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  • Locations: Granada, Spain; Malaga, Spain; Marrakech, Morocco; Meknes, Morocco; Rabat, Morocco; Seville, Spain
  • Program Terms: Jan Term
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Jan Term 2021 09/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Please double check brochure below for official program dates.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Jan Term
Program Description:

Jan Term: From Marrakesh to Malaga, Morocco and Spain - WLLC 1800

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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.

LOCATION AND ITINERARY

Depart Jan 4 and return Jan 17, 2021
Morocco: Casablanca, Rabat, Meknes, Fes, and Marrakesh.
Spain: Córdoba, Seville, Málaga, Costa Del Sol, and Granada

See the 2018 Morocco and Spain brochure for example of daily activities.

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COST

Cost per person: $3,600 (based on a group of 28).  The trip costs include: airfare, hotels, transportation in Morocco and Spain; entrance fees, and 2-3 meals per day (breakfast, some lunches and all dinners).

HOUSING AND MEALS

Students will stay in double rooms.  A single room supplement: $500
Breakfast and dinner are included; lunch is not included.

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ACADEMICS

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.

Grading:
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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STUDENT LIFE

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

HOW TO APPLY

Contact Dr. M. Esa mesa@mcdaniel.edu or Professor Carol Zaru czaru@mcdaniel.edu in order to fill out their application form and click apply now to fill out the online forms required by McDaniel.

Note:
  • 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.

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APPLICATION DEADLINE

 
Application deadline: Sept. 1, 2020
 
Final withdrawal deadline to receive a full refund: Sept. 15, 2020  ($300 deposit is non-refundable)

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Check out the Morocco and Spain brochure for more information.
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