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Overseas Travel

Over the 4-week program, participants will engage in language classes, lecture and workshops, educational site visits, cultural excursions, homestays, roundtable discussions with Moroccan educators, online blogging and ethnographic investigation.

Participants in this program are expected to develop the framework of a curriculum unit as well as two fully developed lesson plans, grounded in the theoretical framework of inquiry-based learning.  Products must be aligned with the Common Core Standards for English Language Art and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and technology.

These lessons should:

  • Integrate 21st century skills by providing students with interactive learning experiences that challenge them to: think critically, solve real world problems, use technology effectively and convey an understanding of their global community.
  • Follow the developmental progression that allows students to master skills and acquire content related to themselves and their immediate environment and then make connections to broader contexts.
  • Be culturally responsive: recognize that cultures play a significant role in learning, promote students’ rich cultural experiences, make connections between students’ home and school lives and employ a variety of teaching and assessment tools.
  • Be connected with the ten themes promoted by the National Curriculum for Social Studies:  Time, Continuity and Change; People, Places, and Environments; Individual Development an Identity; Individuals, Groups and Institutions; Power and Authority and Governance; Production, Distribution and Consumption; Science, Technology and Society; Global Connections, Civic Ideals and Practices.
  1. Ifrane

    Al Akhawayn University (AUI) is located in the city of Ifrane, nicknamed Africa's Little Switzerland, located in the Middle Atlas Mountains about 37 miles from Fes. AUI is a private Moroccan institution with an American system of education that enjoys a state-of-the-art campus and offers excellent housing and resources.  While based at AUI, participants will engage in a series of lectures and workshops as well as several educator-to-educator discussion forums.
  2. Fez

    The International Institute for Languages and Cultures (INLAC) Center for Arabic and Islamic Studies, a non-profit educational organization accredited by the Moroccan Ministry of Higher Education, is located in the imperial city of Fez, a protected World Heritage site. Fez is the third largest city in Morocco with a population of approximately 1 million inhabitants. During this phase, participants will live with homestay families to enrich their understanding of Moroccan culture as well as participate in numerous cultural activities in the city. Participants will enjoy living and studying in the prestigious residential area of the old Medina with great access to cafes, shops, restaurants, and local bazaars.