- Rabat, Morocco
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- Advance your skills in journalism by studying under the expert guidance of professional journalists in an international environment. Learn from leading Moroccan scholars and experts in fields ranging from politics to art and culture.
Advance your journalism and intercultural communication skills. The program is designed to help students better understand: the main challenges affecting the practice of journalism in Morocco and North Africa; the dominant issues in Moroccan society, such as youth culture and (un)employment, gender issues, identity and ethnicity, urban-rural divisions, mass and social media, religion, education and literacy, art, film and music, and human rights; the demands of news gathering in another culture, reporting/photojournalism that adheres to the highest standards of the profession, and techniques for executing an original, well-researched feature story of interest to a global audience; and how Arabic or French (depending on the student’s course selection) functions in Moroccan culture.
- Setting Description:
- This program is ideally suited to any student with excellent writing and/or multimedia skills, including journalism and communications majors. Live and study in Morocco’s capital. The program is based in Rabat. Most classes are held at the Center for Cross Cultural Learning — SIT’s in-country partner — located in a 19th-century Moorish-style riad in the city’s historic medina. The Center is situated near important cultural sites, including the 12th-century Kasbah Oudaya and the Ville Nouvelle, established by the French colonial administration in the early 1900s. Some program components take place at the Higher Institute of Information and Communication (ISIC), at the Mohammed V University campus. The city’s newly built tramway has made transportation in the city smoother and more fluid, helping students more easily execute reporting assignments, as well as explore different neighborhoods, such as Madinat al Irfane, the university city. For much of their time in Rabat, students live w
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- Please see our website for more information.
Based on 2 Reviews
- A Semester Abroad with SIT Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media03/27/20
If you’re thinking about it, do it. This is a really great program for aspiring/student journalists or anyone who is remotely interested in journalism; no prior experience is needed. The staff at the center you take classes at are really great, the
program staff are amazing (shout out to the academic director, Dan, and the program coordinator, Samad), and it was super cool to work with/get feedback from our advisors (freelance journalists/photographers for NY Times and AP). The partnerships you form with the Connect Institute students for the independent study portion of the semester are also a valuable part of the experience. The city of Rabat is also beautiful, the food is amazing, the people are nice, and there are so many places to explore. If you get a chance, I recommend hiking Mt. Toubkal. I definitely came out of the program very confident and gained research, interviewing, and storytelling skills.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- In-depth cultural experience08/22/19
Going to Morocco was one of the best decisions I ever made. Every single day was an adventure, and SIT did an amazing job of giving us the tools to live and study in a new country, while also giving us the space to explore and learn on our own. The staff
was friendly and helpful, the classes were challenging, and the set-up of the journalism program in particular was well-suited for what I wanted to get out of the program. Being able to pursue my own project in the ISPJ period was invaluable and instilled in me a new confidence in my journalistic ability. I would recommend this program to any aspiring journalists with the desire to practice on-the-ground reporting.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend