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Expand Your Horizons in Morocco

Deadline to apply:  December 8, 2017,  Click here to apply.

For scholarship information click here.

Morocco

Expand Your Horizons in Morocco

Deadline to apply:  December 8, 2017,  Click here to apply.

For scholarship information click here.

 
 

RURAL LIFE AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT 

 

The Kingdom of Morocco is a cultural and natural science classroom. The former French colony just larger than California is rich in French, Arabic, Berber, Muslim and Jewish culture. In particular, the Zawiya Ahansal region has a 2,500-year old history with a unique religion, language, and architecture due to its seclusion high in the Atlas Mountains. This program will provide participants with the opportunity to experience rural life and participate in community service programs in the remote Zawiya Ahansal region of the Central High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.

 

PROGRAM SITE:

 
Aguddim, Zaouiat Ahansal, Morocco
 

PROGRAM DATES: 

 
May 14-29, 2018
 

COURSES: 

 
Cultural Anthropology ( ANTH 2351) and Physical Geography (GEOG 1301)

 

 

ACADEMIC INFORMATION: 

 
Students are required to take two courses and will receive six hours of credit upon successful completion of the program. 
 

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS:  

 
2.0 GPA and 12 cumulative academic credit hours. Alamo Colleges expects study abroad participants to perform academically at standards commensurate with on-campus performance. This includes attending class, taking exams, reading required materials, completing homework, etc. If students' GPA drops below a 2.0 before they study abroad, they will not be allowed to participate in the program. 
 
 

FACULTY LEADERS:  

 
Scott Walker , ScEdD-  Professor Walker has
 twenty years teaching in higher education; 
thirty years of experience in natural history, physical geography, 
and desert travel; previous mountain guide experience in desert terrain;
International teaching experience in Spain (2016 Alamo colleges study abroad),
Colombia and Mexico and previous travel to this study abroad site. 
Professor walker will be the lead Faculty for Physical Geography (GEOG 1301)
Contact: Swalker6@alamo.edu
 
 Adam O. Aguirre, MLA in Anthropology - Professor Aguirre has 
seven years of higher education teaching experience. In addition,
Aguirre has over 15 years of ethnographic research experience
including field sites in Kahnawake, Quebec;  Elmali, Turkey;
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia ; Sonora, Mexico; Austin, Texas; and Tucson,
Arizona. He holds a Master's Degree in liberal arts with a focus in 
Anthropology (specializing in ethnographic methods and qualitative 
research). Professor Aguirre will be the lead faculty for Cultural   
Anthropology (ANTH 2351)
Contact: aaguirre148@alamo.edu
 

PROGRAM FEE:  

 
*$4,300.   Includes   airfare, lodging,   in-country transportation, some meals, entrance fees. This does NOT include tuition, passport fees, visa fees, books, materials and spending money. Financial aid is available. Summer Momentum program may be applied toward tuition if applicable.
 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 

December 8, 2017 ..................$200 due with application (non refundable)
                                     
Once students are accepted into the program, they will follow the scheduled payments:
December 15, 2017 ........................... $500 initial deposit
January 1, 2018 ............................... $1,200
February 9, 2018 ............................. $1,200
March 2, 2018 .................................. $1,200

 

Failure to pay by the scheduled deadlines will result in cancellation of participation in the selected Study Abroad program.
 

TENTATIVE ITINERARY:  

 
May 14, 2018  Depart to Morocco 

 

May 15, 2018  Travel to Marrakech - Welcome Dinner And Orientation  

 

May 16, 2018 Explore Ancient City , Cooking class - evening classes Daily Classes 

 

May 17, 2018 Travel to Zawiya Ahansal - Berber and Arabic lessons Service learning 

                                                                  Cultural activities, Arabic and Berber Lessons  

May 18- 20, 2018 Berber Culture Immersion- Teaching english, sports and art to

                                                                         elementary kids  evening classes 

May 21, 2018   Zawlya Ahansal -   Visit local market, cultural activities, 

                                                        Arabic  and  Berber  lessons

                                                   

May 22-24, 2018   Zawiya Ahansal - Taghia- Atlas mountain 
                                                           Visit to Taghia Village 
                                                           Observe Rural Agrarian life,
                                                           Physical and geography , botany and culture  

 

May 25-27,2018    Berber Culture Immersion- Teaching english, sports and art

                                                                          to elementary kids in evening classes

May 28, 2018        Travel to Marrakech, Pre- Departure Dinner-Final class day
                             

 

May 29, 2018         Return to USA- San Antonio, Texas
 
 
 

PASSPORT:  

 
A valid passport is required to travel. You can visit www.travel.state.gov/passport/ for additional information.  
 

SCHOLARSHIP:

Students receiving a Pell grant are eligible for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship. If awarded, students may receive up to $5,000. Learn more at https://gilmanapplication.iie.org/

 

 

CONTACT INFORMATION:
Maria Rivera-Midence
(210) 485-0084

alamo.edu/international/study-abroad

 

 
* Alamo Colleges has taken considerable care in preparing information and materials for specific Study Abroad programs, but this information is subject to change. Although accurate at the time of publication, external events could result in changes in dates, itinerary, costs and other aspects of a program. Revised information will be provided as soon as it is made available, and participants should check with the faculty leader or the District Office of International Programs for the most recent information. Alamo Colleges will not be held responsible for unintentional misinformation.
 

Contact Information

Maria Rivera
Alamo Colleges District Office
201 W. Sheridan
Building C, Room 7
dst-studyabroad@alamo.edu
210-485-0084

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