- Rabat, Morocco
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Program Description:
- Examine Islam as a system of thought, Morocco’s political system and monarchy, and the country’s place in the Middle East and in African, Berber, and Arab cultures.
Additional studies focus on women’s place within Moroccan society and contemporary development challenges. This nation’s history and culture reflect the influence of a long succession of invaders and settlers as well as the indigenous Berbers, who make up half of Morocco’s population.
Based in the cosmopolitan city of Rabat, students study Arabic and acquire an in-depth appreciation of a rich and rapidly changing society in Morocco. Excursions include the four imperial cities of Fès, Meknès, Rabat, and Marrakech. Students also travel to Zagora and Essaouira to explore the roles Morocco has played in Africa and southwestern Europe, both as a medieval and post-renaissance empire and as a contemporary society.
Through the interdisciplinary coursework outlined below, students explore Moroccan society and culture, Arabic language, field research methodology, and independent research. The Multiculturalism and Human Rights Seminar is divided into three components, each of which is coordinated by one or two scholars specialized in the field under question. Lecturers of renown as well as politicians and civil society activists are invited to talk to the students as part of this seminar. Intensive Arabic classes also provide for students at many levels of Arabic, allowing all students to understand the culture more deeply.
Please inquire for costs: Fees include tuition, full room and board, all field trips and related fares, health and accident insurance, and other direct program expenses. Participants pay for international airfare and domestic travel to the point of departure from the USA.
- Setting Description:
- Based in the cosmopolitan city of Rabat, students study Arabic and acquire an in-depth appreciation of a rich and rapidly changing society in Morocco. Excursions include the four imperial cities of Fès, Meknès, Rabat, and Marrakech. Students also travel to Zagora and Essaouira to explore the roles Morocco has played in Africa and southwestern Europe, both as a medieval and post-renaissance empire and as a contemporary society.
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
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Based on 2 Reviews
- Experience of a Lifetime!05/25/21
SIT Morocco was an incredible, life changing program! Living in Rabat and engaging with CCCL Staff not only allowed me to obtain an in depth, extensive experience of the geopolitical histories of Morocco, but I was able to visit a multitude of diverse
places across Morocco, including Chefchaouen, Marrakech, Tetouan, the Sahara Desert, and so many more! Not only were the staff incredibly helpful and supportive, but the people in the program were all excited to be there and learn, and I met some of my best friends from this program!!read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Four Months in Rabat08/19/19
The educational experience was great. The emphasis was on experiential learning which involved a lot of field work in different areas of Morocco. The experiential learning elements allowed us to both practice our Arabic while also learning more in depth
about human rights in Morocco. I really liked living with a host family. It added yet another element to the experiential learning aspect of our program. Make sure to really think about what aspects of a living arrangement are most important to you and fill out your host family survey very very honestly. I loved my family and had everything I asked for on my survey. It was definitely a worthwhile experience! My Arabic skills improved so so much, way more than I could have predicted. I loved Rabat and being able to conduct an internship in my last month.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend