Whether it’s interning in London, studying in Spain or doing research in Germany, most Hobart and William Smith students will have had some kind of international learning experience before they graduate.
With some planning, Dance majors can travel abroad and still graduate on time. While the Center for Global Education offers abroad programs on six continents, Dance faculty lead a robust program to Auckland, New Zealand. Programs in Germany, Denmark, Argentina, Bali, and South Africa may also offer students opportunities to study dance while abroad. Students have participated in dance technique classes from international teachers in international settings, attended various performances by artists around the world, performed in various artists’ venues, and taught dance in the local communities. Some students have also had the opportunity to enroll in dance-related courses that were being offered through the various international universities. Taking a personal initiative to pursue dance while abroad enriches the overall experience and provides a valuable learning opportunity.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges offer a program in Auckland, New Zealand in cooperation with the University of Auckland. The program is designed to be of particular relevance to students interested in the field of education and will offer the opportunity for those students needing a practice teaching assignment as part of their education studies to pursue a field placement in a local school.
Once in Bali, our “classroom” will be an actual professionally operating artistic conservatory where students will be working with, performing with, and surrounded by professional artists of Bali. Students will be immersed in various aspects of Balinese performing arts including Dance, Masked Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance, Shadow Puppetry, and Mask Carving. Courses will be taught alongside master artists at the Mekar Bhuana Conservatory in Depansar, Bali. This conservatory is also home to numerous antique Balinese instruments including antique gamelan sets.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges maintain an affiliation with Rhodes University in Makhanda, an institution with a world-wide reputation for academic excellence and rigor. Rhodes is distinctive among South African universities for its small size (7,000 students) which enables close mentorship and collaboration between students and faculty.