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  • Locations: Dubreka, Guinea
  • Program Terms: Summer, Winter break
  • Restrictions: Rochester applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.8
Housing: Field site Area of study: Dance, Music
Program Description:
Experience Guinea Tri-Fold Brochure rev. 4.24.23.pdf
          Experience Guinea with Fana Bangoura!
        Fana      Fana 2           
        “Fana is amazing!  I have learned so much studying with him”  Student

Watch a short video on all you will experience in Guinea created by past participants, Yaa Cunningham and Stephaun Ward. 

Another video from Sasha Murray can be accessed here

Experience Guinea: Exploration in Drumming, Dance, and Historical Context

Program dates: 12/27-1/15/24 

Three amazing weeks of study with Master Drummer, Dancer and UR adjunct faculty member Fana Bangoura. Intensive study that includes historical lecture, live performances by professional artist and a mini-festival for students to showcase their work.
Experience the culture among the mountains of Dubreka. Dance and drum in the lively compound and relax under a mango tree.  This trip will be pure Guinea. 

What is included in the program fee? 
  • Lodging
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • 2 bottled waters per day   
  • Dance and Drum Classes
  • Certificates of completion from Guinea Minister of Culture and Ballet Fareta 
(Students are responsible for paying for their airfare, passport, visa, yellow fever vaccination, travel expenses, weekend travel/activities and food outside of the compound)
 Total program fee is TBD This includes housing and most meals
  1. $500 Non- refundable deposit 
Where will I be housed? Will meals be included? 

Students will be housed in a modern privately owned compound in Dubreka less than an hour north of the capital Conakry.
Housing includes a living room, porch and bathtub/shower.  Double rooms with twin beds are provided.  The compound sits with a beautiful view of the mountains.
Dining area includes two porches that are attached to the housing area for a convenient community atmosphere. Three traditional Guinean meals per day are provided.  Dishes will include rice, sauce, lamb, chicken, fish and fresh fruit and vegetables.  Vegetarian options available upon request.  The community market is nearby for those who would like additional food items.

Who can I contact for more information?

            Fana Bangoura
                                              Fana 5
Scholarships for UR Faculty Education Abroad Programs
UR Scholarships
You may be eligible to receive a scholarship for this Program. Read the Scholarships document in your Learning Content for details.
Other scholarships
There are many scholarships and funding sources, both need and merit-based, for education abroad, and we encourage you to apply.  Visit our Scholarships page for more information.
Do not wait until the last minute to research what you may be eligible for, as scholarships are competitive, and will not be awarded for poorly-written applications. Scholarships for short-term and summer programs, and for international students, are limited, so it’s especially important to begin looking for scholarships sooner, rather than later.  
Applications may require a copy of your official transcript, essays or personal statement, letters of recommendation, and financial aid information.


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.