Multicultural Politics & Literature
The study abroad in Morocco aspires to provide quality, interdisciplinary education to majors in humanities and social sciences in the Mediterranean, North African and Middle Eastern region in order to prepare them for careers in the public and private sectors and for further professional education in international studies. Students will be prepared with the necessary communication, academic and research skills to pursue careers in law firms, diplomacy, international affairs, social sciences, multinational NGO’s, international institutions, embassy services, media, and graduate study programs in international studies in the MED region, the Middle East, North Africa and beyond.
The semester abroad in Morocco is designed for students opting for an immersive overseas experience for either a semester or a full academic year. It is a prime study program from a leading accredited university entitled to offer exchange students a maximum flexibility of course choice, length and credit value allowing them to select the modules they wish to take across UIR’s existing courses, internship opportunities and research facilities.
The ever-evolving and customized course packs of the program draw on the expertise of faculty from a wide variety of academic disciplines, professional backgrounds and departments, including applied linguistics, communication, fine arts, cultural studies, sociology, anthropology, history, gender and women’s studies, drama & literature, music, politics and religious studies. The faculty of humanities and social sciences at the program is a large and diverse faculty, proud of the quality of their course work, ad hoc assignment pack training and post/graduate research programs, which are underpinned by an excellent and expanding research base and by advanced professional practice and fieldwork expertise.
Detailed description of the courses are posted at the beginning of each term*
Araland is a strategic study abroad program partnering with top universities within the country to offer a unique semester abroad packages. Classes are hosted in the Rabat Political Sciences and UIR’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Civilizations (LCC), Qalam school, and Mohamed 5th university. Our course catalog is one of the largest and academically innovative combinations. The partnership model has enabled our student to access a wide variety of resources and classes. Classes are taught by professors with regional expertise on North Africa, the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and adjunct artistic, cultural and development studies. The empirical aim of this semester abroad in Morocco is to provide you with an in-depth understanding of the Mena region and focus on your language fluency.
The classes offer students the opportunity to develop an understanding of the complex and dynamic historical, cultural, political, economic, linguistic, and religious issues in the region as well as their inherent inter/national interconnections through rich and diverse course choices, research projects and internship options.
Araland Mobile app
Araland is developing a mobile application to revolutionize your study abroad experience. The app will enable you to shop online for traditional items, top-up your sim card, request a trusted driver anytime, text the program, chat with locals, and talk with a counselor.
We understand that privacy, comfort, and immersive settings are key to the success of your semester abroad in Morocco. Therefore, students are offered the option to choose between a host family, private apartment, or shared room. Our host families are selected meticulously and our apartments are equipped to accommodate college students. Location and safety are our priorities
Our programs are designed to maximize your comfort. As campus jobs are not offered abroad, some students might experience financial burdens due to these restrictions. All of our students are awarded a monthly stipend of $750, which is 4 times the local minimum wage.