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May 12 - 22, 2014 --- Images

Morocco Study Abroad Tour
by Professors Michael & Neathery Fuller (STLCC)


This tour is open to students and the general public. The study tour program offers an exciting 10 day anthropological trip where the participants will learn about the ancient and modern heritage of Morocco.

The group will visit Roman frontier cities, the ruins of great Berber cities that lay on the trade route which originated in Timbuktu, the Sahara desert, and the three principal cities of Medieval Morocco (Rebat, Fez, and Marrakech).

Who Should Apply?

The tour is open to STLCC students, faculty, staff AND community members who are interested in learning about the fascinating culture, history and archaeology Morocco.

Students from other colleges and universities and independent travelers who appreciate learning in a community of others are also invited to apply.

The program requires the ability to walk extensively on pavement and gravel paths.

Expenses:

The estimated program fee is $3370 per person based on double occupancy with a minimum of 10 participants. That cost includes found trip airfare from St. Louis to Morocco, airport transfers, lodging, daily breakfast at hotel, some lunches/dinners, entrance fees, limited luggage handling, guided tours (National Archaeological Museum, Fes Medina, Marrakech, camel ride to an oasis, 1001 Arabian Night show, etc.), Gratuities for meals and bus, and limited emergency health insurance.

The program fee does NOT include: passport, entry/exit fees, extra gratuities, snacks, some meals, independent touring, travel insurance, and miscellaneous expenses.

PAYMENT Options:

Call (314.539.5350) or email Chris Sulincevski (CSulincevski@STLCC.edu) at St. Louis Community College to reserve a spot on the tour and make the first payment.

Space is limited to 20 students. There is a strict cancellation policy.

Proposed itinerary that could always be adjusted due to weather, new sites, or other circumstances. Yes, we are covering a huge country on bus...

Mon. May 12, Flight from St. Louis to Casablanca

Tues. May 13 Airport transfer (private coach) and hotel check-in. Dinner at hotel. Overnight in Casablanca

Wed. May 14 - Breakfast at hotel and checkout. Travel to Rabat. Lunch in Rabat, local restaurant. Guided tour of the National Archaeological Museum in Rabat. Guided tour or the ancient Roman ruins of Volubilis and the ruins at Chellah. Travel to Fes. Overnight in Fes.

Thursday May 15 - Breakfast at hotel. Guided tour of the Fes medina (medieval streets, tanneries and potters. Lunch in a traditional restaurant in the heart of the medina. After lunch complete the tour and return to the hotel. Overnight in Fes

Friday May 16 - Breakfast at hotel and check out. Travel to Arfoud across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Overnight in Arfoud

Saturday May 17 - Breakfast at hotel and check-out. In the afternoon drive in 4-wheel drive vehicles to the Sahara sand dunes. 2 hour camel ride to oasis to spend the night in Berber tents. Lunch and Dinner with Berbers. Overnight with Berbers

Sunday May 18 - Breakfast with Berbers. Travel to Ouarzazate. Dinner at hotel. Overnight in Ouarzazate

Monday May 19 - Breakfast at hotel and check out. Travel to Marrakech. Visit Kasbah Ait Benhaddou. Travel over the mountains to Marrakech. Dinner at hotel. Overnight in Marrakech

Tuesday May 20 - Breakfast at hotel. Guided tour of Marrakech (the Palace of the Bahia, the Saadian Tombs, etc.). Dinner outside the city at the 1001 Arabian Nights drum and dance show. Overnight in Marrakech

Wednesday May 21 - Breakfast at hotel and check out. Travel to Casablanca. Dinner at hotel.

Thursday May 22 -Breakfast at hotel and check out. Transfer to airport. Flight to St. Louis

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For program information contact Dr. Michael Fuller

or
The International Education Office, (314) 539-5350

 


A Medieval city gate in Fez, Morocco.

A Medieval city gate in Fez, Morocco.

Al Qarawiyyin Mosque in Fez, Morocco.

Minaret and roof of the Al Qarawiyyin Mosque in Fez, Morocco.

Detailed woodwork of a Medieval wooden screen in Fez, Morocco.

Leather tannery using traditional methods in Fez, Morocco.

Jamaa el Fna Souk (Arabic, market) in Marrakech, Morocco. This area of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Kutubiyya Mosque mosque and minaret in Marrakech, Morocco.

Falcon being displayed for tourist in the Jamaa el Fna Souk (Arabic, market) in Marrakech, Morocco.

Roman mosaic at the site of Volubilis - a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Roman mosaic at the site of Volubilis.

Volubilis - Roman altar and Capitoline Temple that was dedicated to Jupiter, Juno and Minerva.

Arch of Caracalla built in AD 217 to honor Emperor Caracalla and his mother Julia Domna.