Dance

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These pages are currently under revision, and may not have a complete list of programs. Please contact Hannah Nevitt to explore all program options.

The following programs offer significant coursework and performance immersion opportunities for Dance. This is meant to highlight a variety of programs by region. Please note there are many other options available beyond what is listed. This is not a guaranteed list for credit transfer. Students must obtain department advisor approval for fulfilling degree requirements. Students must apply to both the provider through the links below, and to WWU Education Abroad.

University Catalog: Dance BFA requirements, Dance, BA, Dance Minor all other courses in Dance can be found using the Course Description search feature.

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Advisor

Susan Haines

Director of Dance

Office: CM 113B

Advising Info

After you decide on a program and the courses you will take abroad, you must complete the Departmental Academic Advising Esign Form with your academic advisor. The form must be completed before your program commences.   

Review Your Degree Works  

Web4U > Student > Student Records > Degree Works. Follow steps to see what you have completed, and what you still need for your degree plan. At least 50% of the credit hours required for the major/minor must be earned at Western.   

An official transcript from your program must be sent to Education Abroad for processing upon completion of your program.  

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Program Options

Study Abroad Provider

  • Independent organizations that facilitate or administer study abroad programs for students
  • Quarter, semester, academic year, calendar year, and summer
  • Pay a program fee that includes tuition, housing, etc. (varies)
  • More services provided
  • Often includes excursions, onsite pickup, varied housing options
  • Part time internships can be available for credit

Faculty-led Global Learning Program

  • WWU faculty organize and lead academic programs abroad
  • Quarter, summer, and academic breaks
  • Earn WWU credits and learn from WWU faculty abroad while studying with other WWU students
  • Pay tuition and fees at WWU in addition to a program fee for onsite costs

Western Exchange

  • Bilateral agreements between WWU and universities abroad to exchange students
  • Chance of placement is high
  • Semester and year-long options
  • Pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees
  • Room & board paid onsite
  • Take courses with international students at universities abroad
  • Eligibility requirements vary
  • More independent and less services

ISEP Exchange

  • ISEP stands for International Student Exchange Program
  • Students can choose from over 135 universities in 36 different countries
  • Students provide ISEP with a list of preferred sites. Chance of placement varies from site to site.
  • Semester & year-long options only
  • Pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees
  • Room & board paid to WWU
  • Take courses with international students at universities abroad
  • More independent and less services provided

Research, Fellowships & Grants

UK Fulbright: University of Roehampton - Master's Programs in Dance

The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.

In the UK, master's degrees are typically one-year programmes (full-time) and PhDs are three-year programmes (full-time).

Award amount: Full tuition waiver, £16,500 living stipend

UK Fulbright: Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance Award

Covers the first year of any MA or doctoral degree program in Music or dance offered by the university.

The living stipend is intended as a contribution towards general maintenance costs towards the first year in the UK.

In the UK, master's degrees are typically one-year programmes (full-time) and PhDs are three-year programmes (full-time).

Award amount: Full tuition waiver, £15,500 living stipend

Fulbright Fellowship/Student Program

The Fulbright U.S. Student Program offers research, study, and teaching opportunities in over 140 countries to recent graduates and graduate students.

Award amount: Subject to the availability of federally-appropriated funds

Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship

For Pell Grant eligible students

Award amount: Grants averaging up to $3,000 for Summer, $5,000 for Semester/Quarter, $8,000 for Critical Language Study

Africa

Ghana

  • ISEP Direct - University of Ghana, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter, Academic Year

    English options in:

    • World Dance Experience, Movement and Culture, Functional Alignment, Anatomy for Dancers, Dance and Technology, Choreography, Contemporary Dance, Dance History
  • CIEE - Arts & Sciences - Ghana, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • World Dance Experience, Movement and Culture, Functional Alignment, Anatomy for Dancers, Dance and Technology, Choreography, Contemporary Dance, Dance History

Morocco

  • ISA Service Learning - Meknes, Morocco, Summer Quarter

    $2,850 4-week summer.  Placement site, housing, meals & airport pickup.

    Additional $275 for 3 quarter credits

    • Placements 
      • Cultural Center - participants will have opportunities to help with teaching various classes, including English, computer science, dance classes, sports, music, video editing, theatre, photoshop, drawing and painting, coaching, cinema.

South Africa

Asia

Malaysia

  • ISEP - Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • World Dance Experience, Ballet, Functional Alignment, Choreography, History of Dance, Dance and Technology, Movement and Culture

South Korea

Central America

Costa Rica

  • ISA Service Learning - San Jose, Costa Rica, Summer Quarter

    $2,750 4-week summer. Placement site, housing, meals, airport pickup. Additional $275 for 3 quarter credits

    • Placements 
      • Center for Dance, Theatre & Circus -promoting appreciation of environment, art, music & tech.
      • Music & Cultural Center - assist the center's music professors with workshops and classes.
      • After School Program - engage children by facilitation recreational activities, art, and music projects
      • Youth Development Center - youth education and recreation programming - TESOL, Technology, Human Resources, activities
      • Senior Citizen's Home - health & recreation- plan and lead recreational activities, dance, aerobics etc.
  • USAC - Heredia, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Available in Spanish (but “appropriate for all”):

    • World Dance Experience

Europe

England

  • Western Exchange - University of Hull - Pay In-State Tuition & Fees!, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
    • Functional Alignment, Anatomy for Dancers
  • ISA - London, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Options available through the University of Roehampton:

    • History of Dance, Contemporary Dance, Performance, Movement and Culture, Choreography, Fundamentals of Contemporary Partnering, Functional Alignment, Anatomy for Dancers, Dance and Technology, Dance Arts in Education
  • ISEP - University of Sunderland - Pay In-State Tuition & Fees!, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
    • Contemporary Dance, Choreography, Performance
  • ISEP - University of Roehampton - Pay In-State Tuition & Fees!, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
    • History of Dance, Contemporary Dance, Performance, Movement and Culture, Choreography, Fundamentals of Contemporary Partnering, Functional Alignment, Anatomy for Dancers, Dance and Technology, Dance Arts in Education
    • *MA programs are available in Dance Anthropology, Dance Politics & Sociology, Dance Philosophy & History, MFA Choreography, MRes Choreography and Performance, Choreomundus: International MA in Dance Knowledge, Practice & Heritage
    • *See Fulbright Fellowships for this university for MA programs!

France

Greece

  • AIFS - Athens, Summer Quarter

    English options in:

    • History of Dance, Contemporary Dance, Functional Alignment

Ireland

  • CEA - Galway, Spring Semester, Academic Year

    English options in:

    • Movement and Culture, World Dance Experience

Italy

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Malta

  • ISEP - University of Malta - Pay In-State Tuition and Fees!, Spring Semester, Academic Year

    English options in:

    • Performance, Choreography, Advanced Choreography, History of Dance, Dance and Technology, Contemporary Dance, Functional Alignment, Anatomy for Dancers, Dance Arts in Education, Directed Independent Study

Spain

  • USAC - Alicante, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • World Dance Experience
  • USAC - Madrid, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • World Dance Experience

Oceania

Australia

South America

Chile

  • USAC - Santiago, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Available in Spanish (but “appropriate for all”):

    • World Dance Experience

West Indies

Cuba

Dominican Republic

  • CIEE - Liberal Arts - Dominican Republic, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    Options available with Spanish instruction.

    • Dominican folklore is introduced through regional dances and musical instruments. Students learn to dance traditional merengue, bachata, and salsa (may be taken with other international students or with Dominicans).