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  • Locations: Rabat, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: AMIDEAST 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 06/10/2020
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Rolling Admission 08/31/2020 05/08/2021
Fall 2020 06/10/2020
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Rolling Admission 08/31/2020 12/23/2020
Spring 2021 11/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Veronica Mobley, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Veronica Mobley, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Megan Hull Program Type: External
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Arabic, Middle East Studies Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Language of Instruction: Arabic, English Open to non-U of A students?: No
Housing Options: Homestay
Program Description:
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Merhaba!

In the westernmost outpost of the Arab world, students learn firsthand from leading faculty about Morocco's efforts to address contemporary issues such as gender rights, ethnic diversity, and democratization. Students' access to Moroccan culture offers unparalleled insights into the country's approach to pressing social, religious, and cultural matters of the Middle East and North Africa. In this semester/academic year program in Rabat, Morocco, students will take 12-17 credits per semester and have the option of both Arabic and Area Studies courses taught in English. Students live with host families in Rabat. There will be multiple excursions per semester, such as to Fez or Zaouiat Ahansal.

 

Academic Overview

  • Arabic: Blended Modern Standard & Moroccan Arabic (8 credits) is recommended
  • Colloquial Moroccan Arabic (3 credits) is required if not in the 8-credit course
  • Elective Area Studies Courses (3 credits each) taught in English in a variety of disciplines including a Community-Based Learning course. Recent courses have been drawn from Middle East & North Africa studies, history, political science, sociology, and Amazigh studies.
  • Media Arabic (3 credits) is also available as an elective

 

Community-Based Learning

Every semester we offer our Community-Based Learning course. This interdisciplinary course aims at strengthening and deepening students' knowledge of the Middle East through direct experience in local organizations and a series of lectures aimed at providing the theoretical framework for studying and interacting with Moroccan society, culture, and politics.

Students will have a volunteer placement in a local organization where they are expected to spend at least five hours a week. There are also lectures/seminars to contextualize the placement, providing the opportunity to directly observe and analyze different aspects of Moroccan culture, social relations, and politics under the framework provided by the class readings and discussions.

If you're curious to see what topics are covered or need to confirm whether a class will count for your university, please download the latest available syllabi here.