Academic trips are one of the main highlights of our programs. As part of our philosophy at CCLT, we believe that the academic and cultural field trips are an essential component to students’ overall learning experience. Academic trips are centered on one or more themes chosen by the director of a visiting program. A syllabus related to the theme(s) and an itinerary are provided in advance and finalized with the director of the visiting program.
The syllabus outlines what will be done and clearly states the objective and theme(s). Included in the syllabus is the list of readings needed to be done by students before arrival in order to make the most of lectures. A university professor will accompany visitors and give onsite lectures. In addition to this, a national guide will also be present to give visitors insight into the different regions visited along the trip. Each trip includes visits to NGOs, official government offices, historical monuments, rural areas, and lunch or dinner with locals, which is a key element that serves to broaden visitors’ understanding of Moroccan society and culture.
Our customized programs are tailored to serve the needs and wants of the directors of the visiting groups and their students. The program can focus on one or more themes and can include one or two content courses. The following list encapsulates the activities we include in our customized programs: visits from guest lecturers related to Moroccan society and culture, Arabic and French classes, academic trips, internships, and visits to NGOs in Rabat, Fez or in rural areas. The Syllabi will be provided in advance with details about the Arabic and French language and content courses. Living with Moroccan host families is also a possible option for students.
The diversity of Moroccan culture attracts researchers from many parts of the world to unveil and understand a country which is deeply rooted in Africa and immensely shaped by Amazigh (Berber), Jewish, African, Roman, Arab, Portuguese, Spanish, and French civilizations. Contrary to popular belief, Morocco is not only an Arab country, but it is a country which is rich in cultural heritage because it goes beyond one civilization.
Join our cultural trips which combine high quality touristic visits with cultural learning and understanding of Moroccan culture and history. Our trips include visits to historical monuments, NGOs, rural areas, meetings with locals, and even cooking lessons.
Trip to Asilah, Tangier, Tetouan, and Chefchaouen
Trip to Fes, Meknes, and Marrakesh
Trip to Midelt, Merzouga, Tinghir, and Ouarzazate
Trip to Oujda, Debdou, and Figuig
All trips are supervised by university historian professors and highly qualified national guides. A detailed itinerary is available upon request. Other suggestions for trips are highly welcomed.
For more information about the trips and cost, please contact us.