Morocco Internships

June 1 - July 31, 2016 (precise dates to be confirmed)

Mason Study Abroad offers students the unique opportunity to earn 6 Mason resident credits while gaining valuable global work experience in Rabat, Morocco in a variety of professional fields.

Morocco

Credits

Undergraduate

Earn 6 internship or experiential learning credits. (Mason resident credit). The default internship study abroad credit is NCLC 490.

Students should meet with the program officer to explore course credit options prior to applying to the program.

Eligibility

A minimum of 45 credit hours completed by the start of Summer 2013 and a 2.5 minimum GPA are required for acceptance.

Housing

Homestays with host families in Rabat and surrounding villages.

Examples of Internship Host Organizations from Past Placements

Organization Name Area of Activity
ACDM Community work (environment protection, constructing, and other areas) 
Complex Socio-Educatif  Child care program for challenged kids 
Anti Drug Campaign  Drug prevention in schools 
CQPAT (Centre de Qualification Professionnel des Art Traditionels) Promoting Moroccan arts 
Association Marocaine pour le Development Locale  Women empowerment/
Environnemental workshops
L'AMEJ (Association Marocaine pour l'éducation de la Jeunesse) Community work/Cultural workshop with young Moroccans and teenagers
AMANE (Association Meilleur Avenir pour Nos Enfants) Child protection 
Fondation Orient-Occident Cultural and economic workshops with Sub-Saharian migrants 
France Volontaires Promoting international volunteering around the world 
CSM Community work 
Association al jamour Child care programs in the field of health and education 
Association de la Parité et de Solidarité pour le Développement Youth and women  protection 
Association Jiwar Education et Développement Preventing school failure 
Association SAFA pour l'intégration de la Femme et des Enfants aux Besoins Spécifiques Promotion of challenged women and children - integration to society and economy 
Espace Associatif Promotion of social, economical, cultural, educational, and environmental rights 
FORUM ALGHAD pour la Démocratie et la Citoyenneté et le Développement Youth protection 

Program Cost

Program Fee @$4,695 (based on summer 2015 fee; 2016 fee to be announced)
Registration and Processing Fee Mason non-Mason
$150 $200

Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing - homestay with a Moroccan family
  • Meals - daily breakfast and dinner
  • Orientation in Morocco
  • Internship placement
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • On-site staff support
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Emergency medical insurance, including medical evacuation and repatriation

Not included

The Program Fee does not include international airfare, personal expenses, and lunch meals.

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to George Mason students through outside resources.

Financial Aid

Mason students may also use financial aid to cover program costs. Students should also visit the FAFSA Student Aid web site. If you are not a George Mason university student check with your study abroad office or office of financial aid to learn more about how to cover the cost of your study abroad.

Downloads

Please make sure you check with your Mason Study Abroad Program Officer first to find out which forms you need for your particular program.

Form Download
Checklist Morocco Internship Application and Timeline Checklist [PDF]
Non-Degree Contract Course Enrollment / Admission Form** Non-Degree Contract Course Enrollment / Admission Form 1014 [PDF]
*Petition for Transfer of Credit Form: Make sure that you meet with a Mason Study Abroad Program Officer to discuss.
**Non-Degree Contract Course Enrollment / Admission Form: If you are a not a George Mason University student, you must fill out the Non-Degree Contract Course Enrollment / Admission Form and Application for In-State Tuition Rates forms whether you live in Virginia or not. If you are a permanent resident of Virginia, please fill out the entire Application for In-State Tuition Rates form. If you do not live in Virginia, fill out the top portion only of the first page, sign the top of the second page, and write "Not Applicable" on the rest of the form.

Mary Getsey Bernier

Program Officer

Email mbernier@gmu.edu
Phone 703-993-2641
Office Hours

Tuesday, 12pm-2pm
Thursday, 12pm-2pm
or by appointment

Suzanne Scott Constantine

Academic Director

The academic director for this program is Associate Professor Suzanne Scott Constantine.

 

How to Apply

STEP 1 Application Complete the online application.
STEP 2 Pay the Registration and Processing Fee Mason non-Mason
$150 $200
Deadline* TBD
Process Application Procedures
* All supplemental documents are required by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Contact your Program Officer for further application forms and instructions specific to your program.

You should plan to leave the United States at least one day prior to the program start date to arrive in Rabat for the first day of the program. You can schedule your return to the United States from Rabat for the last day of the program or choose to travel independently.

Do not purchase international airfare until you are advised by your Program Officer.

Mason Study Abroad reserves the right to make changes to a program in light of currency fluctuations, changing security and safety conditions, or any other unforeseen circumstances

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