing a variety of approaches, media, languages
  • Develop a critical understanding of the historical and cultural factors that underlie difference and inequality in U.S. and global societies
  • Collaborate to solve problems, generate fresh questions, create new knowledge, advance community goals
  • Cultivate habits that support healthy and sustainable living, responsible and empathetic interactions with others, a capacity for self-reflection and contemplation
  • Achieve a degree of professional competency in major fields that embraces artistic attainment and mature technique, as well as entrepreneurial awareness
  • Achieve a fluency in engaging music historically, theoretically, critically, culturally           

ESTIMATED NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 
  • 10
PROJECT FEE:
  • $3,215
  • Does not include airfare, visa for Ghana, or required malaria medication and other vaccinations
PROJECT DATES:
  • Departure: January 2, 2020
  • Return: January 15, 2020

PROJECT LOCATIONS:
  • Ghana
  • Senegal

PROJECT SPONSOR:

Oberlin College Deadlines (please confirm host program deadlines):

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.