The Gambia is a small, English speaking country in the heart of West Africa. Surrounded on three sides by Senegal and one by the ocean the country is a small strip along the Gambia River. With over 20 tribes and 7 languages, the Gambia is an amazing mix of cultures and people.
This Program will give you a true experience of Africa you will live as a local, eating the traditional foods of the country, and studying under some of the best teachers available today in the disciplines of your choice.
Many also choose to do a path of service and volunteer in local schools and organizations during their visits, and they help place you with a program if you are interested. While in the Gambia, you will be able to study your choice, and any combination of:
• Kora• Drumming (Djembe, Sabare / Wolof, Mandinka)
• Djembe Carving (for longer stays only)
• Traditional Dance
• Batik and Tye Dying
• Wood Carving
• Local Languages (Mandinka, Wolof, Jola, etc..)
• Local Cooking
There are fall, spring, and summer sessions, and personalized sessions can also be arranged based around your schedule. For more info go to http://www.gambianculture.com/