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  • Locations: Amsterdam, Netherlands; Rabat, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: UVA applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2021 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: Homestay, Hotel, With program group Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: Arabic, English Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Field Study/ Experiential, Study center Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Margaret Walter Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Anthropology, Arabic, Cultural Studies, Foreign Affairs, Geography, Global Studies, Internship, Middle Eastern Studies, Minority Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy and Administration, Religious Studies, Sociology, Urban Studies, Women, Gender & Sexuality
Program Description:

SIT Study Abroad Morocco: Migration & Transnational Identity

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs. Visit the SIT website for more details.

Using a multidisciplinary approach, enrich your understanding of migration through meetings with asylum seekers, Syrian refugees, Moroccan immigrants in Europe, and effected communities.

WHY STUDY MIGRATION IN MOROCCO?

Get an introduction to the history of migration in Morocco at the ancient Roman site, Volubilis, and the medieval cities of Fes and Meknès. From your base within Rabat’s 16th-century medina, discuss migration issues with prominent university professors and visit Moroccan and United Nations agencies and NGOs dealing with migration. In the northern cities of Tangier and Tétouan, you’ll visit African NGOs working with migrants and the border. On a seven-day stay in the Netherlands, you’ll discuss transnationalism, identity, and integration with Moroccan migrants, Dutch professors, and NGO workers.
 

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Examine the historical, economic, political, and cultural roots of migration
  • Live and study in Rabat's centuries-old medina
  • Meet regularly with Moroccan students to discuss program issues
  • Hear directly from sub-Saharan asylum seekers and Syrian refugees about their experiences
  • Explore the impact of migration during a seven-day excursion to the Netherlands
 
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.

KEY TOPICS OF STUDY

  • Factors driving migration in Morocco, North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa
  • Effects of human mobility on communities, politics, and economies
  • Moroccan immigrant in Europe, the cross-border labor force, and Morocco- European Union relations
  • Perceptions of Moroccan immigration and Islam in the Netherlands
  • Social and psychological impacts of migration
  • Gender and migration

 

MONEY MATTERS

Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor.  

SIT tuition and room and board fees include the following: 
  • All educational costs, including educational excursions 
  • All accommodations and meals for the full program duration 
  • Transportation to and from the airport, and on all educational excursions 
  • Health and accident insurance 
 
SCHOLARSHIPS
  • SIT awards nearly $1.6 million in scholarships and grants annually.
  • All scholarships and grants are need-based.
  • Awards generally range from $500 to $5,000 for semester programs.  
  • 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.
 

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