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Anderson Rosa

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The Office of International Studies & Programs 
445 West 59th Street
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New York, NY 10019

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524 West 59th Street
New York, NY  10019 

Rabat, Morocco Winter 2014

Winter 2014 (December 29th-January 18th)

Study Abroad To Rabat, Morocco

“Understanding Gender in Culture:
Women’s Self-Determination in Contemporary Morocco”
Directors: Maureen Brady Coyle & Professor Chitra Raghavan

Morocco is an ideal place for this program for a number of reasons. First, the recent occurrence termed “Arab Spring” has rought many gender issues to the table in a way not seen before and allows students to experience it in real time. Further, Morocco is a modern Muslim country with a relatively lax censorship system which allows discussion of the above issues. Homosexuality is tolerated and laws against partner violence are comparable to any developed country. Recent legislative changes in Morocco also provide new and exciting data for students who are able to witness these changes as they occur through the experiences of fellow Moroccan students, scholars, and NGO’s. Finally, the historical and cultural diversity of Morocco, alongside with their hospitable and tolerant view of foreign visitors will also enhance student experience. Students from all majors are encouraged to apply.

undergraduate courses:
PSY 333-Psychology of Gender (3-credits)

graduate course:
PSY 855- Community, Gender and Violence (3-credits)

PLEASE note:
A few class sessions will meet at John Jay in December, prior to departure. These will be in addition to pre-departure orientations. 

SY 333: ENG 102 or 201; and PSY 101 or instructor permission 
PSY 855: Good Standing in a MA program.

Please click here to see payment due dates.

Applications and deadline:
Applications are available from the Office of International Studies & Programs (1101-1105 North Hall).

Application Deadline: Monday, September 30, 2013. 

Click here to download an application.

However, qualified applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis until places are filled. Thus, due to limited places (15), students are encouraged to apply early.

INformation SEssions:
1. Monday, September 9th at 1:40pm to 2:40pm in room 1105 North Hall
2. Monday, September 9th at 6:00pm to 7:00pm room 2509 North Hall

Program fee:
$ 2,653

program fee includes the following:
Airport transfers in Morocco
International Health Insurance
All group transportation
Housing with host families in Rabat (including breakfast and dinner)
Lunches in Rabat
Two overnight excursions
Cell phones for each student (usage charges not included)
Farewell Dinner in Rabat
Survival Arabic instruction
Guest Lectures

not included in the program fee:
Airfare (Estimate $1,200)
2. Out of pocket expenses ($100 per week total of $300)
3. Undergraduate In-State Tuition $735 (PSY 333)
4. Graduate In-State Tuition $1,155 (PSY 855) 

Students should make an appointment with the Financial Aid Office to discuss the applicability of their financial aid to this program.

Undergraduate students may also be eligible for a Study/Travel Overseas for CUNY Students (STOCS) Scholarship. Inquire at the International Studies and Programs Office for information about STOCS. If you are a John Jay student, you can apply for the Study Abroad Scholarship at John Jay College.

Contact Michael Scaduto for more information at 212-237-8872 or email at

Further information:
For more information, contact Prof. Chitra Raghavan at, Maureen Brady Coyle at or Anderson Rosa at