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Morocco

Dates

June 22 – July 21, 2018

Cost

$3,475 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Elementary – Advanced Arabic, Religious Studies

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2017: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2018: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Morocco provides a first-hand and unique experience to the linguistic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of Morocco for students with interest in learning Arabic language and culture as well as Moroccan history, politics and religion. KIIS Morocco is an ideal context where you can immerse yourself into a multi-linguistic Arab society, with a noticeable European influence. The program will be based in the capital city of Rabat and longer-weekend excursions will include visits to Marrakech and Fez. To complement KIIS course offerings, guest lecturers from local universities will be selected.

Language Requirement: None. No language requirement for Religion Courses or Arabic 101.

Accommodations: Apartment, 2 people per room OR Homestay, 2-3 people per family.

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 14 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

Courses are taught in Arabic expect RELS 306 & RELS 399. Moroccan Arabic & Modern Standard Arabic are available. All courses are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

ARAB 101 Elementary Arabic I

Dr. Abdelaadim Bidaoui

This is an introductory course to familiarize students with the Arabic writing and sound systems and to enable them to develop basic proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

ARBC 102 Elementary Arabic II

Dr. Abdelaadim Bidaoui

The purpose of Arabic 102 is to develop students’ proficiency in Arabic and to familiarize them with its basic grammatical structures. The course will also help the student develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

ARBC 201 Intermediate Arabic I

Dr. Abdelaadim Bidaoui

The overall goal of this course is to develop students’ ability to use Modern Standard Arabic orally and in reading and writing. It aims at developing the student’s proficiency in Arabic from the intermediate-low to the intermediate-mid level.

ARBC 202 Intermediate Arabic II

Dr. Abdelaadim Bidaoui

The overall goal of this course is to develop students’ ability to use Arabic orally and in reading and writing. It aims at developing the student’s proficiency in Arabic from the intermediate-mid to the intermediate-high level.

ARBC 301 Advanced Arabic I

Dr. Abdelaadim Bidaoui

Arabic 301 is intended to enhance students’ knowledge of the target language and culture. Emphasis will be placed on improving proficiency in communication with particular use of authentic artifacts of the target languages and cultures.

RELS 306 Islam

Dr. Matthew Hotham

The course provides students with the historical and terminological background to understand some key issues in contemporary Islam and the heated debates surrounding Islam in American and European societies.

RELS 399 Topics: Colonialism & Modernity in North Africa

Dr. Matthew Hotham

This class studies the role Islam has played in the political and social changes taking place in North Africa over the past 200 years. We will learn about the differing colonial strategies for governing Muslim majority societies, the rise of Islamic modernism, and the contested role of Islam in post-colonial North African states.   

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,750 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Morocco

Accommodations

Two Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Rabat Metro/Bus Pass

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $1000), independent travel ($600, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost:  $1,600 – $1,700

The KIIS Morocco program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Morocco with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

The flight to Morocco is overnight arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Morocco to the USA departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Description

Dates

June 22 – July 21, 2018

Cost

$3,475 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Elementary – Advanced Arabic, Religious Studies

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2017: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2018: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Morocco provides a first-hand and unique experience to the linguistic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of Morocco for students with interest in learning Arabic language and culture as well as Moroccan history, politics and religion. KIIS Morocco is an ideal context where you can immerse yourself into a multi-linguistic Arab society, with a noticeable European influence. The program will be based in the capital city of Rabat and longer-weekend excursions will include visits to Marrakech and Fez. To complement KIIS course offerings, guest lecturers from local universities will be selected.

Language Requirement: None. No language requirement for Religion Courses or Arabic 101.

Accommodations: Apartment, 2 people per room OR Homestay, 2-3 people per family.

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 14 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

Courses are taught in Arabic expect RELS 306 & RELS 399. Moroccan Arabic & Modern Standard Arabic are available. All courses are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

ARAB 101 Elementary Arabic I

Dr. Abdelaadim Bidaoui

This is an introductory course to familiarize students with the Arabic writing and sound systems and to enable them to develop basic proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

ARBC 102 Elementary Arabic II

Dr. Abdelaadim Bidaoui

The purpose of Arabic 102 is to develop students’ proficiency in Arabic and to familiarize them with its basic grammatical structures. The course will also help the student develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills.

ARBC 201 Intermediate Arabic I

Dr. Abdelaadim Bidaoui

The overall goal of this course is to develop students’ ability to use Modern Standard Arabic orally and in reading and writing. It aims at developing the student’s proficiency in Arabic from the intermediate-low to the intermediate-mid level.

ARBC 202 Intermediate Arabic II

Dr. Abdelaadim Bidaoui

The overall goal of this course is to develop students’ ability to use Arabic orally and in reading and writing. It aims at developing the student’s proficiency in Arabic from the intermediate-mid to the intermediate-high level.

ARBC 301 Advanced Arabic I

Dr. Abdelaadim Bidaoui

Arabic 301 is intended to enhance students’ knowledge of the target language and culture. Emphasis will be placed on improving proficiency in communication with particular use of authentic artifacts of the target languages and cultures.

RELS 306 Islam

Dr. Matthew Hotham

The course provides students with the historical and terminological background to understand some key issues in contemporary Islam and the heated debates surrounding Islam in American and European societies.

RELS 399 Topics: Colonialism & Modernity in North Africa

Dr. Matthew Hotham

This class studies the role Islam has played in the political and social changes taking place in North Africa over the past 200 years. We will learn about the differing colonial strategies for governing Muslim majority societies, the rise of Islamic modernism, and the contested role of Islam in post-colonial North African states.   

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $3,750 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Group Flight (Optional)

Airport Transfers in Morocco

Accommodations

Two Meals per Day

Groups Excursions & Transport

Rabat Metro/Bus Pass

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, passport fees ($135), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $1000), independent travel ($600, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

Group Flight

Estimated Cost:  $1,600 – $1,700

The KIIS Morocco program offers a group flight option where you can travel to/from Morocco with other students and faculty. If you choose this option, KIIS will purchase a round-trip flight ticket for you. The flight cost will be added to your final program fee on April 1. The group flight will depart from Cincinnati or Louisville.

If not selecting the group flight, you are responsible to purchase your own roundtrip airfare.

The flight to Morocco is overnight arriving the following morning. On the return, the flight from Morocco to the USA departs and arrives on the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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