Ghana

In Ghana, there is a fascinating intersection between old and new, traditional and modern. Lonely Planet notes that "you’ll see men and women in traditional clothes text messaging friends and suited businessmen taking offerings to tribal chiefs." From the moment you step off the plane, you will be blown away by the gracious hospitality you encounter from all of Ghana's numerous and diverse ethnic groups. While there is no huge iconic landform such as Lake Victoria or Mt. Kilimanjaro in East Africa (see our Kenya programs for more details), Ghana is blessed with hundreds of miles of beautiful beaches, as well as intriguing landmarks such as Cape Coast Castle, a chilling reminder of the country's role in the Atlantic slave trade many centuries ago. Ghana is easy to navigate, especially with the help of our local guides, and is sometimes called "Africa for beginners," due in large part to the prominence of English as an official national language, and the country's notable lack of violence or political conflict in its recent history. The performing arts permeate every facet of society, and in many cultures, music and dance represent the most sacred aspects of life.

  • Filter by:

Programs

  • Dance Training in Ghana

    Receive state of the art training in multiple West African dance forms, as well as drumming, dance, Ghanaian xylophone, and other instruments. You will be training and living at a dance center on the... Read more

  • Ghana Summer Dance Program

    This three-week dance training program gives you the opportunity to learn West African dance, gyil music (a Ghanaian xylophone), drumming, singing, batik and tie-dye making, kente weaving, beads makin... Read more

  • Ghana Summer Music Program

    This three-week training program gives you the opportunity to learn gyil music (a Ghanaian xylophone), drumming, singing, dancing, batik and tie-dye making, kente weaving, beads making, and basket wea... Read more

  • Ghana Winter Break Dance Program

    On this program, you will have the unique opportunity to participate in festivals, rituals, ceremonies, and initiation celebrations in a Northern Ghanaian village. You will fly into the capital city ... Read more

  • Ghana Winter Break Music Program

    Bring in the New Year jamming by moonlight with a traditional music festival in a remote Ghanaian village, followed by state-of-the-art training at a music center in Accra. The Ghanaian gyil xylophon... Read more

  • Music Training in Ghana

    Receive state of the art training in multiple West African musical forms, including drumming, Ghanaian xylophone, and other instruments. You will be working and living at a music center on the outskir... Read more