J Rêve International’s programs aim to explore the intersection of art and culture in order to elevate the consciousness of humanity, advance human intelligence and strengthen social dialogue and international relations. Our participants are primarily educators, artists and young professionals interested in interactive global experiences that expand their cultural proficiency.
Ghana – Feb 15-22, 2020
7-night /8-day Program Fee $2500*:
*Double occupancy rate. Single occupancy adds $650: limited availability upon request. Confirm your registration by October 15th, and save $100!
*Save an additional $50 for referring another confirmed registrant ($100 max referrals). International airfare and travel insurance are not included, however, we can assist you in securing both.
* Special STEAM/Arts Integration curriculum for educators interested in receiving PD hours certificate. Global Arts Education fellowship is available to one educator (covers the majority of the program fee). Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about fellowship opportunity.
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Example Itinerary for Ghana Program
Sat. 15t h Feb. 2020 (Day 1) Arrival – Accra
Upon arrival at the Kotoka International Airport, a representative of Blastours will meet group for a transfer to the hotel. Depending on the time of arrival, we can drive by the National Theatre to James Town, old Accra for an evening walking tour. End the day with dinner to a live band performance . Overnight stay at Coconut Grove Regency*** (or similar) in Accra (D)
Sun. 16t h Feb. (Day 2) Accra
Start the day with a visit to the Artists Alliance Art Gallery for contemporary African art. This is a well-respected gallery of painting and sculpture by established and up-and-coming Ghanaian artists. Have a one-on-one with the patron artist bringing all these works together. Continue to the fantasy coffin makers , who make coffins to reflects an ambition or trade of the person for whom it was made. Meet the man behind this fascinating trade. Drive by the Osu Castle (Christiansborg), which was originally built by the Danes, then by the Independence square to the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum (the final resting place of Dr. Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana’s first President). Overnight stay at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel (or similar) in Accra (B)
Mon. 17t h Feb. (Day 3) Akosombo– Kumasi (250km)
Set off for the Ashanti Region, where we visit the craft villages of Ntonso , a village famous for adinkra design. Learn the process of Adinkra printing from a Master. Also visit Adanwomase (Kente), to interact with locals and to learn traditional skills like kente weaving, palmwine tapping, farming, etc. End the day with a brief stopover at the Kejetia Market , (the largest open air market in West Africa). Overnight stay at the Noda Hotel *** in Kumasi ( B)
Tues. 18t h Feb. (Day 4) Kumasi – Elmina (225km)
Start the day with a visit to the Manhyia Palace Museum , the seat of the Ashanti Kingdom. Continue to the K.N. University of Science and Technology (KNUST) for a short tour of the campus, which will include a visit to the it’s College of Arts and Social Science for a short lecture on African Art. Depart for the Central Region with a stopover at Assin Manso , where slaves were kept, had a last bath in the “Donko Nsuo” before shipment to the New World. Spend the night at the Coconut Grove Beach Resort (or similar) in Elmina (B)
Wed. 19t h Feb. (Day 5) Elmina
Start the day with a visit to the Elmina Castle . Experience a guided tour through the ancient town of Elmina, the harbor with its colorful fishing canoes and the fish market. Visit the Asafo Shrines , where warriors prepared mentally and spiritually before going to war. Witness an Asafo traditional dance performance by a local troupe. In the early evening, we join in a drum and dance class. Spend the night at the Coconut Grove Beach Resort (or similar) in Elmina (B)
Thurs. 20t h Feb. (Day 6) Elmina – Cape Coast – Accra (160km)
Start the day with a visit to the Cape Coast Castle , another well preserved castle, declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site for a guided tour. Continue with a brief Q & A at the University of Cape Coast. After lunch at a local restaurant, we return to Accra along a coastline marked with forts. In Accra, group will witness a talk party of spoken word, poetry & music, a collaborative effort between Ehalakasa and the National Theatre of Ghana. This is to create awareness for poetry, spoken word, the arts at large, unearth and expose talents and poetry as a medium for global development. Proceeds from this event will be solely used to develop and advance the course of poetry in Ghana. Overnight stay at Roots Hotel (or similar) in Accra (B/L)
Fri. 21s t Feb. (Day 7) Accra
Start the day with a visit to the Dubois Centre for Pan Africanism. Visit its library to view a collection of works related to Dr. DuBois and Pan Africanism. Join in cooking lessons for a traditional dish. Create several West African traditional dishes and then enjoy eating the feast prepared. Meet one of Ghana’s most versatile musicians and leader of the Hewale Sounds (or similar). End the day at the School of Performing Arts at the University of Ghana also to meet up with a reknowned lecturer of the faculty and to watch a drama performance by students. Overnight stay at Roots Hotel (or similar) in Accra ( B/L/D)
Sat. 22n d Feb. (Day 8) Accra – Departure Free morning with options including a visit to the Makola Market, the Arts Centre for National Culture, the Oxford street and its shops, etc. In the late afternoon, we check into airport for departure. No overnight stay (B)
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Above Tour Cost Does Not Include :
- Travel Insurance (We highly recommend all participants acquire travel insurance)
- Meals mentioned in the itinerary
- Expenses of personal nature such as drinks, telephone calls, beverages, laundry bills etc
- Tips and porter charges at the Airport and Hotels
- Any additional expenses incurred due to any flight delay or cancellation, weather conditions, political closures, technical faults, etc
- Any other service/s not specified above
- Dinner outside the hotel
We believe that stimulating, intellectual exchanges cultivate creativity and enhance performance in education, careers, and personal lives. In turn, we hope that your experience abroad will benefit those you serve in your work and those with whom you associate in your community activities.
Certificates available for Educators receiving PD credits.
J Rêve International LLC is registered with the NYC Department of Education (FAMIS) systems (as well as the City of New York, if required) under FAMIS vendor number JRE594342. PD certificate presented upon program completion.
About J Rêve International
J Rêve International cultivates global creativity by curating arts education programming. We service artists, educators, programmers, students, and advocates who are passionate about the role that creativity play in our global lives. We educate and equip current and future leaders with skills, experiences, network, and knowledge necessary to be meaningfully creative, and encourage the enrichment of young people and society at large.
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