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2014 Summer Faculty Development Seminar in Morocco

A Faculty Seminar on Land, Culture and People

June 21st - 29th, 2014


Join us on the 2014 Morocco Faculty Development Seminar!  This seminar will offer an exciting intellectual and cultural cornucopia - academic interactions with Moroccan educators, exploration of Morocco’s cultural mosaic, lessons in Arabic communication and a sampling of artistic performances, all peppered with sightseeing and discovery.  Situated at the northwestern frontier of Africa, Morocco offers a unique ecological diversity - coastal beaches, fertile plains, arid hills, snow-capped mountains and sand dunes. Morocco also offers a unique blend of cultures - Arab and Berber, African and European, Islamic and Judaic.

The 2014 Morocco Seminar highlights will include the exchange of ideas with educators from various Moroccan universities to explore, through a wide range of interdisciplinary approaches and perspectives, the various connections between Europe, Africa and the Americas. These gatherings are also planned as an opportunity for faculty members from both sides of the Atlantic to interact with one another and to explore potential collaborations.

In addition to the academic component, participants will have six additional days to explore and experience the modern metropolis of Casablanca, Morocco’s oldest capitol city, Fez, the imperial municipality of Rabat, the fascinating red city of Marrakech, and Jimi Hendrix’s favorite Moroccan hideaway and the capital of gnawa music, Essaouira.

PROGRAM FEE:  $1,950 based on double occupancy (Single Supplement: $350)

Program fee includes:

  • Academic interactions and exchanges
  • Unforgettable guided tour of Morocco
  • Lodging in Four Star hotels
  • 24-hour transportation throughout the trip, including from and to the Casablanca airport
  • Cultural events, excursions, and experiences
  • Arabic and/or French language classes (Textbook and audio included)
  • Complete breakfasts and some group dinners at traditional Moroccan restaurants
  • Personal local cellphone with your own number (with alarm clock, etc.)
  • Accident insurance


Program fee does not include:

  • Airline transportation to and from Casablanca
  • Passport and visa fees where applicable (U.S. citizens do not need a visa for Morocco.)
  • Meals or beverages other than breakfasts and three group dinners
  • Personal expenses including laundry, mini-bar charges, medicine or other personal needs and telephone calls
  • Any other item not listed under ‘Program fee includes’


For more information on how to participate, or for a complete itinerary, e-mail Larbi Oukada, Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Cultures at Georgia College, at larbi.oukada@gcsu.edu.

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