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  • Locations: Chefchaouen, Morocco; Fez, Morocco; Granada, Spain; Ifrane, Morocco; Marrakech, Morocco; Meknes, Morocco; Merzouga, Morocco; Tangier, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Summer 10-Week
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 10-Week 2019 02/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/13/2019 07/20/2019
NOTE: Depart US on May 13; arrive in Morocco on May 14.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: Faculty Led Academic Area: Foreign Language - Arabic, Liberal Arts, Liberal Arts - International Studies
Academic College: College of Liberal Arts Academic Department: Liberal Arts
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Pre-requisites: Yes
Language courses available: Yes Language requirement: Yes
Language of instruction: Arabic, English Program Leader: Salah Ayari
Primary Contact: Mr. Drew Crawford (dcrawford@tamu.edu) Housing: Homestay
Open to non-majors: Yes Classification: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Additional features: Internship, Research
Program Description:

A&M Morocco Arabic Institute [10 weeks]

Faculty Leaders

Dr. Salah Ayari
Arabic Studies
ayari-s@tamu.edu
 
Study Abroad Advisor

Drew Crawford
dcrawford@tamu.edu
(979) 845-0544

Morocco students on camels
Morocco students souk
Morocco campfire
Arabic Class
Group Photo
Museum Visit
 

Summer 10-Week
May 13 - July 20, 2019

Depart U.S. on May 13th; arrive in Morocco on May 14th
Meknes, Morocco

About 
 
This 10-week intensive program, located in Meknes, Morocco, seeks to bolster the Arabic language and cultural competence of TAMU students by providing a truly immersive experience.  Students will go on excursions that emphasize Morocco’s ancient identity, visiting some locations that are hundreds of years old. Although viewing these sites will assist students in understanding Morocco, the program seeks to emphasize the country’s role as a significant player in the modern Middle East.  Home stay includes most meals in the price of the program.
 
Credit 

All students are required to take a total of 12 credit hours to participate on this program.
  • ARAB 201 : Intermediate Arabic ( 3 cr.)
  • ARAB 202: Intermediate Arabic II (3 cr.)
  • ARAB 321 :Business Arabic ( 3 cr.)
  • ARAB 323: Media Arabic ( 3 cr.)
  • ARAB 485: Directed Studies ( 6 cr.) *Three (3) credits taken each summer session
  • INTS 484:   Internship (3 cr.)*
Eligibility
  • Completion of ARAB 102
  • Open to ALL majors with a minimum GPA of 2.5 or approval from faculty
  • Must attend ALL Study Abroad program-specific orientations  
Highlights 
  • Summer 2018 Morocco Arabic Institute Video
  • Daily Arabic Language and culture classes (M-F)
  • Field trips to historical and cultural sites and museums
  • Home stay with a Moroccan family included
  • Most meals included
  • Excursion to Spain
Cost
 
Estimated Program Fee (subject to change) - billed to University Account $5,400
AAIN provider fee includes lodging, most meals, excursions, cultural visits, cultural activities, in-country transportation, facilities/equipment, conversation partners, etc. $3,800  
Additional excursions and group meals $350  
Study Abroad Admin Fee $400  
Misc expenses (tips, additional fees, etc) $265  
Insurance $85  
Faculty Expenses $500  
Estimated Additional Expensese - not included in Program Fee $7,455+
Tuition and fees (in-state resident for 12 hours)* $5,200  
International Airfare $1,500+  
Travel Documents (passport and visa - if needed) $155+  
Meals (those not included in Program Fee) $500+  
Textbooks and Supplies $100  
Personal Spending Varies  
Total Estimated Cost $12,855+
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
Check rates at: tuition.tamu.edu  

Additional Information 

Program Courses
Students should meet with their academic advisors to ensure they meet eligibility requirements and that the courses are degree applicable.

Funding
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding or visit for walk-in advising. 
 
Scholarships
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs.  These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit:https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13
 
Financial Aid
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form.  Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates.  Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/

Program Payment
Please plan accordingly as the Program Fee listed on the brochure will be due in full the terms prior to program departure (e.g. fall and spring for summer programs). The Program Fee is billed by the Study Abroad Programs Office in 3 payments: 
  1. $400 non-refundable Confirmation Payment
  2. $1,000Program Deposit
  3. Remaining Program Balance
Note: additional expenses are due the terms prior to program departure (e.g. international airfare and travel documents).