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UMN-Morocco


Program Location Fez, Morocco
Sponsor University of Minnesota (CIC-SPA)
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 30036
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2018 02/11/18 to 05/18/18
Past Dates
Fall 2017 09/06/17 to 12/16/17

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Academics
Housing Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources



Overview
UMN-Morocco

The University of Minnesota Arabic Language and Culture program offers intensive Arabic language instruction and culture courses in the city of Fez, the spiritual and cultural center of Morocco.  The program is housed in a large villa located in the Ville Nouvelle neighborhood.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:University of Minnesota (CIC-SPA).

Eligibility

UMN-Morocco

The program is open to Purdue students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts]

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

The courses on this program are designed for rapid Arabic language acquisition and development and are intensive in nature. Language courses typically carry 20 classroom hours per week (120 hours per 6-week term). Additional topics courses on various aspects of Moroccan culture and society provide insight into the local culture.

This program accommodates all levels of Arabic language study.

Please see the UMN website for available courses and descriptions.

Excursions

Excursions may include a walking tour of Fez, a visit to the Sahara Desert, and UNESCO World Heritage City Meknes.

Housing

Homestays are an integral component of the Arabic Language & Culture in Morocco program learning experience. All students live and share most meals with Moroccan families. Students can choose to live either in the old Medina or in the modern part of Fez.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2018

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$11,905.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,600.00
Visa$150.00
Books and Supplies$150.00
Meals$350.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $800.00 -$1,600.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15


Returnees Information
UMN-Morocco

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.

Resources

The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.


For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin