Terms and Dates:

  • Fall 2019
  • Spring 2020


Kristen Grace

Housing Options:

Homestay, Hostel/Hotel/Guest House

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 apply?

Applying to study abroad is a 2-Step process.  You may complete both steps simultaneously, but Cornell Approval must be obtained before your program advisor in Global Learning can complete any approval or nomination forms for the program itself. 

  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 webpage.
  2. For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval.  Many programs fill by rolling admission.

Only 1st and 2nd choice programs will be considered for Cornell approval.  Cornell Approval is required for credit from Cornell.


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