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  • Locations: Granada, Spain; Malaga, Spain; Marrakech, Morocco; Meknes, Morocco; Rabat, Morocco; Seville, Spain
  • Program Terms: Jan Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Jan Term
Program Description:
Jan Term 2022: IDS 1180-01
From Marrakesh to Grenada, Morocco and Spain
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This Study Tour will acquaint students with the historical and cultural links between Spain and Morocco. In Morocco, we will likewise focus on historical periods (Berber, Saadi, Alaouite Dynasties) as we visit Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fes, and Marrakech. This will be a twelve-day Study Tour. In Spain, we will visit the major cities of what was Al-Andalus or Muslim Spain (711-1492), focusing on the main historical periods (Umayyad Dynasty, Taifa Kingdoms, Nasrid Dynasty) and the cities that are most representative of these periods (Córdoba, Sevilla, Granada, and Málaga). Each day we will have a tour led by a local guide or the professor. There will also be some free time for students to explore on their own.


Depart May 22 and return June 4, 2022
Morocco: Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fes, and Marrakesh.
Spain: Córdoba, Seville, Málaga, Costa Del Sol, and Granada

Day 1    Transatlantic Flight Overnight to Morocco
Day 2    Arrival in Casablanca - Transfer to Marrakesh    
Day 3    Guided tour of Marrakesh     
Day 4    Transfer to Rabat via Casablanca     
Day 5    Guided tour of Rabat - Drive to Fez via Mekhnez    
Day 6    Guided tour of Fez - Transfer from Fez via Larache to Tangier    
Day 7    Guided tour of Tangier - Overnight in Tangier    
Day 8    Ferry to Seville - Arrival in Seville     
Day 9    Guided Tour of Seville     
Day 10    Seville • Cordoba - Guided tour of Cordoba    
Day 11    Transfer to Granada.     
Day 12    Guided tour of Granada     
Day 13    Guided tour of Malaga • Costa Del Sol – Overnight in Costa del Sol    
Day 14    Depart for home from Malaga to Casablanca to Washington DC

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Cost per person: $3,800 (based on a group of 30), plus Jan term fees.  The trip costs include: airfare, hotels, transportation in Morocco and Spain; entrance fees, and 2 meals per day (breakfast and dinner).

Jan term fee for students: $130
Jan term fee for non-students: $400


Full Payment: $3,800 by March 1, 2022  (no refunds after March 1)


Students will stay in double rooms.  A single room supplement: $650-$750
Breakfast and dinner are included; lunch is not included.

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The course will emphasize the historical and cultural links between Spain and Morocco from the 8th to the 15th centuries, and will also explore those cultural ties today, as Moroccans are the second largest immigrant group in Spain.

Part 1:  Active Participation in Trip (25% of final grade) You must attend all scheduled tours, lectures and meetings and take active part in conversations and discussions. 
Part 2: Students have three options: they can create their own blog, do a journal with photography, or do a video journal (75%)

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Each day we will have a tour led by a local guide or the professor. There will also be some free time for students to explore on their own. 


Click Apply Now to fill out the online forms required by McDaniel.

  • Students must be in good academic and financial standing in order to be eligible.
  • Students must be First Year Honors student or have Sophomore standing or higher to be eligible.
  • The faculty leader provides final approval for all registered students to participate.


  •  Application deadline: February 14, 2022
  • Final withdrawal deadline: February 28, 2022


Check out the Morocco and Spain brochure for more information.
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This program is currently not accepting applications.