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  • Locations: Asilah, Morocco; Cádiz, Spain; Chefchaouen, Morocco; Córdoba, Spain; Fez, Morocco; Granada, Spain; Rabat, Morocco; Sevilla, Spain; Seville, Spain; Tangier, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Winter
  • Restrictions: Elon applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Winter
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

Course Description


With the life and tribulations of today's local communities as the focal point, students in this course will explore the links between Morocco and Spain on a variety of levels: the rich cultural and historic heritage from the Al Andalus era; the intersection of the “developing” and “developed” worlds; and the global impact of the increasing animosity between historically Muslim and Christian societies. In this course we will seek to make connections between Spanish and Moroccan histories and cultures, and engage in discussions on the relevant contemporary issues of diversity, inequality and co-existence, as well as religious and cultural pluralism and (in)tolerance.

  • Grades count toward an Elon GPA.

  • Study abroad courses may not be taken on an audit or pass/fail basis.

Prerequisite Preparatory Seminar: GBL 144

This Winter Term course has a required one semester-hour fall prerequisite preparatory seminar course associated with it. Students accepted into the Winter Term course will be automatically registered for the associated fall course. There is no additional cost for the prerequisite preparatory seminar course for students who are registered full-time even if the one credit creates an overload for a student's registration.

It is Elon University policy that students who are registered part-time for the fall semester will be charged the additional one credit hour of tuition for the fall prerequisite preparatory seminar course. Students will also be charged four credit hours of tuition for Winter Term in addition to the program fees. If students contact the Bursar's office to verify that they will be enrolled full-time in the spring semester, the four hours of Winter Term tuition will not be collected. 

There will also be a required meeting about the course in April.

Spring Meeting Information

The spring meeting will meet on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 3-4 p.m., location Carlton 221.

Fall Course Meeting Information

The fall pre-departure course will take place on Fridays from 3:05 - 4:45 p.m., location TBD.

Activity Level: Moderate

You will spend much of the day exploring. Whether walking through historic neighborhoods at a moderate pace or out and about on a coach, your days will be full. You'll need to keep up with the group, including stairs and moderate movement.




Students are required to take the fall pre-departure course associated with this Winter Term course. All students will automatically be registered for the pre-departure course but must register themselves for the Winter Term course during registration for Winter Term.

Cancellation Policy


To cancel your participation in a program, complete the Winter Term Withdrawal questionnaire in your application.


The tentative dates for the program are January 7 through January 24, 2020.
While official flight itineraries are typically distributed in early September, the tentative group departure point is Miami (MIA) and return point is New York (JFK).
Note: This information is subject to change based on airline changes and cancellations.




  • Reales Alcázares
    • A Royal Palace of Seville was originally a Moorish fortress. It was registered by UNESCO as the World Heritage Site in 1987.
  • General Archive of the Indies. 
    • The Archive houses extremely valuable collection of documents from the history of the Spanish Empire from the times of the Conquest to the independence movements of the Americas.
  • Seville Cathedral (Built in the 16th Century)
    • This is the largest gothic cathedral and third largest cathedral of the world and the burial site of Christopher Columbus.



  • Madinat al-Zahra
    • This city includes an archeological site and museum. The city of Medinat al-Zahra was the political and administrative capital of Al-Andalus in the 10th century and an extraordinary example of Muslim presence on the Iberian Peninsula.
  • Walking tour of the city of Córdoba
    •  Córdoba is the capital of Islamic Caliphate. The city was also the capital of Hispania Ulterior during the Roman Empire, as well as the Roman Republic. The most populous city of the 10th century, Córdoba, is a symbol of coexistence between Jews, Muslims and Christians. Also, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Cathedral of Córdoba and former Mosque


  • Walking tour of the city of Granada
  • Visit to La Alhambra and Palacios Nazaries
  • Visit to El Generalife and Partal
  • Visit to Sacromonte and Albayzin in Granada
    • Traditional Jewish and Gypsy neighborhoods

Tangier and Tetouan

  • Walking tour of Medina (city center) of Tangier
  • Visit to American Legation of Tangier
    • US National Historic Landmark
  • Walking tour of Medina of Tetouan



Fez and Sefrou

  • Visit Medinas of Fez and Sefrou
    • These cities are  known for their tolerance towards diversity. The two cities have most elegant Medinas, as well as are considered to be the melting pots of different cultures. The Cave of the Believer in Sefrou is revered by Jews, Muslims and Christians and considered a sacred place for pilgrimage for people of all these religions.

Note: Itinerary is subject to change due to availability of local facilities and scheduling issues.


Students will be housed in shared accommodations in hotels.


Costs for global study vary program to program and are in addition to the tuition for Winter Term (included in fall semester tuition/bill). 

Basic cost information is available on the Cost and Credit Chart.

Detailed cost information will be available on the budget sheet. The cost for this program is currently TBD.


Scholarships/Travel Grants

Students seeking need-based financial support are encouraged to apply for the GEC Access Scholarship.

For additional information on scholarships or other funding for global engagement, see the Financial Planning for Global Study page or the financial planning section of our FAQs.

If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your program. 

Connect with us

Questions? See if they're answered in our Short-Term Programs FAQ section

Prefer to ask in person? Drop by the GEC in Global Commons 360 for Quick Questions, no appointment necessary:
Wednesdays 2-4 PM
Thursdays 9-11 AM
Learn from program alumniConnect with a Global Ambassador to learn from students that have studied on this program or others. Search the Global Ambassadors profiles to find students in your major(s), or organization(s), or with similar experiences.  

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Program Leader 1: Mayte De Lama
Associate Professor of Spanish
Carlton Building 317
2125 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244

Program Leader 2: Sophie Adamson
Associate Professor of French in the Department of World Languages & Cultures and Chair of the Department of World Languages & Cultures
Carlton Building 218
2125 Campus Box Elon, NC 27244

Isabella Cannon Global Education Center (GEC)
Global Commons 360
2375 Campus Box, Elon, NC 27244
336.278.6700 (phone)
336.278.6692 (fax)


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Click "apply now" from this brochure to get started, and complete your application by the deadline listed below.

If applications are not yet available, see the deadlines webpage for information on when this program will be accepting applications.

See the application instructions webpage for more information on the application requirements and process. 

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Winter 2020 09/02/2019
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Please view the deadlines page for full application, payment and cancellation deadlines.

The start date and end date listed reflect the dates students are expected to arrive in and depart from the host location and reflect the best information available to the Global Education Center. Please do not purchase plane tickets based on these dates. Individual programs will provide updates after your acceptance to the program.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applications will be reviewed on a space-available basis and applicants will be notified of their application status within two weeks of submission.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.