Study Abroad

Spend a semester or year abroad with PAA to build your artistic skills and enrich your perspective as a musician, dancer, or actor. All programs listed under "Study Abroad" include an academic transcript from an accredited university, so getting academic credit for these programs should be easy, depending on the regulations at your home university. We also have a select number of full degree programs! Our study abroad programs are mostly practice-based and allow you to focus on your selected discipline, assuring that you take most or all of your courses in your area of expertise and that you have multiple courses from which to choose. From Irish Dance to Italian Opera, we offer a broad range of programs that are centered in the study of performance. Deepen your understanding of your craft by being immersed in a new culture and learn specific techniques that will make you more well-rounded as a performer and stand out at auditions.

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  • "Introduction to the London Stage" Summer Course

    Explore the wide diversity of theatre in London, using the city as your classroom and receiving 5 academic credits in three weeks from the renowned University of Roehampton in a course called “Intro... Read more

  • Dance Semester in London

    Spend a semester or year training at the best university dance program in the United Kingdom. Classes are offered in a variety of styles by renowned dancers from all over the world. You can fill your... Read more

  • Theatre Semester in London

    Study dramatic theory, performance studies, theatre history, and more in the city where modern theatre began. You’ll take diverse courses from prominent faculty at Roehampton University, one of Lond... Read more

  • Dance Semester in Ireland

    Limerick is the performing arts cultural capital of Ireland, and home to the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance where you will train with some of the world's most notable instructors. Many courses... Read more

  • Music Semester in Ireland

    Hosted by the University of Limerick, the prestigious Irish World Academy of Music and Dance is a world-class “space where musicians, dancers, composers, singers, conductors and choreographers explo... Read more

  • Dance Semester in Italy

    Study dance in Florence, one of Italy’s most important cultural centers and the capital of the region of Tuscany. Excellence in the performing arts is part of the very identity of Florence. Take ... Read more

  • Music Semester in Italy

    Study vocal or instrumental music in Florence, the birthplace of opera and one of Italy’s most important cultural centers as the capital of the region of Tuscany. Musical excellence is part of the v... Read more

  • Music Summer Study in Florence, Italy

    Spend your summer studying vocal or instrumental music in Florence, the birthplace of opera and one of Italy’s most important cultural centers as the capital of the region of Tuscany. Musical excell... Read more

  • Music Winter Study in Florence, Italy

    Welcome the New Year by studying vocal or instrumental music in Florence, the birthplace of opera and one of Italy’s most important cultural centers as the capital of the region of Tuscany. Musical ... Read more

  • Dance Semester in New Zealand

    Study dance at New Zealand’s oldest university! The dance world in New Zealand is thriving, with a fascinating blend of Maori traditional dance, contemporary and modern, and many other styles. Dur... Read more

  • Film Semester in New Zealand

    Study film from an extensive course offering at New Zealand’s oldest university. The film industry in New Zealand is booming and filmmakers from this island nation have won 16 Academy Awards from 4... Read more

  • Music Semester in New Zealand

    Study music at New Zealand’s oldest university! The music world in New Zealand is thriving, and you will have the chance to take courses in a wide variety of musical styles and instruments, play in... Read more

  • Theater Semester in New Zealand

    Study theater at New Zealand’s oldest university! The theater world in New Zealand is thriving, and you will have the chance to take courses in a wide variety of courses. Every Thursday and Friday... Read more

  • Music Semester in Athens, Greece

    Spend a semester taking courses in composition, world music, theory, piano, voice, music history, and more while calling the ancient city of Athens home. You’ll be centrally located with access to m... Read more

  • Summer Theater Production in Athens, Greece

    Spend a month of your summer studying the process of producing a play in the place theater was born. With the ancient city of Athens as your background, you will explore the roles of all the collabora... Read more

  • Theater Semester in Athens, Greece

    Spend a semester studying acting, Shakespeare, and other performing arts courses in the place where theater was born! With the ancient city of Athens as your background, you will have the opportunity ... Read more