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Morocco is a country where African, Arab and European cultures are entwined. Located at the mouth of the Mediterranean Sea, Morocco is the closest point of contact to Europe for the continent of Africa. It is a land of tolerance, a blend of cultures and religions, a country known for its amazing hospitality. The fascinating mixture of history, art, food, music and architecture makes Morocco an unforgettable destination.
The history of Morocco spans over 12 centuries, and the country was first created by the Idrisid dynasty, representing the first Islamic state in Africa autonomous from the Arab Empire. In 1956, after 44 years of French occupation, Morocco regained independence as the Kingdom of Morocco. Morocco has a rich culture and civilization.
This three-credit program is designed to educate students on Arabic language, culture and the study of Islam. The program introduces students to an in-depth and first-hand understanding Islamic culture in Morocco and presents a broad view of the socioreligious and sociopolitical issues that are shaping the Muslim world today providing students a framework for understanding the complex relationship between Islam and the West with an emphasis on cultural, linguistic and inter-religious aspects.
This course will be an introduction to and an experience with intercultural dialogue with Moroccan people and places.
All majors; 2.5 GPA
Course taught in English
An orientation will be held at Marquette prior to departure.
This program consists of a three-credit Marquette course on Islam and the West. The course will be taught by Marquette professors and guest lecturers in Morocco.
When not on an excursion within Morocco, students will live with host families in Rabat, Morocco. These homestays will be arranged through the program and will provide two meals a day while students are with their families.
Some meals will also be provided by the program on group excursions, but outside of the homestay meals students will be responsible for their own food. The cost of a meal in Morocco is less expensive than in the US, and a meal can be purchased for approximately $3 - $7.
This is a short-term faculty-led summer program.
|Program begins||May 25|
|Program ends||June 16|
A student visa is not required for this program, although all students must have a valid passport that extends 3 months past the ending date of the program.
Students participating in this program are expected to make their own flight arrangements. You must wait until you have been officially accepted before purchasing airline tickets. Student Universe (www.studentuniverse.com) and STA Travel (www.statravel.com) are two travel agencies that can often help students find flexible, discounted tickets.
*Program fee includes housing, most meals, excursions and in-country transportation
**Other includes estimated personal expenses
Billing: Program fee includes housing, most meals, excursions and transportation in Morocco. Marquette scholarships and/or grants, federal financial aid, private loans and grants may apply. Please contact Financial Aid for more information.
Please note: all cost and financial information are provided to the best of our knowledge and should be considered as approximate estimates only.
This is a Marquette faculty-led program, so most financial aid and scholarships apply. To learn more about how the program will affect your specific aid package, contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.