Multiculturalism & Human Rights

The Multiculturalism and Human Rights program will take students on a diverse journey through the historical issues of human rights and the social climate of multiculturalism. From indigenous people and their fight to integrate their native language, to women’s rights for equal opportunities and treatment, students will learn the similarities and differences of human rights conflicts in Morocco and the United States. Discussions and seminars from local activists and non-profits will give students first-hand information of the top human rights challenges Morocco is currently facing. Along with these discussions, students will have the opportunity to interact with locals who have experienced the peaceful coexistence between Judaism, Islam and Christianity. After the Arab Spring, Morocco has become more progressive in human rights movements, and the students will learn about how this has changed the landscape of modern Moroccan culture, as well as how current youth are impacting changes for the future. Students will travel to different locations in Morocco to experience how the country has historically been affected by colonization and is currently affected by international tourism and immigration.
  • Engage in personal conversations with local activists and non-profit leaders to examine issues shapingMorocco and the Arab world following the Arab Spring in 2011.
  • Meet with Moroccan college students and discuss current issues in the country and learn what they think about the changes currently happening both, locally and globally.
  • Explore Jewish heritage in Fez, and Sefrou
  • Experience the unique, vibrant street life of historic medinas in Rabat, Fez, and Sefrou
  • Enjoy the rich variety of Moroccan landscapes, from modern cultural centers to historically colonized cities
  • Experience traditional Moroccan food and personal connections in a family homestay
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