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CofC in Morocco and Spain 2018: Political Science, African Studies & French Studies

Term To Study: Summer 2018
Application Deadline: Mar 01, 2018
Program Starts: Jun 10, 2018
Program Ends: Jul 02, 2018
Program Category: Multi-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,375
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Program Locations:

Morocco Without locations
Spain Without locations
Contact Phone: 843-953-7661
Contact Name: Center For International Education
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What is Included: - Round-trip airfare
- Lodging
- Some meals
- Ground transportation
- Excursion costs
- Overseas medical insurance
- $50 non-refundable application fee (will only be reimbursed if a student is not accepted into the program or the program is cancelled)

* Program fee subject to change
What is not Included: - Tuition for six credits and associated fees
- Some meals
- Passport fees
- Personal expenses
Estimated Costs: In addition to the program fee, students will be charged tuition for their courses.

The out of state tuition for classes associated with travel are discounted from the Fall and Spring rates.

Scholarships up to $1,500 are available to support CofC degree seeking students. Eligibility is based on demonstrated financial need, academic merit, 2 faculty recommendations and a personal statement. The application can be found on the CIE website, under Study Abroad > Scholarships.
Program Description


Students choose two courses (six credits total) from the following:

AFST 202: Understanding Contemporary Morocco Through Literature - 3 credits
FREN 361: Current Issues in Morocco - 3 credits
FREN 490: Special Topics - 3 credits
LTFR 250: French Literature in Translation - 3 credits
POLI 359: Morocco & Contemporary Africa - 3 credits


The CofC in Morocco program immerses students in the history, culture, politics, languages, and geographical location of this unique African country. The first portion of the program will take place in Tangier, where students will be housed in a three or four-star hotel in the heart of the city, including breakfast and either lunch or dinner. Students will attend formal classes in the morning, and the afternoons and weekends will include guided excursions of Tangier, its surrounding cities and landmarks (such as the Medina, Azila, and the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastal environments).

The second part of the program will be a guided tour of the major imperial Moroccan cities (Chefchaouen, Volubilis, Meknes, Fez, Marrakesh, and Essaouira) where students will discover the historical impact of each site. In addition, the tour will traverse the extremely diverse natural environment of Morocco including its alpine, desert, and mountainous terrains. The tour will feature an air-conditioned van, and during the trip accommodations will include three or four-start hotels, two meals a day, museum fees and tips.

The final part of the program will be back in Tangier and then a four-day exploration of the Moroccan (Moorish) presence in Spain that may include visits to the Alhambra in Granada, and/or the cities of Cordoba, and Sevilla. This exploration of Andalusia, Spain both rounds out the student's understanding of historical Morocco during the 700 years that the Moorish Empire ruled this part of Spain and opens the door to a discussion of Morocco and the European Union in the 21st century. The program will end in Tangier.

Students should expect frequent hiking and walking, and heavy traveling on this program.


-Students must have an overall GPA of 2.5
-Students must already possess a valid passport, or be able to obtain a valid passport


Dr. Abdellatif Attafi
Department of French, Francophone, and Italian Studies

Dr. Attafi is a Professor of French and is originally from Tangier, Morocco. He has vast experience with study abroad programs, having directed the French summer study abroad program for over ten years. He is very familiar with Morocco and its culture, history, and languages.

Dr. Jack Parson
Department of Political Science

Dr. Parson is Professor Emeritus of Political Science and former Director of International Education and Programs. He lived in Uganda and Botswana a total of ten years and has traveled extensively on the African continent. He previously taught in the CofC summer program in France and in the spring semester program in Trujillo, Spain.

Dr. Attafi and Dr. Parson have led all fourteen previous summer programs in Morocco.

Note: For questions regarding on-site program details and course content, please contact the program directors. Any inquiries regarding application processing, billing, or scholarship opportunities can be directed to the Center for International Education (contact information listed above).

*A minimum number of participants is required for all study abroad programs to run

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Population: 32309239
Capital: Rabat
Per-capita GDP: $ 5100
Size: 446550 km2
Time Zone: (GMT) Dublin

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