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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 Course and Dates - Winter 2022

MUS 4326: Global Arts Study Abroad: Ghana (4 credits, undergraduate)

MUS 5435: (2 credits, graduate) 

The class meets regularly on  Thursday  throughout Winter 2022 at Oakland University from 4 - 6 p.m. with studies in Ghana, West Africa from Feb. 25 - March 6, 2022.

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

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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 4326 or MUS 5435. 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 Thursday, 4 - 6 p.m. in Varner 134

Friday, Feb. 25 - Depart Detroit 

Saturday, Feb. 26 - Arrive in Accra, Ghana 

Sunday, Feb. 27 – Check in and Welcome Activities at the Dagara Music Center

Monday, Feb. 28 – Full Day of Lessons at Dagara Music Center         

Daily Schedule at the Dagara Music Center

7 - 8:15 a.m.  - Breakfast

8:30 - 11:30 a.m. - Morning lessons

Noon - 4 p.m. – Midday break for lunch, rest, writing, and short excursions

4:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Evening lessons

8 p.m. - Dinner  

Tuesday, March 1 – Lessons at the DMC and go to Accra: National Museum, Lunch, Arts Center, Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.

Wednesday, March 2 - Trip to Cape Coast, Tour of Cape Coast Castle, Afternoon at Anomabu Beach Resort

Thursday, March 3 – Morning at Anomabu Beach Resort, afternoon at Kakum National Park then return to the DMC 

Friday, March 4 - Full Day of Lessons at Dagara Music Center 

Saturday, March 5 – Morning Lessons, Afternoon final performance and party. Evening depart DMC to airport

Sunday, March 6 – Arrive in Detroit

What To Bring

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


All-Inclusive Program Fee - $3,000

Includes roundtrip airfare to Ghana, travel within Ghana, all meals, housing, 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 program fee