Performing Arts Abroad (PAA) offers unique and fulfilling international performing arts programs to individuals and groups, enhancing understanding of our diverse world through the transformative arts of theater, music, and dance. Our organization sends students and professionals on trips for study abroad, internships, volunteering, and career workshops. PAA believes the experience of cross-cultural collaboration is invaluable for performing artists and is committed to providing international programming of the highest caliber to promote a more global perspective for our participants.
Competitive Prices. Our study abroad, internship, and volunteer programs are reasonably priced. We offer many affordable opportunities and always make sure our participants are getting a great value.
Diverse Program Offerings. Whether you are looking to study opera in Italy, volunteer with a Circus Arts group in Costa Rica, or intern at a dance studio in Thailand, PAA has a program that is right for you. Through PAA you can enrich your craft through such varied experiences as creating a theater performance with a marginalized community or attending courses at London’s number one school for dance.
A Focus on Performance in All Opportunities. Many international education organizations talk about their theater, music, and dance programs, but upon closer inspection participants find limited opportunities. When you enroll in a study abroad program or begin interning or volunteering with Performing Arts Abroad, you will not have to worry about being stuck behind a desk. All of our partnerships with international arts organizations are specifically developed so the PAA participant is involved in the creative process of the arts group. For study abroad opportunities, we make sure that students can take nearly their entire course load in their chosen discipline. By focusing on the performance aspect of theater, music, and dance, participants gain specific training in their craft and are able to bring their own arts experiences to an international community.
Run by Arts Practitioners. Performing Arts Abroad is run by individuals with degrees in performing and fine arts who are passionate about theater, music, and dance. We believe performance is based in the culture of a community, and in order to truly understand it participants need to understand the culture. For this reason we include cultural activities and excursions in most of our programs as well as providing readings and orientations for participants. As performers ourselves, we are well aware of the value of arts as a transformative experience.
Flexible programs, including the chance to customize a group program: Most of our opportunities offer flexible start dates and program lengths in order for you to find exactly what you are looking for. In addition, Performing Arts Abroad offers customized group programs for university faculty members or community arts organizations. These opportunities could be short-term college courses, discipline-based tour trips, or international volunteering for a small group. In addition, if you are an individual participant looking for a specific opportunity that PAA does not offer, please contact us to see if we can offer this program in the future.