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Summer 2020 - Morocco - Shifting Identities on a Global Frontier

Term To Study: Summer 2020
Application Deadline: Feb 05, 2020
Program Starts: May 04, 2020
Program Ends: May 18, 2020
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $3,888
Program Locations: Casablanca, Chefchaouen, Fes, Marrakesh, Rabat, Tangier
Contact Phone: 412-365-1182
Contact Name: Dr. Prajna Parasher
Contact Email:
What is Included: Roundtrip airfare, in country transportation, housing in hotels with double occupancy cultural immersion activities as part of the field experience itinerary, travel insurance, daily breakfasts and some lunches and dinners are included.

Please note that the program cost is subject to change without notice, depending on the exchange rate at the time of payment.

Chatham undergraduate students may be eligible for a $1200 study abroad voucher. Study abroad voucher is a one-time subsidy from Chatham of $1200 toward a credit-bearing experience abroad. Full-time undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 30 credits, of which 15 credits must have been completed at Chatham prior to departure, are eligible for the $1200 study abroad voucher.
What is not Included: Chatham tuition and college fees for 3 credits summer 2020: $897.

Students are responsible for the cost of obtaining a valid passport, any visas (as necessary), all meals that are not included as part of the program fee and any entry fees, excursions or other costs incurred by the student during free time on the program.
Estimated Costs: US Passport book - $145 plus photo (expedited processing is an additional fee)
Program Description

The location: Located on the northwestern tip of the African continent, Morocco is a culturally rich and geographically stunning country totaling a population of nearly 37 million people. The country lies at an international crossroads, both between the Muslim Middle East and Christian Europe, as well as between the African continent and the broadly-termed West as represented by the states and societies of Europe. The itinerary will include visits to Rabat, Fes, Chefchaouen, Tangier, Marrakech and Casablanca.

Course Work and Highlights: The course seeks to expand student horizons and educate with and from a multidisciplinary perspective during a multicity excursion in Morocco. Student travelers will explore art, architecture, history, culture, politics, and language during their time in country and will balance their travel time between organized and structured group activities including lectures, cultural briefings and museum visits with independent exploration of the markets and well-traveled public spaces of this diverse country. A key theme of the course will be the exploration of identity, both national and regional, and its structure for participants.

Housing: Housing will be in three-star hotels, with double occupancy.

Prerequisite course: Students must take or have already taken one of the following courses: SSC 214 Special Topics: Morocco - Shifting Identities and the Global Frontier (Spring 2020), ART 213 Collage and Assemblage (Spring 2020), HIS 201: The Modern Middle East, HIS 214: The History of Islam, or POL 213: Special Topics: Islam and Conflict in Global Contexts.

Chatham undergraduate students must have good academic standing and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher at the time of application and at the commencement of spring 2020 semester. Students must have completed at least 30 undergraduate credits at the time of travel, including at least 15 credits completed at Chatham at the time of travel.
Students must have good judicial standing (to be verified by Office of Student Affairs) and good financial standing at Chatham (to be verified by Student Accounts).
Students must be current Chatham students at the time of the field experience to participate.

The minimum enrollment for this course is 16 students. Each field experience is self-supporting and must meet its minimum enrollment number or it will be cancelled.

Quick Facts

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

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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