Program Details

Students may choose three courses from the following: - Moroccan History and Culture (M. Kenbib) - Francophone Literature of Morocco (A. Belhabib) - Arab Philosophy (A. Benmakhlouf) - Advanced French Conversation (M. Allen) - Be
Location:
Rabat, Morocco
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
The French Department at the University of Virginia is pleased to announce the 15th annual study abroad program in Morocco from May 15th - June 25th. Non-UVA students are welcome to apply. More information is available at the UVA study abroad site. Interested applicants may also contact the Assistant Program Director, Mary Beth Allen, or me, Majida Bargach, for more information.

Students may choose three courses from the following: - Moroccan History and Culture (M. Kenbib) - Francophone Literature of Morocco (A. Belhabib) - Arab Philosophy (A. Benmakhlouf) - Advanced French Conversation (M. Allen) - Beginning Arabic Language - Intermediate Arabic Language

Travel Students will attend classes four or five days a week (Monday through Thursday or Friday) in Rabat, and will participate in group field trips on the weekends. Field trips will include museums and monuments. Expected excursions will include: Marrakech, the Atlas mountains, the sand dunes desert, visits to Berber villages, Fes (the cultural capital), Meknes (imperial city), Volubilis (Roman ruins), Casablanca (the economic capital), and Tangier and Tetouan on the Mediterranean Sea. Accommodations To facilitate immersion into Moroccan culture, students will be housed with host families. Students will have breakfast and dinner with their host families and have lunch near the AMIDEAST center, where students will take their classes. Students will stay in hotels during overnight excursions. Internships Students may have the opportunity to intern after the conclusion of the program. Please see the Global Internships brochure page for more information.
Setting Description:
Students will learn about many facets of Moroccan civilisation, languages, and culture. All courses will be supplemented by local guest speakers and field trips. Students will be integrated into the local community and culture. This program is ideal for students who want to study French language, Moroccan civilisation, literature, philosophy, and Arabic.
Cost:
See the budget sheets on our website.

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