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.   

Sample Itinerary 

The following is the itinerary from the Wintersession 2011 trip; the 2015 itinerary will be similar though not identical.  Please note that the dates for the 2015 trip are January 4-25, 2015.

Week One

Friday, January 4

11:40 am Wellesley Students arrive at the Mohamed V Airport Transfer to Rabat 3:00 Check in Hotel Splendid, 8 Rue Ghazza Tel 037 72 83 32 3:00-4:30 Tour of Rabat with Prof. Abdelhou Moudden 6:00-7:00 Orientation Session: Who is Who7:00 Dinner at CCCL (11, Zankat El Hassani, Derb Jirari, Ave Laalou, Rabat Medina.)

Saturday, January 5

9:00 Breakfast at CCCL 10:00-12:00 Program Orientation...Dr. Moudden. CR (Conference Room) 12:00-1:30 Lunch CCCL 2:00-3:30 Moroccan Politics, Dr. Moudden (CR) 3:45-5:15 Arabic 101 (CR) 6:30-7:30 Dinner

Sunday, January 6

8:00-9:00 Breakfast at CCCL 12:30-1:30 Lunch at CCCL 6:30-7:30 Dinner

Monday, January 7

8:00 Breakfast at CCCL 9:00-10:30 Arabic 102 10:45-12:15 Arabic Music:Dr. Mouddad 12:30-1:30 Lunch at CCCL 2:00-3:30 Moroccan Post Colonial Painting, Dr. Youssef Al Alami (CR) 3:45-5:15 Space and Gender Dynamics in Morocco; Dr. Salima Al Mandjara (CR) 6:30-7:30 Dinner

Tuesday, January 8

8:00 Breakfast at CCCL 10:45-12:15 The Jews of Morocco:Dr. Lakhsassi 12:30-1:30 Lunch at CCCL 2:00-3:30 Moroccan Identities, Mokhtar Bouba (R3)(Room 3) 6:30-7:30 Dinner

Wednesday, January 9

8:00 Breakfast at CCCL 10:00-11:30 Corruption, Dr. Salima Al Mandjara (CR) 12:30-1:30 Lunch at CCCL 6:30-7:30 Dinner

Thursday, January 10

8:00 Breakfast at CCCL 12:30-1:30 Lunch at CCCL 2:00-3:30 The Veil in Islam, Farah Cherif (CR) 3:45-4:15 Tea Ceremony, Farah Cherif (CR) 4:15-5:30 Moroccan Costumes, Farah Cherif (CR) 6:30-7:30 Dinner

Week Two

Friday, January 11: Excursion Starts (FEZ)

7:00 Breakfast at CCCL 8:00 Bus leaves for Meknes Visit of Meknes and Volubilis 12:30 Picnic 4:00 Visit the Medina of Fes 7:30 Dinner Hotel Nouzha

Saturday, January 12 (Erfoud)

7:00 Breakfast 8:00 Leave for Midelt 10:00 Bus stop in Ifran Down Town 12:30 Lunch in Hotel Kasbah Asmaa, Midelt 2:00 Leave for Erfoud 6:00 Check in Hotel Asmaa, Route Rissani 7:30 Dinner

Sunday, January 13 (Hassi Labiad)

8:00 Breakfast 9:00 Visit Rissani: The Ksours and the weekly souk of Tafilalet 12:00 Lunch in a private home: Dar Moulay Ali 2:00 Take Jeeps to Merzouga Visit the fossil site of Darkawa Check in Auberge Kasbah Aiour, Hassi Labiad. Tel: 212 062 08 16 20 The Camel trek and sun set in the dunes of Hassi Labiad. 6:00 Check in Hotel Asmaa, Route Rissani 7:-- Dinner Performance: Gnawa music of Khamlia

Monday, January 14 (Nkob)

8:00 Breakfast 9:00 Depart for Rissani 12:00 Lunch at Youth Hostel 2:00 Bus leaves for Nkob 5:00 Check in Auberge Kasba Baha Baha Ksar Nkob, Region Tazarine 7:30 Dinner 8:30 Amazing Stories of a Grand Mother: Khalti Fadma

Tuesday, January 15 (Marrakech)

7:00 Breakfast 8:00 Bus leaves for Ouarzazat 12:00 Lunch Picnic in the High Atlas mountains Visit to the Cinema Studios (Field Trip)

Wednesday, January 16

8:00 Breakfast 9:00 Field Trip: Marrakech medina 12:30 Lunch 2:00 Bus leaves for Rabat. EXCURSION ENDS.

Week Three

Thursday, January 17

12:30 Lunch at CCCL 2:00-3:00 Visit the Nassau II Mosque (Casablanca) 4:00-5:00 Visit to the Jewish Museum (Casablanca) 6:30-7:30 Dinner

Friday, January 18

8:00 Breakfast at CCCL 9:00-10:30 Moroccan Sanctuaries, Dr. Lahcen Haddad 10:45-12:15 Arabic Calligraphy, Mokhtar 12:30-1:30 Lunch at CCCL

Saturday, January 19

8:00 Breakfast at CCCL 9:00-10:30 Gender, Dr. Loubna Skalli 10:45-12:15 Mary in the Qoran, Farah Cherif 12:30-1:30 Lunch at CCCL

Sunday, January 20


Monday, January 21

8:00 Breakfast at CCCL. 9:00-10:30 Sufism in Islam, Ms. Zakai Zouanat 12:30-1:30 Lunch at CCCL 2:00-3:30 'Fashioning Women, Representation and Ideology in Moroccan Women's Magazines', Dr. Youssef Al Alami Group Discussion: Gender and religion; Part I

Tuesday, January 22

8:00 Breakfast at CCCL 9:00-10:30 Traditional Writing on the Louh (The Wooden Board) 12:30-1:30 Lunch at CCCL 2:30-4:00 Group Discussion: reflections on cross cultural experience, Dr. Mouden

Wednesday, January 23

8:00 Breakfast at CCCL. 10:00-11:30 Ceremonies: Moroccan Urban Wedding, Farah 12:30-1:30 Lunch at CCCL 2:00- Walk to Tarik Ibn Ziyad Center (TIZC) 2:30-4:00 Visit Tarik Ibn Ziyad Center for Studies and Research 6:00 Visit to Dar Chorfa; introduction to Moroccan cooking

Thursday, January 24

8:00 Breakfast at CCCL. 10:00-11:30 Moroccan Women writers in Arabic, Jamila Bargash 12:30-1:30 Lunch at CCCL Group Discussion: Gender and religion; Part II

Friday, January 25

8:00 Breakfast at CCCL. 10:30-12:30 Cooking Session, Doha and Rajea (Kitchen) 12:30-1:30 Lunch at CCCL 1:30-2:30 Experiential Session: Oriental Dancing, Souad Belhaj 4:00-5:30 Meeting with Mohamed V students 6:00-7:00 Dinner 7:00-8:00 Performance: Andalousiat Alassili (Andalousian Music)

Saturday, January 26

8:00 Breakfast at CCCL. Experiential Session: Henna   Last supper with CCNY students ---Program Evaluation

Sunday, January 27

Transfer to Mohamed V Airport End of Scheduled Program

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Founders Hall 202A
Wellesley College
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Wellesley, MA 02481

Anne Wasserman
Department Administrator

Tel: 781.283.2605
Fax: 781.283.3661

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