Program Details

This interdisciplinary program consists of three courses: Arabic language instruction in Modern Standard Arabic, the Arabic Writing Seminar, and the Community Service Project.
Location:
Rabat, Morocco
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The SIT Morocco: Arabic Language and Community Service program offers intensive Arabic language study, community service, and cultural immersion during a seven-week summer program. Students hone their Arabic language skills through intensive language study in the classroom; onsite field exercises at souks, museums, and other settings throughout Morocco; homestays; and an in-depth community service project. Students also have group discussions with Moroccan university students. The program consists of three courses, for a total of nine credits: Modern Standard Arabic – Instruction is provided at three different levels: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. Students also learn useful and functional expressions in Moroccan Arabic (Darija). Community Service Project – Students gain practical work experience as a volunteer under both academic and professional supervision and guidance. Arabic Writing Seminar – Students at all levels are introduced to the writing skills necessary to produce a short research paper in Arabic.

This interdisciplinary program consists of three courses: Arabic language instruction in Modern Standard Arabic, the Arabic Writing Seminar, and the Community Service Project.

Setting Description:
During the excursion outside Rabat, students enjoy varied opportunities to practice their language skills while visiting historical sites such as Meknès, Volubilis, and Fès to explore Morocco’s history of dynasties, and while visiting small towns in the Rif Mountains, like Chefchaouen and Ouezzane. Students are exposed to rural life during a village stay in the region of Ouezzane. Students also spend a day on the Mediterranean shore in Cabo Negro. Highlights of the excursion include: Fès, Meknès, and Volubilis. Students walk through the labyrinth of the ninth-century Fès medina, the oldest Islamic city in the country, and learn about the different dynasties that ruled over Morocco. A visit to Meknès allows students to enter a seventeenth-century mosque and visit the granary of Moulay Ismail, the founder of the presently ruling dynasty. The visit to the Roman ruins of Volubilis, the best preserved in the country, is also a highlight of this trip. Ouezzane. Students experience

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Scholarships:
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