Program Information
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Winter 2025: Morocco ARAB/ARTH
January 03, 2025 - January 31, 2025 (dates are tentative)

Caravan in Sahara Kaylee Wolfe
Program Notes
All applicants must have a valid passport by the program’s application deadline. Your passport’s expiration date must be more than six months after the program ends. If you do not have a current passport, apply through the U.S. State Department. It takes an average of 6-8 weeks (2 months) to process a passport.

Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates. If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees and tuition.
Program Description
Participants will enjoy this unique opportunity to study North African Art (Roman architecture and mosaics, Islamic architecture and art.....) the Arabic Language, civilization, and history. The students will 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 Moroccan life, being a member of a Moroccan family for five weeks!

Tangier is the capital of Northern Morocco. The city is located at the intersection of the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The program will comprise numerous excursions inside and outside the city of Tangier, 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 the local people. This program will offer students a unique and priceless experience.

Housing will be with local families, with all meals provided.

The Program Fee includes housing with local families, all program-related events and excursions, all 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 estimated airfare.
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.
Program 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
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
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, giving 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 206: Culture through Conversation (taught in Arabic) OR ARTH 249: Art and Architecture in Context (taught in English).
ARAB 206-070: Culture Through Conversation (3 credits)
This course is offered abroad only and is critical for students with an Arabic Minor. Students will immerse themselves in an authentic context and a real world situation which will boost their communicative skills and improve their understanding of many cultural and linguistic challenges.
Prerequisite: ARAB 107 or equivalent.
Restrictions: Consists of lectures, projects and a language lab.
ARAB 208-070: Contemporary North Africa (3 credits)
The program includes intensive language instruction and structured cultural enrichment experiences designed to promote rapid language gains and Cultural understanding. This course will promote mutual understanding between the students of University of Delaware and the people of the Arab world by means of educational and cultural exchange that assist in the development of peaceful relations. Taught in English.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Restrictions: Consists of guided tours, excursions, lectures by program director and guest speakers
ARTH 249-070: Art and Architecture in Context (3 credits)
Focus is on Islamic Art, painting, sculpture, Caligraphy and architecture studied as artistic and cultural expressions of their times. This course is taught in English.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Arts and Sciences - Group A
UNIV 370-076: Study Abroad - Morocco ARAB/HDFS (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
Applicants should have a G.P.A. of at least 2.0 (on a 4.00 scale).

Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance, which is based on academic quality and demonstrated ability to contribute to the objectives of the program. Early application is encouraged.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by Zoom.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please email a copy of your official transcript to the Program Coordinator.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Winter Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,000.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
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 CGPS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-October.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early January.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • CGPS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Estimated Tuition based on current year$2,633.00$7,065.00
Estimated Program Fee$4,200.00$4,200.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)$6,863.00$11,295.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,000.00$1,000.00
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.
The University of Delaware’s differential charge for Engineering, Nursing and Business & Economics students does not apply to winter or summer session and is waived for students enrolled in semester- or year-long study abroad and exchange programs sponsored by the University.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onSeptember 20, 2024
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedOctober 02, 2024
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-October
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly January
*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.
Ikram Masmoudi
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
217 Jastak-Burgess Hall

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