Arabic Summer Study Abroad in Morocco
Dates of Program: 22 May – 9 July, 2016
Credit Units: 9
Sponsor(s) of Program: College of Arts and Sciences, World Languages & Cultures
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This program will enable students to receive 9 total credits: 3 in formal Arabic at the appropriate level, 3 in colloquial Moroccan Arabic, 3 in Moroccan history and culture. The latter two are upper-division. Students will study during the work week at the ALIF center in Fes, where experienced instructors will teach them language; on the weekends, students will travel to different locations in this fascinating country.
Students will be encouraged to engage in family homestay, as this is the best way to acquire language skills. Families have been working with ALIF for years and are accustomed to the needs and desires of American students. Alternative arrangements are available but discouraged.
Students with documented disabilities who may need accommodations during their study abroad experience should discuss these needs with the Program Director and the Office of Disability Services at the time of application.
The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who are enrolled in University System of Georgia schools; applications from out of state will also be considered. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director.
CREDITS AND COURSES
Participants who successfully complete the program’s 3 courses will receive 9 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduates will register for the appropriate level of standard Arabic, ARBC 3100 for the colloquial course, and ARBC 4890 for the history and culture course. Students from other institutions should follow their institution’s regulations concerning transfer credits.
Program cost may vary at any time according to currency fluctuations and changing travel arrangements. The program cost is tentatively set at $2,989 , PLUS regular Georgia State University tuition and fees. Non-resident/out-of-state students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the program cost.
Program Cost Includes
• Round-trip airfare
• All ground transportation, excursions and entrance fees
• Family Homestay
• Administrative Fees and Course Materials
• Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance
Program Cost Does Not Include
• Georgia State tuition and fees
• Public transportation in (City)
• Personal expenses and excess baggage charges
01 Jan 2017:
$500 Deposit with application
01 Feb 2017:
$1000 First Payment
01 Mar 2017:
$1489 Remaining balance
All payments are non-refundable upon receipt
Program Deposit Payments:
Participants will pay program deposits by logging into PAWS. Please contact your Program Director to confirm that a Program Deposit Account has been established for this purpose before you attempt to make a payment in PAWS.
Program Payments and Remaining Program Balance:
Other than the initial program deposit, all program payments—along with the remaining program balance—will be billed directly to your student account. Please refer to the Academic/Registration calendar for the tuition and fees deadline.
FUNDING AND SCHOLARSHIPS
Georgia State University students are eligible to apply for the IEF Study Abroad Scholarship/Georgia State University Foundation Scholarship and may be eligible to apply for the Global Experience Scholarship. Visit mystudyabroad.gsu.edu and select the Scholarships & Financial Aid tab or call the Study Abroad Programs office at (404) 413-2529 for more information.
Students interested in applying should select 'Apply Now' above and begin an online application.
Transient Students: please see the How to Apply section on the Prospective Student page.
Application Deadline: 01 December 2016
International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at (404) 413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.
Please note: Georgia State University reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
22-23 May: Travel to Fes
24 May: Orientation in Fes
25 May: Classes Start
26-27 June: End of Ramadan Holiday
07 July: Classes End
08-09 July: Return to Atlanta
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 01 Dec 2016
Because program size is limited, early application is strongly advised. Individual interviews may be scheduled with students upon receipt of application.