Program Details & Sample Itinerary

Program Cost

The program fee will be c. $4,612.00  for the three weeks, including tuition, room, full board, all program-related transportation and airport transfers in country, air fare (Boston-Rabat-Boston), and college administrative fees. A grant of $1,000.00 will be provided to each participant. For financial aid eligible students, this grant will be applied as part of the financial aid package.   

 

Itinerary 

The following is the itinerary for the 2015 Wintersession from January 5-25, 2015.

Daily Schedule:

Day 1 January 5th — Rabat
12:30 Arrival to Rabat, meet the Group leader, and transfer to hotel Darna
2.00 Check in at Darna hotel
5:00 Walk to the Center for Cross Cultural Learning (CCCL)
5:30-6:30 “Program Overview and Orientation”
6:30 Dinner at the Center for Cross Cultural Learning
7:30 Walk back to hotel
 
Day 2 January 6th — Rabat
7:00-9:00 Breakfast at the hotel
Check out
9:30-10:30 Lecture: “Morocco 101”
10:45-12:00 Orientation Session: “Gender Dynamics & Street Harassment”
12:30 Lunch at the CCCL
2:00 “Orientation to family life in Morocco”
3:00 Meet and move to the host families
Dinner with families
 
Day 3 January 7th — Rabat
7:00-9:30 Breakfast with families
9:30 Debrief the homestay experience
10:00 “Orientation to the bargaining exercise”
Field exercise in the Medina
11:30 “Debrief the bargaining Exercise”
12:00-3:00 Lunch at the CCCL
3:00-5:00 Lecture: “The Veil, Moroccan Costumes”
Dinner with families
 
Day 4 January 8th — Rabat
7:00-8:30 Breakfast with families
9:00-10:30 Arabic 102
10:30-12:30 “Daily Life in Rabat: Bus tour”
12:30 Lunch at the CCCL
3:00-5:00 Group Discussion with Moroccan university students
Dinner with families
 
Day 5 January 9th — Rabat
7:00-9:30 Breakfast with families
10:00-11:30 Arabic 103
12:00 Lunch at the CCCL
2:30-4:00 Lecture: “Political Reforms in 21st Century”
Dinner with families
 
Day 6 January 10th — Rabat
7:00-9:30 Breakfast with families
10:00-11:30 Lecture: “History of Morocco”
12:00 Lunch at the CCCL
2:30-4:00 Lecture: “Human Rights and Religion”
4:00-5:00 Orientation:“Hammam (Turkish bath)”
Dinner with families
 
Day 7 January 11th — Rabat
7:00-9:30 Breakfast with families
9:30-11:00 Lecture: “Moroccan Identities”
11:00-12:30 Lecture: “the Maghreb physical environment“
12:00 Lunch at the CCCL
2:30- 4:00 Lecture: “Multilingualism in Morocco”
4:10-5:00 Orientation to excursion
Dinner with families
 
Day 8 January 12th Rabat — Casablanca - Marrakech
7:00 Breakfast with families
7:30 Trip to Casablanca
9:30 Visit the Jewish museum
1:00 Arrival and Lunch at hotel Mont Guéliz
3:00 Exploring Jemaa Lfna Square (Field Exercise)
7:30 Dinner at Hotel
10-12 Av. Mohamed V – Gueliz – Marrakech.
 
Day 9 January 13th — Marrakech
7:00 Breakfast at the hotel
8:30 Guided of Visit the Medina of Marrakech and Majorelles Garden
1:00 Lunch at the hotel
Free Afternoon
7:30 Dinner at the hotel
 
Day 10 January 14h — Ait Ben Haddou & Zagora
7:00 Breakfast at the hotel
8:00 Departure for Zagora
1:00 Lunch at Ait Ben Haddou
6:00 Arrival to Zagora
7:30 Dinner and overnight at Kasbah Asmaa hotel
 
Day 11 January 15th — Zagora Mhamid
7:30 Breakfast at the hotel
11:00 Visit of Ouleddriss museum
12:30 Lunch at Saleh’s Family
2:30 4WD trip to Erg Lihoudi via Mhamid
4:30 Camel Ride and sunset experience on the dunes
7:30 Dinner at the tents camp
 
Day 12 January 16th — Mhamid - BahaBaha
7:30 Breakfast at the tent camp
8:30 4 WD to Zagora
10:30 Visit of Tamegrout and NassiriiZaouia
11:30 Visit Kasbah Amzrou
12:30 Lunch at Dar Lamane
2:30 Departure for N’kob
4:30 Arrival to N’kob
7:30 Dinner at BahaBaha
 
Day 13 January 17th — BahaBaha–Azrou
7:00 Breakfast at the hotel
8:00 Departure for Azrou
12:00 Lunch in Rissani at Ennasra Restaurant
7:30 Dinner and overnight at Panorama Hotel
 
Day 14 January 18th — Azrou - Fes
7:30 Breakfast at the hotel
8:30 Departure for Fes
12:00 Lunch in Restaurant Asmae
1:30 Guided Visit of Fes,
7:30 Dinner and overnight at Zahrat Al Jabal hotel
 
Day 15 January 19th — Fes - Rabat
7:00 Breakfast at the hotel
8:00 Departure for Rabat
10:00 Visit of Volubilis
12:00 Lunch in la Baraka Restaurant
2:30 Visit of Meknes
4:00 Resume the trip to Rabat
Check in at the host families
Dinner at a local restaurant
 
Day 16 January 20th — Rabat
7:00-9:00 Breakfast with families
9:30-11:00 Lecture: “Arab Spring and post revolution challenges”
11:00-12:30 Lecture: “Amazigh(Berber) Issues in Morocco”
12:30 Lunch at Bahia Restaurant
2:30-4:00 Lecture:“Moroccan Cities”
Dinner with families
 
Day 17 January 21st — Rabat
7:00-9:30 Breakfast with families
10:00-11:30 Lecture1: “Mary and the Qur’an”
12:00 Lunch at the CCCL
2:30-4:00 Lecture3: “Modern Art in Morocco”
4:30-6:00 “Strategies of Social and Economic Development in Morocco”
Dinner with families
 
Day 18 January 22nd — Rabat
7:00-9:00 Breakfast with families
9:30-10:30 Lecture: “Moroccan Monarchy”
12:00 Lunch at the CCCL
2:30- 4:00 Lecture: “Saints and Sainthood”
4:30-600 Lecture: “Context of Migration in Morocco”
7:30 Dinner with families
 
Day 19 January 23rd — Rabat
7:00-9:00 Breakfast with host families
10:00 Book Discussion: “Feminism and Islam, by Zakia Salime”
12:.00 Lunch at the CCCL
3:00 Visit AMPF NGO
Dinner with the host families
 
Day 20 January 24th — Rabat
Breakfast with the host families
9:30 Final Exam
10:30 Program Evaluation
12:30 Last lunch with the host families
2:00 Leave the homestay and check in at the hotel
7:30 Farwell dinner at the CCCL
 
Day 21 January 25th — Rabat
Transfer to Rabat airport

Plane leaves     Transfer to Rabat airport for flight to Paris departing at 7:55A.M.

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