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Morocco Winter 2018

Field Study in Global Politics

Discover the beauty and historical prominence of this North African kingdom and live like a local in some of the most spiritually and culturally inspiring cities of Morocco!

Imagine yourself traveling and studying among the beauty and ruins of one of the Mediterranean world's most distinctive and historically important locales. This Government and Politics field study in Morocco gives both graduate and upper-level undergraduate students the opportunity to explore various issues of economic, social and political development , while traveling to the imperial cities of Morocco.

Known for its broad cultural and ethnic diversity, Morocco serves as the perfect field site for students looking to gain an international perspective on issues of global development.  Visits to the cities of Fes, Rabat and Tangier will provide participants firsthand experience in understanding how different cultures communicate, and tackle, their unique social and economic challenges.

As part of the program, students will have the opportunity to work with local universities in each city:

            In Rabat: Université Mohammed V – Souissi
            In Fes: The International Institute for Languages and Cultures
            In Tangier: The Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies

Through these interactions, student participants have the opportunity to deepen their understanding and their appreciation of Moroccan culture through direct interaction with other university students and local faculty.

Program Dates: January 3 - 14, 2018

Program Itinerary - Explore the Winter 2018 program!


  • Graduate - GOV 199 Issues in Global Politics: Morocco Field Study (3 credits)  Syllabus
  • Undergraduate - GOV 4990 Independent Study: Morocco Field Study (3 credits)  Syllabus

Faculty Director:

Azzedine Layachi, Ph.D
Professor of Government and Politics, [email protected]

Professor Layachi has performed extensive field work in Morocco for several years and has published a book on Morocco entitled State, Society, and Democracy in Morocco: The Limits of Associative Life through the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies at Georgetown University.  His research interests and publications continue to lay in Morocco and he has an extensive network of both academic and non-academic colleagues and contacts throughout Morocco.  Professor Layachi is fluent in both colloquial and formal Arabic and French, two of Morocco’s principal languages for academic, economic and political communication

Program Fee: The Winter 2018 program fee for Morocco is $1975, not including round-trip airfare to Morocco and winter tuition for the 3-credit course.

Status: The Winter 2018 program to Morocco has been confirmed to run.