SIT Study Abroad: Morocco - Multiculturalism and Human Rights

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Examine challenges shaping Morocco and the Arab world: authoritarian rule, human rights, democratic transition, economic liberalization, civil society, Islamic movements, multiculturalism, and constitutional reforms following Arab Spring.This prog... read more

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Very worthwhile! I highly recommend this program. I learned a lot about myself and more than I could imagine through the experiential aspects of the program. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. - Brandeis University View Entire Review
I could write a book about that. It was absolutely worthwhile. Not everything was perfect, but I learned more about myself and the world in a semester there than I usually learn in a year. As everyone knows, study abroad is about experiential learning, and SIT did a fantastic job with the difficult task of integrating academics ... - Brandeis University View Entire Review
Being in Morocco was the most incredible experience i could have had. I learned so many little things in life that you overlook when you're surrounded by comfort in the US. It was an amazing adventure that i wish i could live all over again. - Austin College View Entire Review
It was worthwhile because I had the chance to visit my great grandmother's grave. That however, is an entirely personal reason. I don't regret coming. However, I would have chosen a different program. I was not as all satisfied with the organization and academics that were offered. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Why does this question even exist? It was incredibly hard, incredibly exhilarating, and incredibly worthwhile. - Trinity University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with SIT Morocco: Multiculturalism & Human Rights
This experience was definitely worthwhile. I learned a tremendous amount about Moroccan lifestyle and culture, Islamic traditions and life as a practicing Muslim, and gained new, unequivocal skills as a traveler. I also made long-lasting friendships both with fellow Americans on my program and with local Moroccans. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
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I learned to live where my feet are and enjoy and appreciate the moment; Family is central to societal functioning and a very important unit; You cannot push your own cultural assumptions on others; Cultural relativism is critical; There are bigger things to worry about than sweating the small stuff - Ithaca College View Entire Review
It was an incredible experience and I would not change anything about it, My study abroad experience has completely changed my outlook on Morocco and the Middle Eastern culture as well as allowed me to learn so much about a culture so completely different to our own here in the US - Fordham University View Entire Review
I've learned so much about myself. I itch to go back to Morocco all the time, not because I didn't do enough, but because I want to do it all over again! I worked at a boarding school in a mountain village called Talaat N'Yacoub. I was cold, sick, borderline hypothermic, but surrounded by girls who really, really wanted to get a... - School for International Training View Entire Review
Absolutely it was. - Trinity University View Entire Review


Examine challenges shaping Morocco and the Arab world: authoritarian rule, human rights, democratic transition, economic liberalization, civil society, Islamic movements, multiculturalism, and constitutional reforms following Arab Spring.

This program examines human rights, religion, politics, and cultural diversity in Morocco contextualized within the broader region and beyond. You will consider Morocco’s cultural, historical, and ecological diversity and the role Morocco has played — historically and to the present day — in relation to Africa and Europe. A particular focus on gender issues includes looking at women’s roles in contemporary Moroccan society and Moroccan feminism.

Major topics of study include:

- The interplay between authoritarianism and human rights
- Tensions between secular and religious approaches to individual freedoms
- Liberal reforms (proposed and enacted) in areas such as ethnicity, women’s rights, and state violence 

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
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SIT Study Abroad Scholarships

SIT Study Abroad awards need-based scholarships and grants. We do not offer merit-based awards at this time. Average awards range between $500 and $5,000 for our semester programs, and between $500 and $3,000 for our summer programs. Our scholarships and grants are available to all students accepted into an SIT Study Abroad program irrespective of citizenship, national origin, or home school. We do not require a separate scholarship application for each scholarship fund; eligible students will be evaluated for all funds for which they are eligible. Please note: SIT Study Abroad scholarships and grants are only applicable to tuition and room/board fees billed by SIT Study Abroad. We do not award scholarships or grants to cover any other expenses, including, but not limited to, immunizations, visa fees, books, or study abroad fees charged by your home school. If your home school has an established billing agreement with us, it is your responsibility to communicate with your home school as to how your SIT scholarship or grant will be passed on to you by your home school. For a list of available scholarships and grants, click here.

$500 - $5000

April 1 for summer programs – extended to June 1 for summer 2020 May 15 for fall programs — extended to June 1 for fall 2020 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: Provide us with the name and email address of a financial aid officer at your home school. Electronically sign and date the FERPA release included as part of the application process. The financial aid officer at your school will be emailed a link to a secure web form where s/he will provide information about your financial aid at your home school


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