SIT Study Abroad: Morocco - Human Rights, Social Justice, and Cultural Transformation

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Examine challenges shaping Morocco and the Arab world since the 2011 Arab Spring. Learn about movements for human rights and social justice, and the cultural transformations that are emerging from them.The challenges and complexities of human righ... read more

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February 19, 2023 Once In A Lifetime
I learned how to communicate with a language barrier, and learned how to step out of my comfort zone. - Rollins College View Entire Review
I learned so much from this experience and I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in human rights or social justice issues and learning Arabic. We were also able to conduct our own research which was so immersive and educational. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned so much about Morocco and about being a global student during my time in Rabat. It was so interesting to learn about the ways that post-Arab Spring Morocco has shaped its identity within the larger context of the MENA region and within its proximity to Europe. - Luther College View Entire Review
I made connections in a continent I had never been to, immersed myself in destinations I never even dreamed of (from the Sahara to the second largest waterfalls in Africa). I learned about multiculturalism and human rights first-hand, in addition to Arabic. - Vassar College View Entire Review
I learned about myself. It was completely worth it. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I learned how to be aware of my surroundings, and learned to take in all the good and even the bad at times. I gained memories and friendships that will last for a lifetime. - Oregon State University View Entire Review
I left Morocco with a new awareness of my own capabilities. I was able to thrive in a country where I didn't speak the local language fluently, but I still had the best semester I've had yet. I would go back to Morocco in a heartbeat. I think studying abroad, wherever you go, is a great way to learn about the world and yourself.... - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review
This program was very worthwhile. It was a wonderful cross-cultural experience that gave me a new perspective on the world. The people that I met (both Americans and Moroccans) were amazing and taught me so much about the world. I also learned a lot about myself, especially regarding what makes me happy and what is important to ... - Bates College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Study Abroad: Morocco - Multiculturalism and Human Rights
. The most important thing I learned while abroad was how to interact with and integrate into another culture. Living in a different country where I didn’t speak the native language taught me about my own strengths and weaknesses. I became aware of my own capabilities as I pushed myself into unfamiliar places and situations. My ... - Oregon State University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and my limits through pushing myself constantly out of my comfort zone. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Although I did not learn much Arabic throughout the program, I obtained a lot of information about the multicultural identities of Moroccans, and the wider picture of Islam. The experience in Morocco definitely introduced me another portal to know a world that hidden from western medias. - Skidmore College View Entire Review
I learned how I best absorb languages, and now know that I need to travel more to keep working on my Arabic. I learned that I loved challenging myself to meet new people and go to new places, even if it was scary at first. I learned that while I won't always agree with everyone I meet socially, religiously, or politically, it is... - University of Puget Sound View Entire Review
I learned about what interests me. (Public Health) I learned about a whole different world outside the United States. I learned about the kindness and hospitality that most Moroccans exude. I gained an enriching experience traveling the country and seeing the different regions of Morocco. I learned how to express myself. I... - Oregon State University View Entire Review
January 28, 2022 Best Days Of My Life
I learned that life is so much more than what we let it be, stepping outside of ourselves and opening doors can unlock everything. It was surely worth while. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
SIT Morocco was an incredible, life changing program! Living in Rabat and engaging with CCCL Staff not only allowed me to obtain an in depth, extensive experience of the geopolitical histories of Morocco, but I was able to visit a multitude of diverse places across Morocco, including Chefchaouen, Marrakech, Tetouan, the Sahara D... - Pomona College View Entire Review
It was definitely a worthwhile experience! My Arabic skills improved so so much, way more than I could have predicted. I loved Rabat and being able to conduct an internship in my last month. - Emory University View Entire Review
This program in specific helped me realize that I truly enjoy research, specifically ethnographic research, by allowing me to conduct my oown reserach during the ISP period. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Competency as a foreign correspondent. Good friends. Confidence in my journalism abilities. Great clips for my portfolio. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned so much about Morocco; its history, where it stands now on so many issues, and about what the future holds for this country. Definitely a worthwhile experience. - Skidmore College View Entire Review
My semester in Morocco through SIT's Multiculturalism and Human Rights program was absolutely worthwhile, not only because of the engaging academics and fascinating subject matter, but also because of the invaluable cultural knowledge and personal growth I gained from living in Rabat and traveling Morocco. - University of Oregon View Entire Review
Past Review Morocco
During the time span of this program, I learned a wealth of knowledge about Morocco's history, culture, religion, and language. I was extremely surprised with how hospitable the people were, and how many good friends I made outside of the program. - Emory University View Entire Review
Past Review Interesting
too much to give an exhaustive explanation on this forum - Indiana University - Bloomington View Entire Review
This experience opened me to a new and fascinating part of the world that challenged myself to see the world through different perspectives. I made deep and lasting friendships and fond memories, and grew immensely as a person. - George Washington University View Entire Review
During that time, I learned a great deal about Moroccan culture, history and politics, but also about self reliance, overcoming challenges and confronting others. We had the opportunity to engage with a diverse range of members of Moroccan civil society and academia. We were also able to explore and get to know the diverse geo... - Northwestern University View Entire Review
Just living in a culture that's so vastly different from American culture changes the way you look at the world. The lifestyle becomes a part of you, and you'll find yourself getting angry at the news for portraying the Muslim world in such a simplistic and usually inaccurate way. Learning to understand perspectives that in many... - Northwestern University View Entire Review

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Examine challenges shaping Morocco and the Arab world since the 2011 Arab Spring. Learn about movements for human rights and social justice, and the cultural transformations that are emerging from them.

The challenges and complexities of human rights, social justice, and cultural transformations in today’s Morocco are an outgrowth of the 2011 Arab Spring that took hold throughout North Africa. These uprisings against oppression and marginalization, and the cultural shifts that followed, have expanded the demands and repertoires of current struggles in Morocco. Modern movements have grown in visibility as the state, Islamists, and activists seek to define human rights and social justice on their own terms.


This program explores the present-day characteristics of the struggles for human rights and social justice within regional, national, and international contexts. We examine the resulting cultural transformations through a range of lenses including gender, individual liberties, globalization, and socioeconomic and political changes.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Arabic
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Near Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Political Science and Government
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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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

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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 (studyabroad.scholarships@sit.edu 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.

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