"Music, Mountains & Culture : Appalachian Folk Arts", An Intercultural Excursion / June 27-July 7, 2019

Scenes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Contra dance, and an Appalachian music concert at the Swannanoa Gathering

Scenes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Contra dance, and an Appalachian music concert at the Swannanoa Gathering

Building friendships and cultural awareness through a shared experience engaging in experiential and physical challenges. Substantive exposure and immersion to Appalachian Folk Arts, culture and outdoor activities.  Deepening intercultural skills and knowledge through exposure to a wide range of cultural traditions that engage the mind, body and spirit.  Includes facilitated and informal dialogues with participants and a community of others.  

This program is a “pilot” program to increase intercultural learning within a domestic setting.  As such, we're prioritizing student applications but this program is also to Gannon Staff.  We can only take 8 persons (plus two program leaders) as we'll be traveling in a 12-seater van.

Applications are due by Friday, June 7thParticipant group will be confirmed by Friday June 14, 2019.  Please contact Sarah Speir at 814-871-7132 or speir003@gannon.edu if you have any questions.

APPLY: HERE (Engage-U) For questions contact or stop by the Office of Global Support & Student Engagement in 202 Beyer Hall, globalsupport@gannon.edu / Tel: (814) 871-7132

Program Costs

Food (not included) estimated cost at $15/day = $150

Excursion Costs:  $160 (Bike Rental, Museums, Concerts, and Dances)

Lodging ($10/night) = $90 (Appalachian Folk School)

Total Cost:  $250 / Program Schedule

* Open to All Gannon Students and Staff

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