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Morocco Study Abroad


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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Ifrane, Morocco
Course # SA 10332
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2018 05/30/18 to 07/14/18
Summer 2018 05/30/18 to 06/28/18


Program Leader

Name Ahmed Idrissi Alami
Emailaidrissi@purdue.edu
Phone7654962265


Program Description

 Morocco Study Abroad Summer 2018

 Study in exotic Morocco and earn credits (6 to 12) in Arabic Language and Arab & North African Studies in a safe and academically rich and inspiring environment while undertaking interdisciplinary experiential learning (IDIS 490) in a variety of projects tailored to your major, You will also experience cultural and linguistic immersion through homestays, field trips, visits to important cities and historical monuments and organized activities in the afternoon such as lectures, film screenings and evening discussions.

The Morocco Study Abroad Summer 2018 is hosted in one of the most prestigious universities in North Africa.

-rich, and safe environment for learning and cultural immersion.

Classes available in Arabic and in English.

Flexible Options: May 28-June 28/ June 1- July 17 / May 28-July 27

Variable course combinations: Arabic language only/Arabic language and culture/ Culture course only!

 Please contact program leader (aidrissi@purdue.edu) for more information.

Students are expected to arrive at Al Akhawayn in Ifrane, Morocco on Monday, May 28.  Al Akwahayn University can pick up students from Fez airport or Fez Train station.  Students who fly to Casablanca Airport or other airports will have to take the train to Fez.  But we recommend students fly to Fez airport to be able to pick them up. Please make sure you share information about travel plan and itinerary with director of program and the Office of Study Abroad before departure.

All students who have studied Arabic before take a written placement test and have an oral interview which determines the level in which they should be placed. Placement change can be recommended by the professor based on observation and assessment in the first few days of classes.

Classes start Wednesday, May 30.

 

Sample of weekly activities

Monday

8:00-10:00 Arabic Classes

10:00-10:30 Break (Room 13 Bldg. 08)

10:30-13:00 Classes resume

13:00-14:00 Lunch

16:00-18:00 Office Hours

Arabic Culture classes (3:00-5:00 pm)

Tuesday

8:00-10:00 Arabic Classes

10:00-10:30 Break (Room 13 Bldg. 08)

10:30-12:00 Classes resume

12:05-13:00 Lecture

13:00-14:00 Lunch

16:00-18:00 Office Hours)

Arabic Culture classes (3:00-5:00 pm)

Wednesday

8:00-10:00 Arabic Classes

10:00-10:30 Break (Room 13 Bldg. 08)

10:30-11:30 Classes resume

11:30-13:00 Clubs + Experiential Learning

13:00-14:00 Lunch

16:00-18:00 Office Hours

Arabic Culture classes (3:00-5:00 pm)

Thursday

8:00-10:00 Arabic Classes  

10:00-10:30 Break (Room 13 Bldg. 08)

10:30-13:00 Classes resume

13:00-14:00 Lunch

13:00-14:00 Weekly meeting (Faculty)

16:00-18:00 Office Hours

18:00-19:00 Soccer Tournament

Arabic Culture classes (3:00-5:00 pm)

Friday

8:00-10:00 Classes meet

10:00-10:30 Break (Room 13 Bldg. 08)

10:30-12:30 Classes meet + Quiz/test

Arabic Culture classes (3:00-5:00 pm)

Saturday:  Free weekend / Homestay for Students attending first session only

 

Arabic Culture classes (3:00-5:00 pm)

Sunday:  Free weekend / Homestay for Students attending first session only;

Trips and excursions during the other weekends.  See information on below about those activities.

 

Arabic Culture classes (3:00-5:00 pm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Homestay, Trips and Excursions: 

weekend

Type of activity

Which group?

Weekend of June 02 and June 02

Homestay

4 week language program only

Weekend of June 02 and June 02

Free weekend

students in Language and culture track

Weekend of June 09 and June 10

Trip to Merzouga, Risani, Errachidia

All students

Sat June 16 and Sun June 17

Eid Al Fitr/ free weekend

All students

Sunday June 23

Trip to Fez

All students

Saturday June 24

Family Homestay

All students

Weekend of June 30 and July 01

Free Weekend

All Students

Weekend of July 07 and July 08

Trip to Marrakech

Only students in Language and culture track

Weekend July 14 and July 15

Trip to a major urban center in Morocco

Only students in the 8 week track

Sat 22 July and Sun 23 July

Free weekend

All Students

 

 

 

 

Academic Credit

3 to 6 credits of Arabic language (ARAB 101 through ARAB 302)

3 credits IDIS 490 Interdisciplinary Experiential Learning

3 credits North African Literature and Culture

 These courses would also enable students to fulfil the requirements for Arabic Minor and Islamic Studies Minor at Purdue.

Check our Arabic Minor at Purdue here:

http://www.cla.purdue.edu/slc/arabic/minor/index.html

Please contact program leader for more information.

Eligibility

Students affiliated with Purdue or interested in studying Arabic and Arab culture, Political Sciences, Middle Eastern Studies,  Anthropology, Sociology, History...

Please contact program leader for more information.

Program Cost

Costs vary by track, but are approx. from $4500 to $6500.

Students participating in 4 week track are eligible to apply for $1000 from Purdue.

Students participating in 6 week or more tracks are eligible to apply for $2000 from Purdue.

Costs cover: program course fees, materials, study abroad fee, basic health insurance, room in shared apartment, cash wallet for meals, weekend excursions and trips, weekend homestays, clubs.

Additional costs: airfare (student prices available), airport transportation, eventual additional local and in-country transportation, remaining meals, additional health insurance, travel documents (passport and photos), additional at-cost optional excursions and activities, personal expenses.

Scholarships: Purdue Study Abroad Scholarships available.

Please contact program leader (aidrissi@purdue.edu) for more information.

Application Deadline

January 29, 2018.

Sign up online and pay deposit of $500 to program leader by January 29, 2018

UPON enrollment/application $500 non-refundable . Bring receiptto program leader in SC260. Deposit will be deducted from your program fee upon billing. NOTE: please do NOT click on "Click here to enroll in this program" unless you wish to ENROLL or APPLY for this program. Enrolling implies "deposit due upon enrollment."

Please contact program leader for more information.


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