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SIT Study Abroad Morocco: Arabic Language and Community Service
Rabat, Morocco (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
Fact Sheet:
Country: Morocco City: Rabat
Mininum GPA: 2.5 Class Status: 02-Sophomore, 03-Junior, 04-Senior
Academic Areas:
African Studies, Arabic
Language of Instruction:
Arabic
Program Description:

Examine international relations, natural resource management, nomadic traditions, and economic growth from Mongolia’s unique vantage point.

moroccoThe program looks at the interplay between foreign engagement, economic development, and natural resource utilization in the context of Mongolia, a nation facing rapid economic and environmental change. Students scrutinize the multitude of ways in which mining, conservation of pasturelands, grazing rights, and other resource management issues are shaping public and private life. For one to two weeks, students live alongside nomadic herding communities and experience some of the most pristine natural environments in the world.

Major topics of study include:

  • Diplomatic engagement with major global economies including the US and regional relations with China, Russia, and North Korea
  • Rapid urbanization and the rise of urban consumption in the context of a dramatic influx of foreign direct investment (FDI)
  • The search for a balance between environmental conservation and natural resource development
  • Cultural shifts among Mongolia’s pastoral population
  • Socioeconomic and political reform