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  • Locations: Casablanca, Morocco; Fez, Morocco; Marrakesh, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
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Academic Courses: ENL, HIS, HON, HUM, ILC, MUH, TDR Housing: Hotel
Program Length: Short-Term Faculty-Led Program Type: Faculty Led
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Program Fee: $6750
Program Description:

Belmont in Morocco

PROGRAM | COURSES AVAILABLE | COSTS | APPLICATION PROCESS | FACULTY CONTACTS

PROGRAM

 
 
Belmont students in MoroccoCULTURE, THE ARTS, AND IDENTITY IN NORTH AFRICA 
  • Rabat – a national capital with a small-town feel – Old City (Medina), Hassan Tower, Mohammed V Mausoleum, Oudaya Kasbah, Modern Art Museum, Archeological Museum
  • Classes at the Center for Cross Cultural Learning, in a 19th-century mansion in Rabat’s Old City
  • Presentations by Moroccan faculty on Moroccan Arabic, Islam in Morocco, veils and Moroccan costume, Moroccan history, the status of women, Moroccan literature, visual arts, theater, music, and a cooking class
  • Meetings with Moroccan creative artists (writers, theater directors, a film maker, etc.)
  • Live performances of Sufi music, Anadalusian classical music, Berber folk music, and other Moroccan styles
  • Visit to a research center focusing on women’s rights
  • Casablanca – a bustling center of commerce and education – the Hassan II Mosque, one of the largest in the world
  • Fez – Morocco’s traditional center of learning and of Arab and Berber culture – 14th-century royal palace, Jewish quarter, 17th-century synagogue, bazaar, 9th-century university and mosque of Fez (founded by a woman), 14th-century Quranic school
  • Marrakech – jumping-off point for the Sahara Desert and North African trade – 12th-century Koutoubia mosque, medieval palaces in the old city, Majorelle Garden, and the Berber Museum
  • Volobulis – ancient Roman city and provincial capital of the Roman Empire, now an archaeological site
  • Aghmat – a medieval Islamic town in the process of excavation
  • Visit to a Berber (Amazigh) village in the Middle Atlas Mountains
  • Housing in air-conditioned 3-star hotels for most of the trip
  • Homestays with Moroccan families in Rabat (4 nights), an opportunity to enjoy much-praised Moroccan hospitality

Belmont students in MoroccoCOURSES AVAILABLE
 
All courses will satisfy either Belmont requirements in the Gen Ed core or the specified major. You must participate in at least one course offered in Morocco. You should consult individual program faculty to see how online options can fit into your study abroad program.
  • ENL 2950/3950 - Moroccan Literature and Culture (Humanities Gen. Ed., ENL major/minor)
  • HIS 2950/3950 - Moroccan History (Social Science Gen. Ed., HIS major/minor)
  • HON 2600 - Discovery and Revolution
  • HUM 3950 - Moroccan Civilization (Humanities Gen. Ed., Junior Cornerstone)
  • MUH 2950 - World Music Experience in Morocco (Fine Arts Gen. Ed.)
  • MUH 3950 - Introduction to Music: History, Style, Culture (for music majors)
  • MUH 3950 - History of Western Music: 1700-Present  (for music majors)
  • TDR 2950 - Theatre Experience in Morocco (Fine Arts Gen. Ed.)
  • ENL and FRE independent study
  • Interdisciplinary Learning Communities (ILC) may be arranged for any pair of 2950 courses

ONLINE OPTIONS:
ENG 3950: Third Year Writing (English 3010) (satisfies BELL CORE requirement, must have completed 60 credit hours to count as Third Year Writing)
REL 3950: Religion Jr. Cornerstone (Path A or B; satisfies BELL CORE requirement)
INB 3950: (satisfies BBA Core Business requirement for International Business 3300)


COSTS


Belmont students in Morocco1. Program Fee: $6,750:  This fee will include all airfare, bus, housing, group events, entrance fees, and meals 

Costs not covered by the program fee include:
Tuition

2. Belmont Tuition
Tuition is charged at the special study abroad tuition rate of 2/3 off the cost of normal Summer tuition. For every 3 hours of study abroad credit you register for, you pay for only one hour.  

Program Deposit: $500 due at time of acceptance 

APPLICATION PROCESS

Faculty-Led Application Process
 
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
  • Spring Break Programs: November 15
  • Maymester Programs: February 1
  • Summer Programs: February 15 
How to Apply
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply. 
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in. 
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application. 


FACULTY CONTACTS


Dr. Daniel Schafer
Department of History
daniel.schafer@belmont.edu JAAC 2118 

Dr. John Paine
Professor of English and Foreign Languages
john.paine@belmont.edu • JAAC 3020

Dr. Terry Klefstad
School of Music
terry.klefstad@belmont.edu • FIDELITY 402

Professor Jaclynn Jutting 

Department of Theater and Dance 
jaclynn.jutting@belmont.edu • TROUTT THEATER 106




Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 02/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission 06/15/2019 07/07/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.