Program and Academic Overview

Program and Academic Overview

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Rihla Summer Program Description: An 8 Week Epic Journey
Price: $5,500 with airplane ticket included from Morocco to Oman
First Journey (4 weeks): Meknes, Morocco Second Journey (4 weeks): Ibri, Oman
Arabic Classroom Hours 20 Hours/Weekly Arabic Classroom Hours 20 Hours/Weekly
Arabic Language Partner Hours 2 Hours/Weekly Arabic Language Partner Hours 2 Hours/Weekly
Cultural Excursions Included Cultural Excursions Included
Transportation Daily transportation to School. Airport Pickup (more details please see student life tab “transportation”) Transportation Self transport to Airport.
Accommodation Shared Apartments Accommodation Moroccan host family
Meals Lunch included on weekdays Meals 2 meals with host family included

 

Rihla Summer Summer Program Dates
First Journey 4 weeks): Meknes, Morocco Second Journey (4 weeks): Ibri, Oman

 

Rihla Semester Program Description: An 16/17 Week Epic Journey
Price: $12,820 with airplane ticket included from Oman to Morocco
First Journey (6-7 weeks): Ibri, Oman Second Journey (10 weeks): Meknes, Morocco
Arabic Classroom Hours 20 Hours/Weekly University Classes at UMI 3 classes
Arabic Language Partner Hours 2 Hours/Weekly University Content Debrief/Suport by AALIM Staff 3 Hours/Weekly
Cultural Excursions Included Arabic Classroom Hours 3 Hours/Weekly
Transportation Daily transportation to School. Airport Pickup (more details please see student life tab “transportation”) Content Course Offered at AALIM 1 Course
Accommodation Shared Apartments Arabic Language Partner Hours 2 Hours/Weekly
Meals Lunch included on weekdays Accommodation Moroccan Host Family
Meals 2 meals with family included

 

Rihla Summer Semester Program Dates
First Journey (6-7 weeks): Ibri, Oman Second Journey (10 weeks): Meknes, Morocco
August 13 – September 28, 2017 September 30 – December 8, 2017
January 7 – February 15, 2018 February 17 – April 27, 2018

Academic Information

Arabic at Noor Majan and AALIM

Noor Majan and AALIM are both committed in providing an academically rigorous experience through the Rihla program. We want the experience to be fun, insightful, but most importantly we strive to meet your language and cultural goals. Thus, Arabic courses at Noor Majan and AALIM have been vetted for their compatibility in both content and rigor. Both organizations use Al-Kitaab fii ta’allum al-’Arabiyya by Brustad/Al-Battal (2nd edition) as the primary course material and we strive to provide original material to enrich your experiences and insights on Morocco and Oman.

If you would like a detailed look at Noor Majan’s and AALIM’s curriculum please see the links below:

(Block 1) Academic Information at Noor Majan (Link to Sub Tab 1 (Academic Program Overview))

(Block 2) Academic Information at AALIM (http://www.aalimorocco.com/coursecontent)
Economic Classes at the University of Moulay Ismail & Content Courses at AALIM
Economic Classes at the University of Moulay Ismail (UMI)

Every semester UMI offers a range of courses which Rihla students may chose to enroll in with the assistance of AALIM staff. Classes at UMI are taught in both Arabic and French, however all humanity courses will be taught in Arabic. For the most up to date list of course offerings, please contact AALIM.

Content Courses at AALIM

In addition to providing a rigorous Arabic language education, AALIM offers content courses to complement a student’s academic experience. These classes give a valuable depth and insight in a range of topics related to the Arab and Islamic world. These classes are taught at American standards and may be counted for credit at your university. Below are some of the course offerings from AALIM. For the most updated list, please contact AALIM.

Arabic Literature in Translation (English)
3 hours per week, covers Arab authors from across the MENA, both men and women, and spans the time from the early 1900s to the present after introductory units on pre-Islamic and early Islamic literary forms to provide context.

Management Across Cultures (English and Darija)
3 hours per week, examines American/European management theory in the lecture portion and allows the student to compare this theoretical framework with the Moroccan reality in the practicum when they meet local business owners and managers.

Overview of MENA Countries (English and MSA)

3 hours per week (with a few exceptions for countries which require more time) this class covers one MENA country per week, with discussion of the recent history of each country, its political structure, economics and security considerations. Some countries also require discussion of human rights and/or demographic factors.. Basic information is presented in the English lecture, and students learn to discuss and analyze the information in Arabic in the Arabic practicum.

Grand Valley State University faculty-led trip to Oman, 2017

For more information on the Rihla Program please contact either Noor Majan or AALIM.

Noor Majan Arabic Institute
Contact: Samira Selle
Email: Samira.selle@noormajan-wp.noormajan-institute.com

Arabic American Language Institute in Meknes (AALIM)
Contact: Anne Marie
Email: aalimorocco@yahoo.com
Website: www.aalimorocco.com