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  • Locations: Fez, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:

Discover Morocco

Wake Forest University's Fez Summer Program is based at the Arabic Language Institute in Fez (ALIF). The Institute is housed in a large Moorish-style villa situated in a residential neighborhood and is within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, and cafes. ALIF has a specialized library, a collection of Arabic films, a satellite television, and a computer center with e-mail access.

A Wake Forest faculty member serves as resident professor in Fez to oversee program academics. Courses taught by resident professor and professors at ALIF to include 6 hours of Arabic and one 3-hour course from the resident professor's discipline for a total of 9hrs of credit. Academic study is enriched by a cultural immersion experience through homestays with Moroccan families and various excursions.




 
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Overview Wake Forest University's Fez Summer Program is based at the Arabic Language Institute in Fez (ALIF). The Institute is housed in a large Moorish-style villa situated in a residential neighborhood and is within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, and cafes. ALIF has a specialized library, a collection of Arabic films, a satellite television, and a computer center with e-mail access.

A Wake Forest faculty member serves as resident professor in Fez to oversee program academics. Courses taught by resident professor and professors at ALIF to include 6 hours of Arabic and one 3-hour course from the resident professor's discipline for a total of 9hrs of credit. Academic study is enriched by a cultural immersion experience through homestays with Moroccan families and various excursions.

Summer Session I - 2023
Location Morocco is a country of many contrasts, where centuries-old traditions and modern technology are at the heart of dynamic and hospitable culture. From the Roman ruins of Volubilis and the medieval cities of Marrakesh and Fez with their famous souks (markets), to the high-rise financial district of Casablanca, from the mountains and desert of the interior to the long stretches of coastal beaches, from the couscous and tajines to every kind of European cuisine, Morocco offers its visitors the unique example of a country whose deeply rooted cultural values have accommodated ideas and practices of its European neighbors.

Wake Forest University's Fez Summer Program is based at the Arabic Language Institute in Fez (ALIF). The Institute is housed in a large Moorish-style villa situated in a residential neighborhood and is within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, and cafes. ALIF has a specialized library, a collection of Arabic films, a satellite television, and a computer center with e-mail access.
 
Program A Wake Forest faculty member serves as resident professor in Fez to oversee program academics. Courses taught by resident professor and professors at ALIF to include 6 hours of Arabic and one 3-hour course from the resident professor's discipline for a total of 9hrs of credit. Academic study is enriched by a cultural immersion experience through homestays with Moroccan families and various excursions.

Language course offerings will be Beginning, Intermediate, or Advanced Arabic. In addition to the language course, students can also take Moroccan Arabic for an extra fee. Students receive 3 hours of Wake Forest credit for the area studies course and 6 hours of transfer credit for the intensive language course. Non-Wake Forest students who are applying for this program are encouraged to contact the Center for International Studies regarding how the courses are transcripted.
 
Faculty Rayed Khedher
Assistant Teaching Professor
Middle East and South Asia Studies
khedher@wfu.edu
Accommodation Students are matched with homestay families in Fez and are provided three meals per day. Students stay in hotels during the various excursions.
Excursions Excursions may include weekend trips to the following places:
  • Casablanca
  • Marrakesh
  • Essaouria
  • Meknes, Volubilis, Moulay Idriss
  • An overnight desert excursion 
 Excursions are subject to change.
Selection
  • Good academic standing
  • Interest in Moroccan culture and languages
Costs The total cost of summer study abroad can be broken down into four categories:
  • Program Fee - Usually covers room, in-country travel, excursions, some meals and other costs associated with the program.
  • Tuition – Students on WFU summer programs pay WFU summer school tuition per credit hour. The current rate is $950/per credit hour. 
  • Airfare (estimated) – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
  • Personal Expenses (estimated) – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits, cost of living in the destination country, and the number of meals included in the program fee. This may also include visa fees, vaccinations, academic supplies/books and other miscellaneous daily expenses.

Program Fee - TBD (includes 6hrs of transfer credit)
Tuition (3hrs) - $2,850
Airfare (estimated) ~ $1,800
Personal Expenses (estimated) ~ $1,000
Estimated total cost - TBD
Scholarships Scholarships are available through the Center for Global Programs and Studies.
Contact Rayed Khedher
Assistant Teaching Professor
Middle East and South Asia Studies
khedher@wfu.edu

Sean McGlynn
Center for Global Programs and Studies
Senior Study Abroad Advisor
(336)-758-3194
mcglynsd@wfu.edu


Arabic Language Institute Website:
www.alif-fes.com
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