Montana State University
 

Morocco: Sustainable Food and Bioenergy Systems

May 20 - June 24, 2015

 

 

Country:      MOROCCO  

 

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

Dates:   May 20 - June 24, 2015

Level: Graduate and Undergraduate

Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA,  Instructor consent via interview

Courses:

Architecture- Arch 471 or Arch 525 (6 credits)

Sutainable Food & Bioenergy- SFBS , 3 credits;  NTR 498 3 credits

 

Application Form

Follow this link to initiate your application for participation.

 

Cost: $5499 (excluding airfare) Eligible for Financial Aid

 

Funding Sources: Follow this link to find sources to help finance your study abroad trip

 

Atlas Cultural Foundation Web Page for more detailed information about these programs and the projects.

 

Academic Program:

The Morocco: Sustainable Community Development program is an international service learning program that offers university students the opportunity to assist in ongoing community development projects in the rural communities of the Zawiya Ahansal region in the Central High Atlas Mountains of Morocco.  The program is accredited through Montana State University and is partnered with the Atlas Cultural Foundation (ACF), a non-profit organization with the mission of helping underserved Moroccans, especially women and children, improve their quality of life, through locally determined development projects in the fields of cultural preservation, community education, and rural health.

 

Students will work with ACF and their partners to assist with community development projects in addition to living and learning with the local community. All majors and academic levels can apply to the program.

 

The program offers a five-week international experience for undergraduate and graduate students to travel to rural Morocco accompanied by Montana State University faculty and live and work in a small community.  The student work will directly benefit ACF’s long-term programs in this region.

 

The foundation of the program is a real world experience of living, working, and learning in a rural Moroccan village. Students engage in meaningful, community-identified work; are immersed in an intercultural living environment in which they engage in cross-cultural dialogue; observe, study, and participate in the host culture; work with faculty and professional mentors; and generally engage in a variety of formal and informal intercultural exchanges. These experiences are then reflected upon in direct and indirect methods with peers, leaders, or cultural informants. Through reflection and observation, new learning occurs and is then tested and applied in the field.

 

What to ExpectClick here for more information

 

Courses Offered:

ARCHITECTURE  ARCH 471

Undergrad:    Special topics (total of 6 undergraduate elective credits)

ARCHITECTURE  ARCH 525

Graduate:       Seminar/ Directed Research-Creative Activity (total of 6 graduate elective credits)

SUSTAINABLE FOOD AND BIOENGERY SYSTEMS 498

Undergrad:    Special topics (total of 3 undergraduate elective credits)

NUTRIITION 498

Undergrad:    Special topics (total of 3 undergraduate elective credits)

 

For additional information about this program, contact:

Atlas Cultural Foundation