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Georgia College: Morocco Summer Program
Casablanca, Morocco
Program Terms: Summer
This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
 Language of Instruction:
Arabic
 Minimum GPA:
2.0
 Language courses offered:
Yes
 Academic Area:
College of Arts & Sciences
 Minimum Class Standing:
1 - Freshman
 Language Prereq:
none
Number of credits: 6 Program Adviser: Jarris Lanham
 Non-GC Students:
Yes
Program Description:

Immerse yourself in the Arabic language and the fascinating culture of Morocco, a unique and complex society with Arab, European, and African influences. Experience firsthand various aspects of Moroccan life and culture as you explore ancient cities and sights.  Faculty from Hassan II University in Casablanca will provide language instruction and cultural seminars.  Excursions to Marrakech, Rabat, and Fez.   

Academic Focus: This program is designed for all majors.

Courses: This program has two academic components: Arabic 1001, a 100% online course offered at Georgia College, and Arabic 1002 taken in Casablanca, for a total of 6 credit hours. 

  • Stage 1: Maymester 2014, Online Arabic 1001 course, May 12 – May 30, 2014
  • Stage 2: Arabic 1002 and cultural excursions in Casablanca, May 31 – June 21, 2014
Program Calendar:
Students will fly to Casablanca on Saturday, May 31st.  They should arrive in Casablanca on Sunday, June 1st.  
Classes begin Monday, June 2nd.
Classes in Casablanca end Friday, June 20th.  
Students will depart Casablanca on Saturday, June 21st.  The program officially ends on June 21st at noon.
 
Class Schedule:
May Term (May 12-30): Arabic 1001 will be offered 100% online during May term.  Details will be provided in the syllabus to be emailed to all participants.
 
Classes in Casablanca (June 2 – 20):
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Monday – Friday: Arabic 1002
4 p.m. – 7 p.m.  Monday – Thursday: Lectures/Conferences/Cultural Excursions 

Accommodations: Students stay in hotel near the university campus; two weekends with host families.

Excursions and Highlights:
  • Saturday, June 7th: Group excursion to Marrakech
  • Saturday, June 14th: Group excursion to Fez and Rabbat
Arrangements will be made for interested students to spend time with Moroccan families, which may include a family meal, an afternoon excursion, museum visits, and other cultural events.  These activities are optional. Details will be provided during the orientation program.

Cost: $2,250, plus tuition, airfare and some meals.

The program fee includes: Housing, excursions, cultural events, insurance, ground transportation and some meals. Not included: International airfare, Georgia College tuition, student fees, passport, books, additional meals, independent travel and other personal expenses.

A $200 deposit must be paid online or directly to the International Education Center, 141 S. Clarke St. at the time of application. This deposit holds a place for eligible applicants to this study abroad program. $100 of this deposit is non-refundable, and the remaining $100 is refundable until February1. Additional payments of $1025 are due February 1 and the balance of $1025 by March 1. Only in an exceptional case, e.g., an extremely adverse exchange rate, will the cost of the program be increased beyond what is listed on this application. In the unlikely event the International Education Center finds it necessary to cancel a program before the start date, every attempt will be made to give a full refund. If unforeseen events require the shortening of a program after arrival in-country, the International Education Center will determine an equitable, prorated refund.

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Georgia College approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: Georgia College Study Abroad Scholarship, Phi Kappa Phi Study Abroad Scholarship, and more.

Contacts:

Dr. Larbi Oukada, Modern Languages and Cultures, 478-445-0960, larbi.oukada@gcsu.edu
Jarris Lanham, Study Abroad Advisor, 478-445-2368, jarris.lanham@gcsu.edu

 
This program is currently not accepting applications.
 
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