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  • Locations: Rabat, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: SIT/World Learning 
  • Restrictions: Pomona applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: Arabic, English Housing options: Homestay, Hostel/Hotel, Other
Areas of study: Anthropology, Arabic, Gender and Women's Studies, History, Human Rights, Humanities, Independent/Directed Research, International Relations, Linguistics, Middle Eastern Studies, Minority Studies, Peace & Conflict Studies, Politics, Psychology, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Social Policy, Social Sciences, Sociology, Urban Studies Class standing: 1 - Second Semester Sophomore, 2 - Junior, 3 - First Semester Senior
Program type: Experiential/field-based, Stand alone GPA: 2.5
Program Description:


SIT Study Abroad Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights

NOTE: SIT will make every effort to maintain its programs as described. To respond to emergent situations, like COVID-19, SIT may have to modify programs.

Examine challenges shaping Morocco and the Arab world since the 2011 Arab Spring. Learn about human rights, social movements, and the development of individual liberties in a multicultural context.


Morocco is a mix of geographic and human landscapes including the Atlas Mountains, the vast Sahara Desert, traditional Berber villages, and the modern cities of Rabat and Casablanca. Amid modernization and democratization, diverse Arab, Berber, and sub-Saharan African cultures are deeply rooted in age-old traditions emphasizing community and family. Explore the present-day characteristics, challenges, and complexities of multiculturalism and human rights in Morocco. Excursions north and south will examine economic development, gender issues, environmental problems, and the role of civil society.

Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on the program highlights and details of coursework, educational excursions, and housing.


  • Study issues impacting Morocco and the rest of the Arab World following the Arab Spring in 2011
  • Discuss issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion with Moroccan University students and get their perspectives
  • Examine tensions between religious and secular approaches to individual freedoms
  • Meet Amazighs, Jews, Arabs, and sub-Saharan Africans to understand Morocco's cultural diversity
  • Explore the sand dunes of the Sahara on a camel trek


SIT is an all-inclusively priced study abroad program – including academics costs, excursions, accommodations and meals, airport transfers, and health insurance. Be sure to discuss how study abroad costs are handled at your school with your study abroad advisor and read the website for more specific information.  





Academic Program
The program begins with a one-week orientation. After the initial orientation, the academic components of the program begin. Students enroll in four courses during the semester for a total of 16 U.S. semester credits (4.0 Pomona credits). The academic program consists of:
  • Human Rights and Social Movements in a Multicultural Context (0.75 Pomona credit)
  • Intensive Modern Standard Arabic Language Study (1.5 Pomona credits)
  • Research Methods and Ethics (0.75 Pomona credit)
  • Independent Study Project (ISP; 1.0 Pomona credit) or Internship and Seminar (1.0 Pomona credit)

The program also includes educational excursions to the imperial cities of Fes, Meknes, and Marrakech, as well as the desert area of Zagora. The program also visits universities and non-governmental organizations throughout the country.

There is no CR/NC option on this program.

Living Arrangements
Students live in a homestay in Rabat for eight weeks and spend one week in a homestay in a rural village. Other accommodations during the program include hostels and small hotels.

Number of Students
SIT enrolls 25 students per semester.

Host Institution
School for International Training (SIT)

Faculty Liaison
Ken Wolf

A college-level course with Middle East and North African content is highly recommended. 

Travel Advisories

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline (Pacific Time) Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 09/17/2023 10/13/2023 TBA TBA