Program Overview

SIT semester programs include the following components: one-week orientation, intensive language study, homestay (in urban and rural areas), thematic seminar, field methods seminar, independent study project (last month of program), and program evaluation.  

This program allows you to examine Islam as a system of thought, Morocco’s political system and monarchy, and the country’s place in the Middle East and in African, Berber, and Arab cultures. Additional studies will focus on the role of women within Moroccan society and contemporary development challenges. You will learn how Morocco’s history and culture reflect the influence of a long succession of invaders and settlers as well as the indigenous Berbers, who make up half of Morocco’s population.

Based in the cosmopolitan city of Rabat, you will study Arabic and acquire an in-depth appreciation of a rich and rapidly changing society in Morocco. Excursions include the four imperial cities of Fès, Meknès, Rabat, and Marrakech. You will also also travel to Zagora and Essaouira to explore the roles Morocco has played in Africa and southwestern Europe, both as a medieval and post-renaissance empire and as a contemporary society.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: SIT: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Dates and Deadlines

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult SIT.
TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20194/15/2019Early SeptemberMid-December
Spring Semester202010/1/2019Late JanuaryMid May

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