Performing Arts Abroad
Performing Arts Abroad Programs
Jump in to this intensive program and train in London’s West End in musical theater with some of the most accomplished actors, dancers, stage combat instructors, and directors...
Train with esteemed instructors at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London’s finest school for theater! Performing Arts Abroad is teaming up with the prestigious...
Performing Arts Abroad Reviews
Submitted by Alice - - | December 29, 2016
Costa Rica was such an incredible and beautiful place! I met some awesome people and was fully immersed in the Costa Rican lifestyle. I would definitely go back to the country to do more travelling as there is so much more to see.
10 Week Theatre Internship
Submitted by Pkainoac - Waimanalo United States | December 20, 2016
My 10 weeks in Barcelona were the best of my life. I specifically loved my roommates and my apartment. The location was amazing and the girls I lived with are people that I will keep in contact with for years to come. The program staff from SAE were awesome and they made the transition so easy. As for my internship, I have some mixed feelings on it. Noah, my boss, was really nice, he never gave me any work that was too difficult, and working there gave me a lot of free time. Ok the flip side of that, I would have liked to have work that challenged me a little bit more, and I felt like I was wasting my time with nothing to do, considering I was supposed to have a 20 hour work week that was actually only 9 hours. Noah also wasn't really prepared to have an intern, seeing as we worked out of his apartment, which was strange, and he simply didn't have enough work for me. I actually was so bored at some points that I was working with one of my roomates on her internship. Besides all of that, the number one issue is that the internship didn't fall into my area of interest at all. My area of interest is primarily in the world of musical theatre and backstage work such as props and costuming. BIG is an improv group, so there weren't really any real theatre aspects at all, and in addition, my work did not involve any of the performances. The work that I was doing was educational from a business standpoint, but that isn't what I was looking for. I think that if the other issues of hours and amount of work were fixed I would have been ok with the lack of relevance, but the combination made me wish I had asked to be moved to another internship. I know that part of the issue is that I am not a Spanish speaker and that made it hard to locate a theatre for me to work in, but I honestly would rather have been placed somewhere else that fell out of my category but was a better work environment.
Program: Theater Internship in Spain
A surreal and transformative journey
Submitted by Rachel Helten - - | December 12, 2016
I will need time to ruminate more about my experience and I feel words will never truly be able to express the magnitude of gratitude I feel for my experiences I had abroad. I learned much about my limitations and strengths. The PAA organization especially Diana helped me adjust to the new environment exceptionally well. I felt safe and prepared to adapt to the new paradigm with the knowledge given to me prior, the remarkably wonderful family I was placed in, the people of Sinamune with their hearts of Gold and the incredible Diana (our coordinator from Ecuador). I am beyond pleased with my experience. I feel I could have stayed happily for several more months.
Program: Dance Internship in Ecuador
Study abroad in New Zealand
Submitted by NiaDelia - Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts | November 28, 2016
Overall, this experience has been the most incredible and life-changing few months. I have made fantastic new relationships and lifelong friendships. The scenery, the classes, and the people were all fantastic and I found New Zealand to be an amazing country to live in.
Program: Dance Semester in New Zealand
PAA England dance semester
Submitted by alyssamsawinski - - | November 02, 2016
Thoroughly enjoyed my time abroad. I enjoyed it so much that I extended my studies for an additional semester. Choosing to study abroad was one of the best decisions I have made in my life. I learned so much about not only myself, but other cultures as well. I was able to travel and see more of the world while I was abroad, and for that, I am thankful.
The PAA department was very helpful when I needed their help and I felt safe with this corporation.
Program: Dance Semester in England