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The Moroccan Experience

The Moroccan Experience

Date(s) - 12/29/2019 - 01/11/2020
12:00 am

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University of Massachusetts Boston


925-1,500 USD
Contact Person:
Professor Abdelkrim Mouhib / Erika White
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University of Massachusetts Boston


Offered by the Department of Modern Languages in collaboration with the College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS).


  • Unique access to Morocco and its culture, with educational excursions to Casablanca, Marrakech, Fez, and more.
  • Walk the ancient roads of Volubilis, the Medina of Fez, experience the music and light of Marrakech.
  • Explore the exceptional Moroccan cuisine, and see the second largest mosque in Africa.

Program Overview

This two-week trip to Morocco promises a unique experience of discovery of the diversity and richness of an ancient culture that is also at the cutting edge of modern innovation. Morocco is a global community with a remarkable cultural and ethnic diversity. Visiting the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a Berber village in the Atlas mountains, the French cultural center and many other locales, Moroccan history and culture will come alive. Students will explore the perceptions, practices, and products of Morocco’s diverse cultures in order to acquire an understanding of and sensitivity towards multiple cultural perspectives. Students will also analyze the cultures studied in comparison with their own in order to challenge and deepen their understanding of their own worldviews and in order to be better prepared to work in a globalized world.

Courses & Credits:

ARABIC 290, Special Topics; 3 credits (6 available upon consultation with the instructor).

Satisfies World Cultures distribution

Schedule & Fee:

Dates: December 29, 2019 – January 11, 2020 (2-week program)

Logistical Travel Costs*: $1,500, payable to the International University of Rabat. (Logistics fees may change depending on final total enrollments.)
Tuition Fee**: $925, payable to UMass Boston.
Round trip airfare: estimated at $1,100.

* The program logistics fee will include lodging, all meals, ground transportation, and museum entrance costs.
** The fees do not include books or transportation between the US and Morocco.

To Apply

This course is open to all University of Massachusetts Boston students. Individuals from other colleges and universities are also welcome to apply.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2019

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The Faculty:

Abdelkrim Mouhib
Born and raised in Casablanca, Morocco, Abdelkrim Mouhib attended Hassan II University in Morocco where he received a BA in English linguistics. He also graduated from BLI, Boston, MA as a Teacher of English as a foreign language and received his MA in Applied Linguistics from UMass Boston University where he is currently a PhD candidate. He has been teaching Arabic and ESL in the United States since 2003. He has also been a translator and interpreter from English to Arabic (and vice versa) since 2006. As a member of the American Association of Applied Linguistics, a member of the American Association of Teachers of TESOL, and a member of the American Association of Teachers of Arabic, Abdelkrim has participated in numerous conventions and workshops. He has become an expert in foreign language teaching. He currently teaches Arabic language and culture at UMass Boston.

Request More Information:

For information about academics and itinerary, please contact:

Professor Abdelkrim Mouhib
Department of Modern Languages
University of Massachusetts Boston

For application and travel information, please contact:

Erika White
CAPS, UMass Boston


Please be advised that international programs are subject to change, slight or major, at any time due to circumstances beyond our control; this includes any and all fees, dates, itinerary, and program activities. We will do our best to inform all applicants of any changes in as timely a manner as possible.

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