Study Abroad In Ghana

14 DAYS summer program. Open to the general public

May 29 – June 11, 2024

Total Music Immersion

Learn about Ghanaian Music and Culture


May 29 – June 11, 2024


Performing Arts and Workshop

Innovative Drumming programs for students and educators


May 29 – June 11, 2024


Discover the Beauty and Rhythm of Ghana with Sankofa Music Immersion

Embark on a transformative journey into Ghanaian culture through the captivating art forms of traditional drumming, dance, and exploration. Our immersive program invites you to delve into the vibrant rhythm of Ghana, delving into intensive music training and an awe-inspiring expedition across the country. From lush rainforests and majestic national parks to ancient cities, historic slave trade castles, pristine beaches, and bustling markets – experience the rich tapestry of Ghana’s diverse landscapes.

Join our summer study abroad program in Ghana, West Africa, and witness life in African culture firsthand. With Sankofa Music Immersion, you’ll have unparalleled opportunities to fully immerse yourself in every facet of Ghanaian and West African life and culture. Dive into the captivating world of West African performing arts, mastering the enchanting sounds of music, the exhilarating rhythms of drumming, and the expressive movements of dance.

Our fourteen-day program is carefully crafted to provide an unforgettable educational experience. Expand your horizons, forge lifelong connections, and embrace the spirit of Ghana through our unique program. Are you ready to embark on a journey of musical discovery and cultural immersion? Join Sankofa Music Immersion today!


Enrollment is open to students and professionals worldwide, as well as the general public. Immerse yourself in the culturally-rich and musically-motivated traditions of Ghana with Sankofa Music Immersion. Whether you’re a student or a professional seeking an authentic experience, this program is designed especially for you. Discover Ghana’s vibrant musical heritage in an innovative and engaging way. Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

Program Highlights

  • Precision drum, bell and shaker technique for a round, full ensemble sound
  • Recitation of “drum language” using spoken syllables that help improve language skills and develop aural memory
  • Stepping and sticking exercises that use full-body kinesthetic learning to develop off-beat timing and greater comfort with polyrhythms
  • Traditional songs from Ghana that help students connect with a different culture through its native language
  • Integration with core curriculum that uses music, dance and multimedia presentations to help bring other curricular areas to life
  • Explore a country rich in African cultural and historical sites

Experience The Culture

Experience The Culture

Experience The Culture

Experience The Culture

Experience The Culture

Experience The Culture

Embark on a Journey into a Vibrant Culture

Immerse yourself in the richness of traditional African culture by residing at the esteemed Sankofa Cultural Institute. Here, you will be warmly embraced by both fellow participants and a welcoming African family, who will open their hearts and home to you. As you become a cherished member of their family, you’ll gain an authentic understanding of their vibrant way of life.Explore a country brimming with awe-inspiring African cultural heritage and historical landmarks, as you delve into its captivating past and embrace the legacy it holds.

Workshop & Clinics

Innovative drumming programs for students and educators.


My journey in Ghana with Sankofa Music Immersion was absolutely extraordinary. From the moment I arrived, I was captivated by the rich culture and the warmth of the Ghanaian people. Under the guidance of Ghanaian musical maestros, I had the privilege to study and rehearse alongside true masters of their craft. The countless adventures and explorations we embarked on, both in the serene countryside and the vibrant city, opened my eyes to the incredible beauty and diversity of this remarkable country. The knowledge and passion of our guides, particularly Kwame and his team, made every moment of this experience unforgettable. Sankofa Music Immersion has given me memories and learning that I will forever cherish. It truly was a life-changing opportunity.

Jonathan Mitchel

Blair School of Music '19, Sankofa Music Immersion

The Sankofa Music Immersion experience surpassed all my expectations! From the moment I set foot in Accra, I was completely engulfed in the vibrancy of Ghanaian culture. Our extraordinary guide, Elom Tsatsu, led us on an extraordinary journey, visiting not only Accra but also Cape Coast, Elmina, Shamar, Kumasi, and even the breathtaking Volta region. The dance classes at Lagon University in Accra provided invaluable educational insights. This program has left an indelible mark on me, creating lifelong memories. Join Sankofa Music Immersion today and embark on your own unforgettable adventure!

Ian Herrera

Blair School of Music ‘19

The experience was incredible! From the moment I arrived in Accra, I was fully immersed in the vibrant Ghanaian culture. Our amazing tour guide, Elom Tsatsu, took us on a remarkable journey, visiting five cities including Accra, Cape Coast, Elmina, Shamar, Kumasi, and even exploring the beautiful Volta region. The dance classes at Lagon University in Accra provided valuable educational insights. This program truly exceeded my expectations and left me with lifelong memories. Join Sankofa Music Immersion today and embark on your own unforgettable adventure!

Maraba Raznik

Student Vanderbilt Universty