SIT Study Abroad: Morocco - Field Studies in Journalism and New Media

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Advance your skills in journalism under the guidance of award-winning foreign correspondents. Learn from leading Moroccan scholars and experts in politics, art, freedom of the press, health, education, migration, human rights, women's issues and m... read more

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May 22, 2020 Good
Yes - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned how to live in a new culture and gained practical, hands-on journalism experience. - The College of William and Mary View Entire Review
Having not done much journalism before, the journalism experience was unparalleled. Being able to see a non-Western, Islamic perspective on the world was invaluable. Being in Morocco is incredibly worthwhile, particularly for Americans. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Morocco - Field Studies in Journalism and New Media
My main take-away from the program is that since we generally all speak the same language here in America, there is no reason to not step outside your comfort zone and engage strangers in a conversation. - University of Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh View Entire Review
confidence, experience, maturity - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I definitely came out of the program very confident and gained research, interviewing, and storytelling skills. I'm not a journalism major, but I am definitely carrying my skills with me to the workplace in the future. - Occidental College View Entire Review
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It was exciting and an adventure, there were ups and downs, but I walked away with a greater cultural understanding and better connection to myself and the world. - University of Colorado - Boulder View Entire Review
A lot. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about practicing journalism in another country and the media industry - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Since this was the program's first semester, my friends and I were sometimes frustrated, but it was so worthwhile. I learned the basics of journalism and I learned all about Morocco. - Tufts University View Entire Review


Advance your skills in journalism under the guidance of award-winning foreign correspondents. Learn from leading Moroccan scholars and experts in politics, art, freedom of the press, health, education, migration, human rights, women's issues and much more.

This program provides you with an exciting opportunity to learn foreign reporting under the supervision of award-winning foreign correspondents and photojournalists. In partnership with journalists at the Peabody award-winning Round Earth Media, you will engage in ongoing reporting assignments in the media format in which you have the most experience — print, video, audio, photography, and/or multimedia. Via Round Earth’s groundbreaking partnership model, you will collaborate with Moroccan journalism students who speak English, working together to report a major feature story, which has the possibility of being placed in a US media outlet.

Major topics of study include:

- Identifying original stories, determining newsworthiness, and developing techniques for executing an original, well-researched feature of interest to a global audience
- Finding sources, gaining their trust, and conducting interviews in an unfamiliar country and culture
- Reporting in a manner that adheres to the highest standards of journalism
- Producing an online magazine, Reporting Morocco, with opportunities to write articles, engage in social media, post news of the day, and work as photo editors — a great resume builder.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Arabic
  • English
  • French
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Journalism
  • Arts Management, Entertainment Management
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad is committed to increasing access to international education and to ensuring you have the information you need to successfully access funding for your study abroad program with us. SIT has awarded an average of over $1.3 million in scholarships and grants to SIT Study Abroad students in the past three years. We encourage all qualified students to apply for our need-based scholarships. SIT scholarships are not available for online courses or virtual internships. Your scholarship application is created when you select your interest in SIT need-based scholarships when asked in the drop-down section of your SIT Study Abroad program application. Your application is then reviewed separately, on a rolling basis, when complete. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

April 1 for summer programs May 15 for fall programs November 1 for spring programs

The SIT Study Abroad scholarship application process has been fully integrated into our online program application. After ticking the scholarship box in the program application, please complete the following steps: 1) Once your scholarship application is started, you will be asked to provide SIT with the name and email address of a financial aid counselor at your home institution, or the general email address of your financial aid office. This is very important as it allows SIT to consider any financial aid that may be available from your home institution when reviewing your scholarship application. 2) Add SIT’s school code (008860) to your FAFSA form. 3) Your scholarship application is complete and ready for review when SIT has your FAFSA and the financial aid information from your home institution. Confirm receipt of all required financial aid information with the SIT Study Abroad Scholarship Office ( or 802.258.3503). 4) If you do not receive an award decision notification from SIT before the billing due date, please know that your scholarship application was not complete.