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Morocco French Program: Voyage & Discovery in the Francophone World

Spring or Summer 2015

Location: Upper Atlas Mountains Morocco

 

Project Coordinates:   31◦ 50’ 16.90” N, 6◦ 06’ 38.72” W

 

Eligibility: French Profiency, 2.5 GPA,  interview, and faculty consent

 

Spring Break Dates: March 5 - 18, 2015

Summer Dates:   May 10 - 23, 2015

 

Program Overview:

Pascale Hickman and Ada Giusti, instructors of French in the Modern Language Program at Montana State University, lead students to the region of Zawiya Ahansal in the Central High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.  This Berber region hosts the MSU group who will work with locals in various hands-on experiences, including French readings, language, discussion, and more.

 

 

This year there are two options for French speaking students: Spring Break and Summer Program.   Here are breif descriptions of each program:

Atlas Cultural Adventures website 

Download a program flyer HERE

 

Application Form: Click here to download an application form

Completed applications can be emailed to Kevin Brustuen.

 

Make Program Deposits HERE

Follow this link to make your application deposit with your credit card, using this secure MSU Business Office Payment Link.

 

Spring Break Program
Dates: March 5 – 18, 2015 (program begins and ends in Marrakech on these dates)
Credits: ML 492, 3 credits
Level(s): Graduate and Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA, faculty consent
Application Deadline: December 1, 2014
Cost: $1500 estimated cost (Excludes airfare and food in Marrakech.)
Faculty: Ada Giusti, French Language Faculty, agiusti@montana.edu, 406-994-6442

Summer Program
Dates: May 10 – 23, 2015 (program begins and ends in Marrakech on these dates)
Credits: ML 492, 6 credits (3 credits will be taught during spring semester 2015)
Level(s): Graduate and Undergraduate
Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA, faculty consent
Application Deadline: January 30, 2015
Cost: $1500 estimated cost (Excludes airfare and food in Marrakech.)
Faculty: Pascale Hickman, French Language Faculty, pascale.hickman@gmail.com, 406-994-6444

Application Materials:  Click on the "Application Forms" link below to download the application to participate. Be sure to indicate on the application your choice of spring break or summer program.   Please print the form, fill it out completely, and return them to Ada Giusti or Pascale Hickman. Application Form

 

Students will have the opportunity to engage in some or all of the the following service opportunities:

  • English language lessons for licensed Moroccan mountain guides, guesthouse owners, tour operators, government employees, elementary school students and tribal leaders.
  • Computer training for elementary students, government employees, ACF staff, and local association board members.
  • Other service activities developed by the program participants, ideas are welcome. (For example: art workshops, singing and games for children, cultural question and answer sessions with youth.)

 

Please visit the Atlas Cultural web site for more detailed information:  atlasculturaladventures.com/french/

 

For more Information:

Ada Giusti, French Faculty; 406.994.6442; agiusti@montana.edu

Pascale Hickman, French Faculty;: 406.994.6444; pascale.hickman@gmail.com

Kevin Brustuen (OIP): 406.994.7512; kevin.brustuen@montana.edu