The Location The University of New England campus in Tangier is housed within the campus of the American School of Tangier, which is the oldest American school in Morocco. Centrally located, the campus is a short walk to downtown, the main beach, and the major cultural activities the city has to offer. This gives students the chance to study while being immersed in the vibrant and exotic culture of Morocco. Tangier—although traditionally renowned as an international hub for artists, writers and travelers—is now also considered a major driver of economic and cultural growth in the region. The famous Moroccan cities of Casablanca, Fez and Marrakesh are only a few hours away. The Space(s) The campus consists of two buildings—one for academic programming and the other for student and staff housing—both built to reflect Morocco’s famous traditional architecture. The academic building accommodates a wide variety of course offerings and is fully equipped with state-of-the-art science labs. Meals are provided at an on-site café and are carefully crafted daily to highlight fresh and local ingredients. Students also have access to the swimming pool and basketball courts at The American School of Tangier. And Beyond! Morocco is a cultural crossroads, where Europe, Africa and the Middle East meet to form a truly unique national identity. Equally as a diverse as its cultural influences is the country’s geography. In Morocco a vast and expansive desert collides with the Atlas Mountains and the Atlantic and the Mediterranean meet in Tangier’s backyard at the Straight of Gibraltar. Spain is right across the straight—only 40 minutes on a high-speed ferry! From there you have access to visit students in Seville and to the rest of Europe by bus, rail or one of many budget airlines. You’ll have the opportunity to explore on you own and also take advantage of included excursions to Fez, Rabat, Chefchaouen (The Blue City), and Seville. There will also be organized day trips for hiking, camel rides navigating markets, and enjoying the beaches. You can even plan your own adventures to other Moroccan cities or test out your sandboarding skills in the desert. Semester Dates: Students will spend either the fall or spring semester in Tangier according to the dates of the UNE calendar. Logistics: Students will be required to arrange their own flights to Tangier. Upon arriving in Tangier students will be met by local staff. Prerequisites: Students are required to have a 2.5 minimum GPA. No foreign language experience necessary and all majors are welcome. Students should bring their own laptops. Costs: Students keep all UNE scholarships and financial aid, and are billed the same tuition as for a traditional on-campus semester, plus UNE standard double room & board. What’s included? • Tuition • Airport reception • Housing, meals and laundry • Support from onsite UNE faculty and staff • On-campus extracurricular activities, exercise equipment and use of swimming pool. • Cultural activities, local field trips and excursions • Pre-departure and onsite orientation program • Travel Medical Insurance Application Deadlines: December 1 for spring semester and May 1 for fall semester. Early applications are encouraged and acceptances will be determined on a rolling basis. Academics: At the Tangier campus, UNE offers a suite of courses that meet the needs of a broad range of undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Science and Westbrook College of Health Professions. Courses include lab sciences, courses in the Humanities and Social Sciences to fulfill UNE’s Advanced Studies and Social and Global Awareness requirements, plus Arabic language courses to fulfill UNE Explorations credits. Pre-Departure and Orientation: Students begin their study abroad experience in Tangier before even leaving home—by participating in information sessions and a Pre-Departure Orientation with Global Education Program staff. The orientation allows students to connect with others in the group, reflect on what they want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. The Global Education Program staff is here to help students during all phases of the application process. Additionally, Peer Advisers who have participated in the programs are available to answers any questions students might have about any aspect of the experience.