University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Winter 2016: Morocco DLLC

Program Dates January 03, 2016 - February 04, 2016 (dates are tentative)
This program is closed.

Program Overview This program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.

Please note that First Semester Freshmen are eligible for participation and encouraged to apply to this program.

The participants will enjoy this unique opportunity to study North African Art, (Roman Architecture and Mosaics, Islamic architecture and Art.....) Arabic Language, civilization, history. The students will have the chance to Learn about North Africa and the Middle East: the politics, the societies, economies and much more not only by taking classes but also by immersing themselves in Morocco through being a member of a North African family for five weeks!

The program will include a long weekend in Granada, Spain in order to explore the Islamic heritage and islamic architecture of Andalusia and Europe. 

Students will also visit Rabat, the capital of Morocco. The city is located on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the river Bou Regreg. On the facing shore of the river lies Salé, the city's main commuter town. Rabat, Temara, and Salé form together a conurbation of over 1.8 million people. Silt-related problems have diminished Rabat's role as a port; however, Rabat and Salé still maintain important textile, food processing and construction industries. In addition, tourism and the presence of all foreign embassies in Morocco serve to make Rabat one of the most important cities in the country. Rabat is accessible by train through train system and by plane through the nearby Rabat-Salé Airport.

The Moroccan capital was recently awarded second place in "Top Travel Destinations of 2013" by CNN. The program will comprise numerous excursions inside and outside the city of Rabat, including a several-day trip to the desert.  Students will have the chance to experience the Bedouin life by visiting the Sahara , camping in it and interacting with local people. The program will also give students a chance to see North African influence in Spain with a weekend excursion to Granada. This program will give the students a priceless Experience.

The Program Fee includes housing, all program-related events and excursions, some meals, in-country transportation and international medical insurance.
The Program Fee does NOT include airfare to/from Morocco, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Morocco. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimate airfare. For this program, students will be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites. All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course. One of the main goals of the program is for students to be immersed in Arab culture and language. In North Africa, students have the opportunity to see a strong diversity of starkly different cultures. An important aspect of this experience is exposure to the arts of the Berber, Phoenicians, Romans, Muslims, and European Colonists. Through decoration, architecture and other forms of artistic expressions, a comprehensive glimpse into Moroccan culture and history. By the end of the program, the students will have an excellent understanding of the North African region; politics, economies, societies, and identities.

All students will take ARAB 208: Contemporary North Africa (taught in English).  Students may then choose between ARAB 200: Advanced Intermediate Arabic OR ARTH 249: Art and Architecture in Context (taught in English). 
ARAB 206-070: Culture Through Conversation (3 credits)
ARAB 208: Contemporary North Africa (3 credits)
ARTH 249-070: Art and Architecture in Context (3 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Arts and Sciences - Group A
UNIV 370-130: Study Abroad - Morocco FLLT (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,106.00$5,648.00
Final Program Fee$3,700.00$3,700.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account $5,836.00$9,378.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,300.00$1,300.00

The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.

When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.

Contact Information:
Khalil Masmoudi
Faculty Director
Foreign Languages and Literatures
317 Jastak Burgess Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on November 14, 2015
Recommendation also due by 5pm on November 14, 2015
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 27, 2015

Please note that this program is highly competitive and will accept only a limited number of applicants. Interview appointments and acceptance decisions are at the discretion of the faculty director.

Interest Meetings:
03/05/2015, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Jastak-Burgess 201
04/06/2015, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Jastak-Burgess 201
05/05/2015, 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Jastak-Burgess 201
09/10/2015, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM, Jastak-Burgess 201
09/14/2015, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Jastak-Burgess 201

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.