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  • Locations: Casablanca, Morocco; Fez, Morocco; Gibraltar, United Kingdom; Granada, Spain; Sevilla, Spain; Seville, Spain
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  • Program Sponsor: Academic Studies Abroad 
Program Description:
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J-Term (VII): North African Studies:
Politics, Religion and Culture
You will receive individualized support from ASA’s advisors and staff throughout your program application process, while you are abroad, and when you return. You will also receive a detailed pre-departure orientation guide which will help you know what to pack, what to expect when you arrive, and how to stay safe while abroad. 

Once you arrive you will participate in our onsite orientation with the other ASA students in your group. ASA’s site director will introduce you to your host city and culture through orientation and multiple events during the program. Our intentionally small group sizes allow ASA’s students to get to know one another and are an aspect of our programs for which our alumni consistently express their appreciation. You will have opportunities to meet other students and lots of new people through your classes and social events.

ASA programs include excursions, housing, meals, cell phones, academic credits, transcripts, airport pick-up on arrival, medical insurance and more! Contact ASA or your advisor to learn about ASA’s Price Guarantee for all of our programs.
The Religion, Art, and Architecture trip is designed for students interested in an academic and cultural experience in Morocco, Gibraltar, Spain, Turkey, and Israel. The program is a comparative study of the three Abrahamic religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  It examines the religions’ shared aspects, as well as distinct elements. The three religions will be compared and examined in the way they impact the modern West and the Middle East specifically.  Special attention will be given to the city of Jerusalem, where students will study and explore Jewish, Christian, and Islamic holy sites.

Cities/Sites Visited: Marrakesh, Fez, Casablanca, Rabat, Sevilla, Granada, Córdoba, Gibraltar, Istanbul, Jerusalem.

Students on J-Term G will take the same interdisciplinary class and may earn 3 credits for one of the following courses, of their choosing:

Art History 325: Abrahamic Religions and their Places of Worship
Cross-Cultural Studies 325: Abrahamic Religions and their Places of Worship
History 325: Abrahamic Religions and their Places of Worship
Religious Studies 325: Abrahamic Religions and their Places of Worship
"ASA was very involved in the entire study abroad process. They give you more than the typical study abroad package. ASA is always available to answer questions and help you through the entire study abroad process." Ashley Grewe – University of Minnesota, Duluth