Engineering and Emerging Technologies

The Engineering and Emerging Technology Program will expose college students to the historical and modern engineering techniques used throughout the country. With projects such as Project Nour Solar Array and the fog catchers in the rural desert regions, to Hassan II Mosque and the Mohammed VI Bridge in Casablanca and Rabat, there are many different destination visits that can be chosen to meet the interest of the students. Core activities for this program include meeting with University professors and community leaders to discuss the evolving world of technology in Morocco and how this positions it to move forward in the global community. Students will visit startup technology companies to see how technology is used in a Muslim country. They will see how social media and open internet are affecting the development of the country. Along the way, students will experience historical construction technology by visiting sites such as the Roman Ruins in Volubilis and the Imperial cities’ancient medinas. Students will also be culturally immersed through their interactions with their host families and the local community.
  • Discover the key challenges and opportunities facing the technology sector in Morocco
  • Partake in engineering workshops that are implemented to help social issues
  • Explore unique historical and modern engineering projects
  • Connect and meet with Moroccan engineers and leaders from tech companies
  • Understand the operation of tech companies within the current political and economic situation
  • Visit one of the world's largest concentrated solar power plant project and understand how Morocco as a developing country is involved in renewable energy
  • Learn about local culture and history through guided tours and living with homestay families
A combination of homestay and guest houses or hotels For more information, please contact info@moroccooffthebeatentrack.com
Summer Program 2020 Dates:
  • Session 1 - May 19 to June 8
  • Session 2 - June 22 to July 13
  • Session 3 - July 27 to August 17
Deadline to apply:
  • March 15, 2020
Program cost:
  • $2,995 USD per student
Included:
  • All accommodations (Homestay, guesthouses , and hotels)
  • All transport and transfers by private vehicle in Morocco
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Academic lectures
  • Language classes if applicable
  • 25/7 support staff + Full Time Program Leader
  • Licensed tour guides
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Excursions and field trips
  • All planned activities
Not Included:
  • Airline tickets
  • Health and other personal travel insurance
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses
If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at info@moroccooffthebeatentrack.com
MOBT is offering waiver type scholarships in the amount of $1000 to students who are interested to join its summer abroad programs. We are seeking applicants with interest in language learning, community service, and civic engagement.
Who is eligible?
  • U.S. citizens who are 18 years or older
  • College students currently enrolled in school
How to apply? Please send the following essays to info@moroccooffthebeatentrack.com and include your full name (First and last name), country of citizenship, and the school you are currently attending.
  • Please describe how your participation would contribute to your academic achievement and career plans in the future (for example: enhanced knowledge/expertise, new curriculum ideas, career advancement, publications, networking opportunities (500 words or less)
  • How might you share your experience with others at home in your community after the completion of the program? (250 words or less)
Application Deadline
  • March 15, 2020
Questions? Please contact us at info@moroccooffthebeatentrack.com