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Study Away in Dance

The University of Georgia Office of International Education, the Office of Instruction, the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Dance offer a multitude of educational opportunities for students  to earn university credit while studying abroad. Experiences range from Maymester courses, other summer  session courses, and semester-long experiences. 

New Programs in 2024

Dance and Community in Ghana  -  Summer Session 2024  (June 2024)

Ghana Study Abroad


A new Dance Study Away program to Ghana is planned for summer 2024.  The program offers a unique opportunity for intensive movement study, exploration, community engagement and performance in the cultural and historically rich surroundings of Ghana. A study in practical and theoretical knowledge of movement, history and culture, well-being and community performance experiences in different cities across Ghana. Students have wonderful opportunities to work with locally acclaimed dance company through collaboration, learning a variety of dance movement styles or creating dance choreographies on their own accompanied by traditional/contemporary instruments. The Program begins in the city of Accra and continue throughout some of the surrounding cities such as Koforidua, Aburi, Nsawam, Kumasi, Cape Coast, Winneba, and Tema. Students will have the opportunity to learn about the background of each tribe/community they visit to perform and engage/interact with the people. The program also is an introduction as well as an overview experience designed to educate students on the history of trans-Atlantic slave trade, colonization, decolonization and the unparalleled and unmatched contributions African people have made. to human civilization. For further information, contact Jason Aryeh, Lecturer in Dance, at

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Dance in New York City Field Study  -  Maymester 2024  (May 14 – June 5, 2024)

This Maymester course offers first-hand dance experience in New York City, dancing and exploring the historic dance scene in the city. Students will participate in classes around the city dance centers including STEPS on Broadway, BROADWAY DANCE CENTER, PERIDANCE and GIBNEY COMMUNITY DANCE CENTER, as well as visits theatres, professional schools, and the Dance Collection at the New York Public Library for Performing Arts; network with professionals, learn professional practices in preparing for job auditions, and attend performances. Readings, discussions, and reflective practice activities. Scholarships available!

For further information, contact Dr. Lisa Fusillo at

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Other Dance Study Away Options

Previous dance majors have worked with the UGA Office of International Education to connect with worldwide universities and colleges to fulfill a semester-long study abroad in dance, such as a spring semester at the University of Roehampton in London, England, earning a full semester of course credits. A UGA dance graduate earned a Master’s Degree at the London School of Contemporary Dance/University of Kent partnership.

Dance majors have also participated in the UGA at Oxford Program for a full semester and for the summer program. The University of Georgia offers its students over 100 faculty-led study abroad programs and more than 50 exchange programs. The UGA Office of International Education assists UGA's international engagement through international collaboration with universities and institutions  worldwide. For moreinformation, go to:

The Department of Dance is part of the Franklin College of Arts, which offers Study Abroad programs in Antarctica, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Bali, Costa Rica, Croatia, Fiji, France, Germany, India, Italy, South Africa, Tanzania, Ukraine, United Kingdom - Britain and Ireland, as well as the UGA at Oxford program. For more information, go to: :


Domestic Field Study

University of Georgia Domestic Field Study programs provide students with place-based and site-specific learning opportunities within the United States. Some Field Study programs include tours of museums, archaeological digs, geological sites, and other experiences where the site constitutes an important resource for instruction.  Programs and information can be found at:

Click on the “Global Education” tab and then select “Field Study” in the dropdown options.


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