Morocco: Agriculture, Organizational and Community Development

Explore Morocco, “the Western Kingdom,” a sovereign state in North Africa overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
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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 — the only study abroad opportunity at the University of Georgia that travels to Morocco — 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 capitol 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.

International Travel Scholarship

International travel scholarships for $800 are available to support CAES student travel to study abroad programs and international internship programs. Students may apply in one of two application cycles, according to their departure date. Students departing on an international program during the current fall semester or spring semester of the following year should apply between August 1 - November 1. Students departing during the Maymester or summer semester should apply between December 1 - March 1. Applications received by the deadline date will be given full consideration.

Additional Scholarships for International Travel

There are several scholarships available for international travel through the CAES Office of Global Programs.

Quick Facts

Dates: Maymester 2020

Estimated Program Fee: $2,500

Course(s): ALDR 4610, ALDR 6610

Application Deadline: February 15

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Program contact

James C. Anderson, II Assistant Professor
Agricultural Leadership, Education & Communication