Dance

MAPs are being updated

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 related coursework. This is meant to highlight a variety of programs by region; please note there are many more available beyond what is listed here and this is not a guaranteed list for credit transfer. Students will still need to meet with their departments to discuss fulfilling degree requirements.

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Advisor

Cher Carnell

Advisor for Dance

Office: High Street Hall 19

Advising Info

See Cher for information or assistance in transferring study abroad credits to your Dance program.

After you decide on a program and the courses you will take abroad, you must meet with an Advisor to complete the EdAbroad Departmental Academic Advising Form.

The form must be completed before you leave on your study abroad program.

Things to consider.

For information about the Dance degree program, please refer to the Dance BFA requirements listed on the University Catalog.

All other courses in the Dance Department can be found using the Course Description search feature of the University Catalog.

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

Africa

Ghana

  • ISEP - University of Ghana (Legon), 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
  • 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
  • USAC - University of Ghana, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

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

South Africa

Asia

India

  • AIFS - Hyderabad India, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • World Dance Experience, Movement and Culture, Dance History, Choreography, Functional Alignment
  • CIEE - Arts & Sciences - India, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

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

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

  • ISEP - Hanyang University, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Options in:

    • World Dance Experience, Contemporary Dance, Ballet, History of Dance, Movement and Culture, Repertory, Performance

Central America

Costa Rica

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

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

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

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

    • World Dance Experience

Dominican Republic

Europe

Czech Republic

England

  • Western Exchange - University of Hull, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
    • Functional Alignment, Anatomy for Dancers
  • ISEP - University of Roehampton, 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!
  • ISEP - University of Sunderland, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
    • Contemporary Dance, Choreography, Performance
  • 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

France

Greece

  • AIFS - Athens, Summer Quarter

    English options in:

    • History of Dance, Contemporary Dance, Functional Alignment

Ireland

  • API - Galway, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Movement and Culture, World Dance Experience
  • CEA - Galway, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Movement and Culture, World Dance Experience
  • ISA - Galway, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Movement and Culture, World Dance Experience

Italy

  • API - Florence, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    English options in:

    • Contemporary Dance, World Dance Experience, Ballet

Malta

  • ISEP - University of Malta, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter

    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

  • ISA - Australia, Spring Semester, Summer Quarter, Fall Quarter

    Options depending on location:

    • Choreography, Functional Alignment, Anatomy for Dancers, Contemporary Dance, World Dance Experience, Movement and Culture
  • Western Exchange - University of Newcastle, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
    • Movement and Culture, Dance Arts in Education
  • Western Exchange - Edith Cowan University, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
    • Ballet, Performance, Contemporary Dance, Functional Alignment, History of Dance, Choreography, Dance Arts in Education, Movement and Culture, Dance and Technology
  • API - Sydney, Spring Semester, Fall Quarter
    • Contemporary Dance, History of Dance, Performance

South America

Argentina

Chile

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

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

    • World Dance Experience