Montana State University

Office of International Programs

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172260
400 Culbertson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-2260

Anna Greenberg - Study Abroad Advisor and Outreach Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7151
Fax: (406) 994-1619

Susan Welker - Study Abroad Manager

Tel: (406) 994-5719
Fax: (406) 994-1619

Alyson Roberts - CCIS Advisor and Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7044
Fax: (406) 994-1619


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 

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
Faculty: Ada Giusti, French Language Faculty,, 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
Faculty: Pascale Hickman, French Language Faculty,, 406-994-6444


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:

For more Information:

Ada Giusti, French Faculty; 406.994.6442;

Pascale Hickman, French Faculty;: 406.994.6444;

Study Abroad (OIP): 406.994.7151;