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  • Locations: Rabat, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Application materials may be reviewed prior to the program's application deadline. (Please note: if all of your boxes are checked-off, your application is complete.) In most cases, for applicants applying to programs led by PSU faculty, interviews and final selection will take place after the program deadline.
Program Description:

Program OverviewSIT Rabat

In Rabat’s centuries-old medina, rapidly develop your Arabic skills through intensive study, homestays, and frequent outings within the community. Bargain with shopkeepers in souks, order mint tea in cafés, discuss current issues with Moroccan university students, and learn about Moroccan history and arts at museums and monuments. You’ll travel to Meknes, Volubilis, and Fes. Explore small towns in the Rif Mountains such as Chefchaouen and Ouezzane, and experience rural life in a nearby village. You’ll also complete a community service project with a Moroccan NGO.

Program Focus

This program provides students with 45 hours of classroom instruction in Modern Standard Arabic in small groups. Students will hone their language skills during weekly office hours with language instructors, homestays, and outings. They'll also receive two sessions of survival Moroccan Arabic (Darija) instruction during orientation, with short lessons provided later, as needed.  Additionally, students will explore a specific academic or cultural interest on a topic related to Morocco for their Arabic Writing Seminar. 

In addition to in class work, students will also gain practical work experience at an NGO dealing with social, environmental, human rights, education, or healthcare issues. They will also attend a related weekly course focused on ethics and the cross-cultural experience, fieldwork methods, and writing an academic paper.  To round out the program, students will also explore small towns in the Rif Mountains, such as Chefchaouen and Ouezzane, and experience rural life in a nearby village.
 

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Program Provider

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Program Dates

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Areas of Study

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This program is a good fit for the following majors:

  • Arabic

Credits

Students earn 13 quarter credits during this summer program

Language of Instruction 

English, Arabic

Host Country Language 

Arabic

Housing

Homestays

Class Standing Eligibility

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior

Minimum GPA Requirements

Undergraduate: 2.50

Must be in Satisfactory Academic Standing.

Program Fee

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PSU Fees

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Application Fee:
All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will
be assessed to the students' account. 

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