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  • Locations: Asilah, Morocco; Granada, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Meknes, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Global Seminar Fall
  • Restrictions: SPU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsor: SPU Faculty-led Areas of Study: English, Global Development, Travel Writing, Women's Studies
Program Type: Study Abroad Internship: No
Language of Instruction: English Housing Type: Homestay, Hostel/Hotel
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Number of Credits: 8
Service Learning: No
Program Description:

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Arab Spring: Writing and Resistance in Spain and Morocco 

The next Spain and Morocco Global Seminar will run in Fall 2019

Program Overview

On the Spain and Morocco Global Seminar, students will travel overland from Granada in Moorish Spain, to Meknes in Morocco. Students will be following a trans-national journey across borders, which is also taken by the characters in Laila Lalami's story, Hope and Other Dangerous Pursuits. While in Granada, students will live near the Alhambra and will visit this beautiful palace and explore the city of Granada--from flamenco to tapas! There will be several historical tours and a camel safari into the dunes of Morocco. Other sites that will be visited include: Mausoleum of Moulay Ismail, Madersa (18th centry Koranic school),
a synagogue in Meknes, Fes market, artisian factories, and the ancient Roman ruins in Volubilis. There is also a service learning component in this program, where students will work at a rural school outside of Meknes.

To prepare for this trip, plan on taking a 1-3 credit orientation in the spring, which will be a North African film course. This class will introduce the history and cultural diversity of this region with films from Morocco, Egypt, Algeria, and Tunisia.

Read about the student experience in Spain & Morocco on SPU Morocco Program Weblog!

Program Details

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Writing and Resistance - Spain and Morocco 2017 by Caroline Beresford-Wood

This program is currently not accepting applications.