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Programs : Brochure

  • Locations: Rabat, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 03/06/2017
09/05/2017 12/18/2017
Spring 2018 10/02/2017
01/28/2018 05/12/2018
Fall 2018 03/01/2018 05/31/2018 09/04/2018 12/17/2018

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:

Hosted by: SIT Morocco

Academic Focus and Program Overview:
Examine Islam as a system of thought, Morocco's political system and monarchy, and the country's place in the Middle East and in African, Berber, and Arab cultures. Additional studies focus on women's place within Moroccan society and contemporary development challenges. This nation's history and culture reflect the influence of a long succession of invaders and settlers as well as the indigenous Berbers, who make up half of Morocco's population.

Students have the opportunity to have an immersive experience through homestays and excursions, including to the Northern Middle Atlas mountains, the desert, and spiritual sites. Students spend 8 weeks with a host family in Rabat, where they can participate in language immersion and learn cultural norms. Students will also stay six days with a host family in a village in the Middle Atlas mountains.

Approximate Dates:
Fall: early September to late December
Spring: late January to mid-May

Eligibility Requirements:
A minimum 3.0 GPA; good academic standing. Important--All students have to obtain course approval for the Arabic course. If you wish to continue taking Arabic after returning to Emory please consult with the Arabic department prior to enrolling in the program, because you may not be able to place into the appropriate level after returning. A prerequisite for the program is either an AFS, MESAS or Arabic language course.

Students are enrolled in 16 credits. Classes will transfer back with credits and grades. Many classes have been blanket approved. Please see the Blanket Approval List.  In case you would like to seek approval from other departments, please see the Faculty Representative List.

Intensive Language Study: Arabic (6 credits)
Multiculturalism and Human Rights in the Context of the Arab Spring (3 credits)
Research Methods and Ethics (3 credits)
Independent Study Project (4 credits)
Credit and Grade Translation - SIT Morocco

Living Arrangements:
The home stay includes eight weeks in Rabat and one week in a rural village. Other accommodations include hostels, private homes, or small hotels.

A full description of the program costs and bill procedures is described in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheet (Spring, Fall).

Financial Aid/Scholarships:
Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. Students may also be eligible to apply for the following scholarships: Diversity Abroad (scholarships for under-represented students), Fund for Education Abroad, Benjamin Gilman Scholarship, and SIT Scholarships. Please click here for more information.

SIT provides an array of need-based scholarships that range from $500 to $5,000. The scholarship application is integrated in the application, so no additional application is needed. It is best to apply earlier to the program as it takes two weeks for scholarship request to be reviewed. You can find a list of SIT scholarships and FAQ's here

SIT Scholarships:
SIT awards nearly $1.3 million in scholarships and grants annually.

  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000. 
  • The SIT Pell Grant Match provides matching grants to all students receiving Federal Pell Grant funding when it is applied to an SIT Study Abroad semester program.
  • 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.
Ebony Ellis, Emory College Study Abroad Advisor: