ISA Service-Learning in Meknes, Morocco

Location: Morocco: Meknes

Term: Throughout the year, Summer, Spring, Fall, Winter, May Term

Program Duration: 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Dates: Year Round

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5301 Southwest Parkway Suite 200 Austin, TX 78735 United States

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Phone: 800.580.8826

Fax: 512.480.8866

Description

Known as the "Versailles of Morocco," Meknes is home to a beautiful blend of the Arab, Berber, and French cultures that comprise modern Morocco. The diverse and distinct districts of the city, such as the bustling Ville Nouvelle, labyrinthine Medina, and relaxing plazas and green spaces speak true to the traditional Moroccan lifestyle.ISA Service-Learning provides opportunities to serve in Meknes, Morocco year-round through local NGOs including women’s empowerment programs, at-risk youth homes, and therapy centers.

Throughout your program, you will create a portfolio of assignments and activities, including individual reflective essays, logs of hours, weekly journals, and group discussions. Through service at a local organization and guided reflection activities, our goal is to help you gain a better understanding of the local language, culture and community.

Each service-learning placement is unique, so please visit the ISA Service-Learning website to learn more about the specific placements and program options available in Meknes. We especially recommend our Meknes program for those interested in education and youth development or women's empowerment field placements.

Highlights

1. Receive personalized advising on service opportunities and program options that are the best fit for you. You will receive confirmation of the community-based organization you have been matched with before departure.

2. Begin your transition to daily life in your new country and culture on the Bridging Cultures Program, our in-country orientation.

3. Benefit from the ISA office, located in Ville Nouvelle, just minutes away from many ISA apartments and homestays. The office provides participants with a central place to reference travel materials and other books, practice their Arabic, or simply visit with other students and our friendly resident staff.

4. Have the opportunity to earn academic credit.

5. Demonstrate the professional, cultural, and personal competencies you acquired while on the program through reflection-based assignments and activities that make up the ISA Service-Learning Portfolio.

Qualifications

ISA Service-Learning programs are available to current students and recent graduates who meet the following eligibility requirements:

• Must have graduated high school by the start date of the service-learning program

• Must be at least 17 years old by the start date of the service-learning program

• Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

• When applicable, participants must meet the minimum language requirement of the host country

Eligibility for specific community-based organizations is determined by your resume, cover letter, and interview upon application.

Types
  • Sports
  • Public Administration & Government
  • Journalism
  • Humanities
  • History
  • Food Science & Nutrition
  • Criminal Justice
  • Chemistry
  • Art & Fine Arts
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Human Rights
  • Development
  • Medicine
  • Women's Studies
  • Sociology
  • Social Work
  • Social Sciences
  • Religious Work
  • Psychology
  • Political Science & Politics
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nursing
  • Linguistics
  • Liberal Arts
  • Kinesiology & Exercise Science
  • International Relations
  • Health Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • Education
  • Economics
  • Counseling
  • Media
  • Communications
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Anthropology
  • Health Administration
Cost in US$:

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Cost Includes:

Cost Include Description:

• Comprehensive advising and support
• Visa support
• Bridging Cultures Program, the on-site cultural and academic orientation
• Housing
• Meals and laundry service
• Guaranteed placement with community based organization
• Full-time resident staff with a maximum 20:1 student to staff ratio
• On-site ISA office, computer and internet access (WiFi)
• Airport reception
• Cultural activities

Credit Available

no

Volunteer Types
  • Youth Development
  • Youth
  • Writing
  • Tutor
  • Translation
  • Small Business Development
  • Disaster Relief
  • Refugee Relief
  • Recreation
  • Public Policy
  • Public Health
  • Nutrition
  • Nursing
  • Medicine
  • Law
  • Journalism
  • Human Rights
  • Hospital
  • Health Education
  • Health
  • English Teaching
  • Education
  • Economic Development
  • Culture
  • Counseling
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Community Centers
  • Childcare & Children
  • Arts
  • Anthropology
  • Women
  • Social Work
  • Marketing
  • Health Care
  • Gender Issues
  • Special Needs
  • Community Development
  • Business
This Program is open to

American, Canadian, Worldwide, European, Australian, South African, Kiwi, Asian Participant.

Typical Living Arrangements
  • Apartment/Flat

Application Process Involves
  • Online Application
  • Resume
  • Transcript
  • Phone/Video Interview
Post Services Include
  • Exit Debriefing Abroad
  • Alumni Network
Year Founded

1987

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