Throughout the Spring and Fall semester 2019, I worked on developing a new faculty lead study abroad program for UMBC.
DANCE in DENMARK is an intensive three-week long study abroad program that foregrounds dance as a lens through which students learn about the cultural fabric of Denmark, community engagement and meaningful social change. The program consists of two key components: 1) Dance studies – studying contemporary and urban dance forms; and 2) Danish culture immersion. The cultural component includes looking at the influence dance and other performance forms have on the rise and shaping of social democracy in Denmark; first-hand experiences of Danish culture through authentic social exchange; and visits to historical and cultural sites.
DANC 299: Dance in Denmark is offered through UMBC and students enroll in one of the colleges under the University of Maryland system are eligible for applying for the program.
Next program will be Winter 2022