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For more information, contact:

Mark Stone, Associate Professor of World Music and International Studies
(248) 370-2044
314 Varner Hall

Global Arts in Ghana

Join us for a spring break of study in Ghana, West Africa, as we explore the rich cultural and performing art traditions of this vibrant country. Find out more about the program by viewing the Ghana Prezi.

Program Dates - Winter 2022

MUS 3100: Global Arts Study Abroad: Ghana (4 credits)

Thursday course at Oakland University meeting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the semester with studies in Ghana, West Africa dates TBD.
Where You
Will Be
This program is offered by the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance. The Study Abroad component is in Ghana at the Dagara Music Center, located in Medie just north of Ghana’s Capital city, Accra.
What You
Will Learn

Sign up for MUS 3100. This semester long course, offered by the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance, includes one week of study during the February break at the Dagara Music Center. At the center, located in Medie north of Ghana’s Capital city of Accra, student’s receive daily instruction in the performing arts. In addition, students will study African history and languages, visit Cape Coast Castle, Anumabu Beach Resort, and Kakum National Park.

What You
Will Do


Class Meetings Monday Nights 7:10-9:00pm

Jan. 11 to Feb. 15 - Trip Preparation

Fri, Feb 19 - Depart Detroit

Sat, Feb 20 - Arrive in Amsterdam (brief layover), continue to Accra, Ghana 

Sun, Feb 21 – Check in and Welcome Activities at the Dagara Music Center

Mon, Feb 22 – Full Day of Lessons at Dagara Music Center

Tue, Feb 23 – Lessons at the DMC and go to Accra: National Museum, Lunch, Arts Center Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.

Wed, Feb 24 - Trip to Cape Coast

                       Tour of Cape Coast Castle, Afternoon at Anomabu Beach Resort

Thu, Feb 25 – Morning at Anomabu Beach Resort

                      Afternoon at Kakum National Park then return to the DMC

Fri, Feb 26  - Full Day of Lessons at Dagara Music Center

Sat, Feb 27 – Morning Lessons, Afternoon final performance and party

                      Evening depart DMC to airport

Sun, Feb 28 – Return to Detroit


Class Meetings Monday Nights 7:10-9:00pm

March 8 to April 19 - Trip Reflections/ Research Projects

What To

Students will attend a pre-departure meeting and receive a list of items to bring.



All-Inclusive Program Fee - $3,000

roundtrip airfare to Ghana,

travel within Ghana

all meals


studies at the Dagara Music Center

admission to museums


Additional Costs

Ghana Visa ($60)

Immunizations (varies depending on insurance)

purchase of instrument, gifts, and souvenirs (varies)

Tuition is not included in progam fee.