Field Studies in Morocco

June 17 - June 30, 2014

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Earn 3 Geography Credits: GEOG 392/GEOG 592


This field program begins with several days of instruction in person and on Blackboard, followed by two weeks in the field. The goal of the course is for students to gain an appreciation for the dynamic people and places of Morocco through intensive classroom and field study.

The online component of the course will first familiarize students with the region commonly known as the Middle East. Considering the extensive surge of interest in the Middle East, a deep appreciation and understanding of the political, cultural, economic, environmental, and social dynamics of this region are crucially important. We will begin by exploring the very process of defining the region of "the Middle East", including an introductory examination of physical and cultural landscapes. Students will then observe the cultural, socio-economic, and political processes that underpin the Middle East as a region far more diverse and dynamic than the limited recent representation of the region in the US and global media. Students will observe the region from two lenses: one from above that observes environmental, economic, and political formations and transformations, and one from below that seriously considers the roles of people and places in shaping the region within individual countries and sub-regions.

Students will then apply the geographic content learned to the geographic context of Morocco, where students will spend two weeks in the field with UNC professor, Dr. Karen Barton.

Students will travel to Rabat, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Meknes, Fes, and Tangier. For a tentative itinerary, click here.

The program is co-sponsored and organized with ARAMFO, the Arab American Foundation for Multicultural Education and Students Understanding.


Application Deadline: March 15, 2014
Program Dates: June 17-30, 2014

Final Withdraw Date: April 15, 2014*

*Students who withdraw after this date will be responsible for the full program costs.



The estimated total cost for the program is $4,290 - $4,390 which includes tuition, accommodations, all excursions, field trips, most meals, international airfare, airfare to NYC, in-country transportation, health insurance, and personal funds. Final cost will be dependent on enrollment numbers.

Estimated Tuition

$306- 406

Billed to Student Account

Study Abroad Administration Fee


Billed to Student Account

International Health Insurance


Billed to Student Account

Program Fee


Paid Directly to ARAMFO

Please see registration form in application for payment schedule

Airfare to NYC


Individual Expense

Personal Expenses


Individual Expense (varies)






GEOG 395/592: Geography in MoroccoMorocco

GEOG 392 Syllabus

GEOG 592 Syllabus



This program is open to all UNC students who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours by the time of departure with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.


Applications will be considered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Click here for the Morocco Application Form.

Maximum enrollment: 20 students


Application Deadline for Morocco program is:
March 15, 2014