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Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020
  • Fall 2020
  • Spring 2021


Kristen Grace

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

SIT - School for International Training


Opportunity Description

Examine the push and pull dynamics of migration from Morocco and the Netherlands.

What is unique about this program?

  • Live and study in Rabat’s centuries-old medina.
  • Choose between an Independent Study Project and an internship.
  • Meet regularly with Moroccan students to discuss the issues you’re studying.
  • Hear the experiences of sub-Saharan asylum seekers and Syrian refugees
  • Experience the impact of remittances on rural communities in the High Atlas and Rif Mountains
  • Travel to the Netherlands to see the impact of migration on a host country.
  • Study Arabic at any level

What is unique about Morocco?

Morocco is a sending, transit, and receiving country for immigration from Africa to Europe.  In this beautiful country, you can meet with NGOs working with refugees and on topics of human rights and gender issues.  Coupled with visits to the Netherlands and the High Atlas and Rif mountains, you can experience key places in the immigration cycle.

How do I choose among programs?

  • See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
  • Use the search features on the Experience Cornell  Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
  • Go to the “Get Advice” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
  • Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students

How do I apply?

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.

  1. For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.)