Global Classrooms and Cultural Connections for the 21st Century Learners:
Morocco’s Bountiful Perspectives
The US Department of Education Fulbright-Hays Group Projects Abroad Program (http://www2.ed.gov/programs/iegpsgpa/index.html) provides grants to support overseas projects in training, research, and curriculum development in modern foreign languages and area studies by teachers, undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty engaged in a common endeavor. Short-Term Seminars are designed to help integrate international studies into an institution’s or school system’s general curriculum.
Morocco is rich in history, civilization and culture. Its strategic location at the crossroads between Europe, Africa, the Mediterranean and the Atlantic spheres has provided this country with unique and authentic characteristics that have increased its cultural and linguistic diversity. Throughout centuries, Arabs and Amazigh, Muslims, Christians and Jews have lived together in peace, giving wonderful examples of acceptance and tolerance. Morocco also shares some common features, with most countries of the Middle East such as the Arabic language and the predominance of Islam as a majority religion. In addition, Morocco has its “roots” in Africa and its culture is marked by various exchanges with African countries. These unique characteristics underlie the choice of Morocco as a destination.
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For more information about this project contact:
Project Director Halima Belemlih HBelemlih@newhaven.edu
Curriculum Coordinator Donna Leake DLeake@newhaven.edu.
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