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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rabat, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Oliver Jones Program type: Third-Party
Program features: Field Study Area of study: Anthropology, Arabic, Cultural studies, Geography, Global studies, Middle Eastern studies, Peace, war, and defense, Political science, Psychology, Religious studies, Sociology, Women's and gender studies
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Open to Non-UNC students: No Housing options: Guest House, Homestay, Hotel/Hostel
Language prerequisite: No Language of instruction: Arabic, English
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Morocco: Migration & Transnational Identity

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs. Visit the SIT website for more details.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, enrich your understanding of migration through meetings with asylum seekers, Syrian refugees, Moroccan immigrants in Europe, and effected communities.

WHY STUDY MIGRATION IN MOROCCO?

Get an introduction to the history of migration in Morocco at the ancient Roman site, Volubilis, and the medieval cities of Fes and Meknès. From your base within Rabat’s 16th-century medina, discuss migration issues with prominent university professors and visit Moroccan and United Nations agencies and NGOs dealing with migration. In the northern cities of Tangier and Tétouan, you’ll visit African NGOs working with migrants and the border. On a seven-day stay in the Netherlands, you’ll discuss transnationalism, identity, and integration with Moroccan migrants, Dutch professors, and NGO workers.
 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Examine the historical, economic, political, and cultural roots of migration
  • Live and study in Rabat's centuries-old medina
  • Meet regularly with Moroccan students to discuss program issues
  • Hear directly from sub-Saharan asylum seekers and Syrian refugees about their experiences
  • Explore the impact of migration during a seven-day excursion to the Netherlands
 
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

KEY TOPICS OF STUDY

  • Factors driving migration in Morocco, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa
  • Effects of human mobility on communities, politics, and economies
  • Moroccan immigrant in Europe, the cross-border labor force, and Morocco- European Union relations
  • Perceptions of Moroccan immigration and Islam in the Netherlands
  • Social and psychological impacts of migration
  • Gender and migration

 

MONEY MATTERS

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  

SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following: 
  • All educational costs, including educational excursions 
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration 
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions 
  • Health and accident insurance 
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000 for semester programs.  
  • Contact the financial aid and/or study abroad office(s) at your college or university to learn if your school’s scholarships and grants and federal and state aid programs can be applied to an SIT Study Abroad program.
 

CONTACT SIT STUDY ABROAD

 
 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 02/10/2020
03/05/2020 08/30/2020 12/12/2020

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1