Discover Transformative Study Abroad Opportunities in North Africa and the Middle East with SIT.

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"My experience in Tunisia with SIT was one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. The academic content was tremendously enriching, and I expanded myself greatly intellectually."

—Lindsay Novis, Fordham University

Spelman College students “witness revolution up close” on SIT’s spring 2011 Tunisia and Morocco programs. Read about it here.

Study the impact of recent social revolutions on identity construction and nation-building. Learn about a region at the heart of contemporary global politics. Witness how peoples and local communities negotiate the weight of historical trajectories, the richness of spirituality, and the demands of modern life. Address colonial legacies of language, education, and political geographies. Explore a diversity of cultures and shared experience of Islam while being immersed in an Arabic-speaking environment.

CHOOSE FROM TOPICAL AREAS OF STUDY INCLUDING:

    RAPIDLY LEARN OR IMPROVE ARABIC LANGUAGE SKILLS
    SIT provides students of wide-ranging levels, including beginners, the opportunity to learn Arabic through full integration in a local culture. Consider an intensive summer language and community service program in Rabat. Explore the political and cultural dimensions of media Arabic in Jordan. Spend a semester learning Arabic while also studying development, migration, human rights, health, or another influential topic.

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    ACQUIRE OR ENHANCE FRENCH  LANGUAGE SKILLS
    In addition to improving skills in Modern Standard Arabic, students can study French in Tunisia or Morocco.

    CONDUCT INDEPENDENT FIELD RESEARCH ON A TOPIC OF YOUR CHOICE
    Undertake independent research and primary data collection on an approved topic of interest, spanning issues as diverse as youth and political change in the Middle East; clandestine migration in Morocco; the impact of ecotourism on Bedouin communities in Jordan; the politics of veiling in Tunisia; or poverty and healthcare in Jordan. Partner with a local journalism student to write a feature story on an aspect of life, culture, or politics in Morocco.

    FORGE RECIPROCIAL PARTNERSHIPS WITH IN-COUNTRY CONTACTS
    Form meaningful, lasting relationships with local academics, peers, mentors, and host family members, utilizing SIT’s extensive in-country contacts. Learn from prominent faculty, political leaders, scholars, and civil society activists. Acquire informed local perspectives from those actively engaged in rethinking and remaking their communities. Visit the Moroccan-American Journalism Partnership Facebook page created by the Morocco: Field Studies in Journalism and New Media students and their Moroccan peers at the Higher Institute of Information and Communication in Rabat, Morocco.



    "I was drawn to SIT Morocco because of the heavy concentration on language. Today, my Arabic is polished, professional, and competent, which has opened many doors. I’m now considering a research Fulbright in Morocco knowing I could pursue my academic interests with the confidence of being able to communicate well. I LOVED every part of the SIT Morocco program."

    Asil Yassine,
    Austin College

     


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