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Intensive Arabic Summer Program in Morocco

Location

Rabat, Morocco

Program Description

Spend your summer immersing yourself in the dazzling Kingdom of Morocco. A North African country that includes the peaks of the Atlas Mountains and the Saharan dunes, Morocco will open your mind to a whole new world. Filled with an immense diversity of people, experiences, and cultures you will leave this adventure a changed person. Join this JMU program and get to know this fascinating and breathtaking world.

Students can select from two 6-credit academic tracks:

- Option 1 -  Arabic Language - Arabic 111, Arabic 212, or Arabic 300/320)

- Option 2 - Math 103 and Arabic 445 (Arabic Civilization and Culture - Taught in English!)

Live with host families, take dynamic classes, and go on excursions to places such as Marrakech, Essaouira, Tangier and Chefchaouen.

Spend your summer immersing yourself in the dazzling Kingdom of Morocco.  A North African country that includes the peaks of the Atlas Mountains and the Saharan dunes, Morocco will open your mind to a whole new world.  Filled with an immense diversity of people, experiences, and cultures you will leave this adventure a changed person.  Join this JMU program and get to know this fascinating and breathtaking world. Don't miss out on this opportunity for the adventure of a lifetime. Apply today! 

Location Description

The program will be at Center for Cross Cultural Learning CCCL in Rabat, Morocco. The Center for Cross-Cultural Learning (CCCL) "is a private cultural institution founded and directed by Moroccan academics with many years of experience in cross-cultural education. Courses in Fus’ha (Standard Arabic) and Moroccan Arabic (Darija) are taught by professionals trained specifically to teach Arabic as a second language. The list of lecturers includes outstanding scholars in the areas of social science, humanities, literature, religion, and architecture as well as artists, journalists, NGO activists, artisans, and craftsmen" (http://www.cccl.ma/).

Rabat is the capital of Morocco and Rabat rests along the shores of the Bouregreg River and the Atlantic Ocean. It's known for landmarks that speak to its Islamic and French-colonial heritage, including the Kasbah of the Udayas. This Berber-era royal fort is surrounded by formal French-designed gardens and overlooks the ocean. The city's iconic Hassan Tower, a 12th-century minaret, soars above the ruins of a mosque.

Director

Hasan Hamdan | hamdanhx@jmu.edu | Mathematics & Statistics

Nasser Alsaadun | alsaadna@jmu.edu | Foreign Languages

Accommodations

Students will stay with Moroccan host families.

Meals will be provided by the host families.

Additional Items to Consider

This program is open to JMU and non-JMU students.

Airfare to and from Morocco is not included in program fee.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0

Open to all majors and class levels

Application Process

This list serves as an application preview. To apply, students will need to complete the following:

  • Study Abroad Online Application ($25 fee)
  • Short Essay
  • Faculty Letter of Recommendation 
  • Resume
  • Interview with Program Director
  • Official transcript required for non-JMU students

Further details and instructions about these application requirements will be available upon log-in. 

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Application Deadline

Dates


All dates are tentative and subject to change

Courses

ARAB 111: Intensive Arabic I (6 credits)

ARAB 212: Intensive Arabic II (6 credits)

ARAB 300: Arabic Grammar and Communication (3 credits)

ARAB 320: Arabic Oral and Written Communication (3 credits)

ARAB 445: Special Topics in Arabic Civilization and Culture: Morocco (3 credits)

MATH 103: History of Mathematics (3 credits)

Courses listed here are to be used as a general guideline for program curriculum. *All courses are considered pending until approved by the Academic Department, Program, and/or College.

Cost

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