Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Casablanca, Morocco; Fes, Morocco; Ifrane, Morocco; Rabat, Morocco
- Program Terms: Early Fall
- Budget Sheets: Early Fall
|Location||Casablanca, Morocco; Rabat, Morocco; Ifrane, Morocco; Fes, Morocco; Chicago, United States|
|Academic Term||Early Fall|
|08/31/2019 - 09/21/2019|
|Estimated Program Fee||$4,275|
|Program Directors||Ruth A. Huwe | email@example.com
Kristi Straus | firstname.lastname@example.org
|Program Manager||Ruby Machado Shields | email@example.com|
|Priority Application Deadline||February 15, 2019|
|February 25, 2019|
|Information Sessions||TBD - Please contact program directors for more information|
|General||Explore the mystery and beauty of Morocco while studying the business implications of the agriculture value chain. Along the way, meet students at the country's top university, trek the High Atlas mountains, and explore fabulous cities including Marrakesh, Fez, Casablanca, and Rabat.|
This trip is focused on having an impact: Impacting the lives of participants (physical, intellectual, and spiritual) and impacting the triple bottom line of a developing country (financial, social, environmental). The physical impact comes from an actual trek as mules carry your bags through the High Atlas Mountains. The intellectual impact comes from an "Intercultural Teamwork" course where you are paired with Moroccan students at the top business school in the country. Intellectual impact also comes from a "Sustainability Entrepreneurship" course that focuses on organic farming and studies the "seed to sale" agriculture value chain. The spiritual impact comes from the final project: writing a grant to support the development efforts of the villagers we meet on the trek. In the past, the program's grant won nearly $5,000 to send saffron bulbs to impoverished farmers. The itinerary starts with a series of business visits in Casablanca and moves on to Rabat for a government visits; this includes several businesses, the United States Embassy, several agencies of the United Nations, and the National Institute for Agricultural Research. We then study at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane for courses with Moroccan students, take a side-trip to Fez, and then head to the High Atlas Mountains. Along the way, tours include Volubilis, Meknes, Fez, Rabat, and Marrakesh. The trip culminates in one of the most exciting cities in the world, Marrakesh.
Casablanca, Morocco; Rabat, Morocco; Ifrane, Morocco; Fes, Morocco
Students will stay in commercial hotels organized by Berber Treks. On the trek, the group students will stay at a guest house and in tents as is the custom on a trek.
Physical ability is required for the trek portion of the itinerary. Please contact the program director about accommodations.
5 UW Quarter Credits
Learning goals include:
Management Tools: Learn valuable management tools and techniques to facilitate collaboration, decision making, leadership, and business analysis. Cultural Assessment: Learn how to assess the economic, historical, religious, cultural, and political context of a given culture by studying the specific culture of Morocco. Learn cultural specifics: games, customs, consumer trends, real estate, travel patterns, entertainment, food, and health.
Impact: Learn how to apply management tools and techniques to have a sustainable impact on Morocco.
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