The westernmost country in the Arab World, Morocco is known as al-Maghrib (the west, or the place of sunset) in Arabic. Throughout its history, Morocco has had many different occupants, leading to the diverse cultures that inhibits the country today. Coupled with this diversity, the infusion of French and Spanish cultures in the early twentieth century makes Morocco a multi-cultural, Mediterranean mosaic.
Meknes, one of Morocco’s historic imperial cities, is home to a wonderful blend of different cultures. Arab, Amazigh, Jewish and French cultures all help compose what we see today in modern Morocco. The varied and definite districts of Meknes, such as the bustling Hamrya (Ville Nouvelle or new city), labyrinthine Medina (medieval city), and relaxing plazas and green spaces, all add to the diversity of Morocco.
With the cultural and historic richness of the medieval city, UNESCO declared Meknes a World Heritage site in 1996 (one of eight within Morocco). With its countless opportunities for exploration, Meknes provides an optimal setting for study abroad.
ISA Winter Programs in Morocco
Meknes – Arabic Studies, International Relations & Language
- University: ISA Meknes Study Center
- Dates: 29 June 2019 to 3 August 2019
- Application Deadline: 25 April 2019
- Cost: TBA (2018 fees-$4,450 USD)
- Learn more on the ISA website