WCCCSA

Washington State Community College Consortium For Study Abroad

Rabat, Morocco Pre-Fall 2018

Posted by Virginia Gabby On September - 7 - 2017 Comments Off on Rabat, Morocco Pre-Fall 2018

DATES & DEADLINE:

  • Application deadline: May 15, 2018 ($500 deposit).  Please contact your campus coordinator for more information about the 3-week Morocco program.
  • Payment Schedule: Balance due June 2018
  • Program Dates: August 26 – September 16, 2018 (3 weeks & 5 credit Moroccan Culture and Colloquial Arabic course)

 

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

Explore the beauty of the coastal city of Rabat, Morocco’s capital city. The program includes a guided city tour, and cultural activities like bread-making, henna, dance lessons, and a visit to a souk or Hamman.

Students will also visit the city of Marrakesh for three days. Marrakesh is a former imperial city of the Moroccan Berber Empire and remains an important cultural, religious, and trading center. Lodging, transportation, a city tour, and some meals are provided during this excursion.

 

COURSES: Classes will be taught by local faculty at the AMIDEAST Center in Rabat, which is located in Rabat’s Agdal district. AMIDEAST is an American non-profit organization that provides international education, training, and development activities in the Middle East and North Africa. Classes are informal, interesting and include history, culture, politics, literature, and an introduction to common words, expressions, and structures used in everyday speech by Moroccans. The course also includes multiple cultural activities in the local community.

 

HOUSING: Accommodation is with Moroccan host families in Rabat. Students will be provided with breakfast and dinner and their homestays every day. Most host family members speak Arabic as a first language and then one or two second languages.

 

PROGRAM FEES: Based on an enrollment of 10 or more participants, the fee per person is $2,600. This includes all lectures, field trips, welcome dinner, admission fees, medical insurance, local cell phones (usage charges not included), all breakfasts and evening meals. This fee excludes airfare, tuition, passport or visa fees, meals other than those listed, personal expenses, and anything not specified.

 

 

COSTS:  $2,600

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Roundtrip airfare
  • College tuition and fees (paid to student’s home campus)
  • Passport fees (and visa fees, if applicable)
  • Lunches
  • Spending money

 

ORIENTATION

Date: TBA
Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location:  Cascadia College

What to Bring: Students need to bring (a) a signed copy of the Student Guidelines, (b) a copy of your passport, (c) flight itineraries, (d) a notepad to take notes, and (e) questions.

Student participants should also invite parents, guardians, or whomever they feel should attend with them. Lunch will be served.