Study Abroad in Morocco

MID_MAY-EARLY JUNE, 2016


What will we do? Learn?
  • Explore the shared history and culture of Andalusia (southern Spain) and Morocco over 1300 years, from the Mezquita in Cordoba and Alhambra
    in Granada to Gibraltar, and the ramparts of Fes, Rabat, and Marrakech, with a possible trip to the Sahara Desert.
  • Spend one week in Fnideq, a resort town on the Moroccan Mediterranean coast, teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) to students preparing for the baccalaureate exam.
 Where will we go?
  • Chicago to Madrid and Cordoba 
  • Cordoba > Straits of Gibraltar by Ferry
  • Fnideq, Moroccan Mediterranean
  • Fnideq > Fes > Marrakech (possible Saharan trip)
  • Marrakech > Rabat > Tangier
  • Tangier > Granada > Madrid   
Who’s going?

The trip is open primarily to students with an interest in teaching/service learning and/or an interest in the history and culture of Andalusian Spain and Morocco. The trip is led by Mark Dressman, a Professor in C&I and current Fulbright Senior Scholar in Morocco.

How do I apply?

Contact Prof. Mark Dressman (mdressma@illinois.edu) immediately if you are interested. You will need to register for the spring semester CI 499 SAM
to receive credit for the course. A final group will be selected for the trip by Jan. 1, 2016 BUT DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THEN.

What’s it cost?

The projected cost of the trip is $2800-$3300, depending on airfare to Madrid and back (on Iberia/American Airlines) and decisions made by the group about the itinerary. Scholarships of $500 are available through the College of Ed. for students enrolled in COE teacher education programs.