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Morocco: Multiculturalism & Human Rights

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Sponsor: School for International Training (SIT)

Location: Rabat, Morocco

Description: 

Through SIT courses and an independent study project, students examine the diverse forces shaping contemporary Moroccan society, with particular emphasis on ethnicity, culture, and human rights.  Students gain or enhance speaking, reading, and writing skills in Modern Standard Arabic, with further language practice of spoken Moroccan Arabic (darija) and an introduction to Berber, the Moroccan Arabic dialect.

Program Type: Affiliated

Terms: 

  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring

Requirements: 

Read about Research Abroad for specific requirements for the program’s independent study project.

Read Credit Enrollment requirements for information about maintaining a full-time course load while abroad.

Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete an NU Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete an SIT application by the program's deadline

Languages: English, Arabic

Language Requirements: 

None; however, students take an intensive Arabic language class during the program.

Housing: 

Homestays and hotels/hostels
Includes meals

Program Costs: 

Fall 2015: $23,337

Billed by Northwestern: $20,535

  • Tuition: $15,015
  • Room & board: $2,960
  • SAAF: $2,560

Estimated additional costs: $2,842

  • Airfare: $1,490
  • Local travel: $180
  • Books & supplies: $120
  • Personal expenses: $900
  • HTH: $152

Financial Aid & Scholarships

  • Financial aid for study abroad is based on the total cost of the program, including all expenses outlined above.
  • Students are also encouraged to apply for other study abroad scholarships.