Morocco: Agriculture, Organizational and Community Development
About this Program
Explore Morocco, “the Western Kingdom,” a sovereign state in North Africa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea which has been influenced by a mixture of Berber, Arab, African, Spanish and French cultures. This unique program will provide you with an introduction to various facets of Moroccan agriculture, economic development, and food and environmental sustainability.
You will explore the historical, geographic, architectural, political, economic, and educational complexities of this beautiful country. The adventure will begin with a tour of the nation’s largest city, Casablanca, before embarking on a two-week journey through the nation, including stops in the capital of Rabat, Fes, Meknes, Erfoud, Merzouga, Ouarzazate, and Marrakesh.
You’ll visit farms, agribusiness operations, olive oil production facilities, historical monuments, and archaeological sites including the Roman ruins of Volubilis, a fertile region where grain was produced for the Roman Empire. Field trips include tours of a winery, apple orchard, peach farm, date palm grove and several desert oases to showcase the dazzling diversity of the nation’s agricultural production. Sightseeing opportunities include Marrakesh’s main plaza of Jamaa El Fna where you may see snake charmers, dancers, musicians, peddlers and storytellers. Join this intimate study abroad experience and immerse yourself in the mystery and magic of this ancient nation.
CAES Experiential Learning Scholarship
The CAES Experiential Learning scholarship is available to CAES undergraduate students pursuing experiential learning activities. Eligible experiential learning activities include study abroad programs, internships, fellowships, service-learning projects, professional development, leadership-building programs and entrepreneurship. Students participating in both credit and non-credit experiential learning activities may apply. This scholarship is supported in part by the Deans' Promise Fund. Applications are open to all who intend to participate in Experiential Learning in Fall 2023, Spring 2024 or Summer 2024. CAES students may apply BEFORE a program runs and BEFORE they are accepted. However, scholarship money will not be awarded until the student is officially accepted and committed to the program, and in the respective semester. The first wave of applications will be due October 1, 2023. **Please note: this application is not intended for students applying to the following programs: Congressional Ag Fellows, Georgia Legislative Internship, Georgia Agribusiness Council Internship or the Winegrowers of Georgia Internship. Separate online applications are available for those programs.
Dates: Maymester 2024
Estimated Program Fee: $3,200 + Tuition and Fees + Airfare
Course(s): ALDR 4610/6610, ALDR 4540/6540 (6 credits)