Worcester State University
International Programs

Morocco Trip Gallery 2013
 
Commencement 2013
 
Welcome to International Programs:

The IPO supports the internationalization of our campus. We strive to provide services for all students, faculty and staff who are interested in participating, developing and implementing academic and cultural exchange, world travel and global understanding. The IPO staff a have range of information that will help you learn about the variety of opportunities available. We are here to make your stay at Worcester State University a life-long experience.  
 

Announcements:

Study Abroad Fair to be Held Feb. 18, 2014
The International Programs Office will be hosting a Study Abroad Fair on February 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Exhibit Area of the Student Center. There will be 18 affiliated providers in attendance. Students can learn more about these programs as well as the Worcester State University short-term, faculty-led programs, exchange and partner programs and the National Student Exchange.
Trip to Morocco (May 24 to June 3, 2014)

 

Mention the word Arab or Muslim and watch the jostling images spring to your mind. Some of these images are to gleaned from media consumption and the nature of its ready messages. What if you were presented with the opportunity to assume the role of an ethnographic researcher, an investigative journalist, and an explorer or culture and people? 

 

A faculty-led, short trip to Morocco is your chance to gain some first hand insight into Arabs and Muslim and to demystify what you have always held to be true of this race, culture and religion. If this sounds like the work of an anthropologist, you are half right. Anthropologists don’t have fun; you most certainly will.  

 

Trip Info

 

From the bustling street of Casablanca to the dynamic city of Rabat to the fabled medina of the old city of Fez, a UNESCO-designated world heritage site, explore the rich cultural geographic and religious diversity of Morocco. Meet with local students, scholars, artisans and merchants. Wander through the amazingly well-preserved Roman ruins, and admire the sunset over the spectacular dunes of the Sahara. Experience unique Berber culture and learn about Morocco’s motley cultural traditions. Journey through the stunning Atlas Mountains, and enjoy the pulsating scenes of Marrakech, an open air theatre where musicians, magicians, fortune tellers and snake charmers still exhibit their craft. Meet local educators, students and artisans who will share with you their experiences and perspectives as citizens living in a multifaceted kingdom. Check your preconceptions at JFK airport right before you board the plane and join us on this remarkable adventure!

 

Join us as we weave in and out of different centuries and immerse ourselves in a 24-hour-a-day study of the history, culture, politics, peoples and geography of this unique African country.

 

About Morocco

 

The Kingdom of Morocco is truly at the crossroads of the world. For thousands of years, its location at the northwest tip of Africa has allowed it to absorb elements of European, Sub-Saharan African, Muslim and Arab cultures in its quest for identity.  As a result, its culture, history, religion, art, and politics are a mélange that gives it uniqueness among nations. 

 

Nestled between two seas, Morocco is the crucible of civilizations and cultures; it is loaded with history that seems to constitute a kaleidoscope of human experiences. It offers educators and students a perfect setting for imparting cultural understanding, empathy towards others, a peace project, and a chance for a new East-West rapports and authentic dialogue. Such is the goal of the Morocco short-term, faculty-led program.

 

Contact the program leader, Mohamed Brahimi, at mbrahimi@worcester.edu or 617-653-6580 to register.

Student Blog about 2013 Trip to Morocco
 
Get a glimpse of what it's like to visit Morocco. Elizabeth Riley kept a blog about her trip in May 2013:

http://wheresmrmerlin.wordpress.com/
International English Language Testing System
 
Worcester State University is pleased to announce that the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will now be accepted as proof of English language proficiency. Students must achieve a minimum passing score of 6.5. Worcester State will continue to accept the TOEFL and serve as a testing site location for the TOEFL exam.
Compare Cost  of Living in Cities around the Globe
 
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Links of Interest
  ISIC International Student ID Card
  STA Student Travel
  Currency Converter
  U.S. Department of State
  World Clocks & Time Zones
  National Student Exchange
  WSU Study Abroad Student Blog

  National Student Exchange
  Certification of Finances Form
  The SEVIS Fee
  Applying for your F-1 Visa
  Visa Interview F-1
  Visa Interview J-1
  New Student Quick Guide
  Welcome to Worcester
  Customs & Border Patrol: What to Expect
  Education USA
  Arriving in the U.S. After Your Course Start Date
  WSU Transfer In Form
  See what the cost of living in a foreign city costs versus a US city

Contact Us


International Programs

Worcester State University 
486 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01602, USA

Shaughnessy Administration Building
A-159

Katey Palumbo
Director
508-929-8835
kpalumbo2@worcester.edu

Jason Grant
Clerk IV
Tel: 508-929-8305
jgrant@worcester.edu
Please email for appointment
Fax: 508-929-8102

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
9.00am - 4:30pm


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Phone: 508-929-8000