Students in this faculty-led course will explore the ways in which the experience of modern colonialism helped to shape the cultures of two countries: France, which had the world's second largest overseas empire between 1830 and 1962, and Morocco, which was colonized by France between 1912 and 1956. During two weeks in France and one week in Morocco, we will focus on how these two countries, one largely Catholic and the other largely Muslim but each with significant religious, ethnic, and racial minorities, have approached the challenges of practicing inclusivity and respecting diversity in the past and today.
This program has visits to multiple locations. Students participating in this program will have the opportunity to experience:
Participants will stay in a modest hotel in Paris, Marrakech, Rabat, and Fez. Students will have homestays while in Aix.
Professor Alice L. Conklin
Department of History
Assistant Director- Office of Diversity and Inclusion
Education Abroad Coordinator
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Courses and Credit
Admitted participants are required to register for three hours of HIS 3798.06 for summer semester.
In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a 2.00 GPA or higher and meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. Students should have a strong interest in studying evolution of plural (cultural, religious, political, and national) identities in France and North Africa. The course focuses on shared histories and tensions between and within the two countries. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.
While preference will be given to students from ODI scholars groups/PASS, everyone is strongly encouraged to apply.
Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline.
Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many study abroad destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure). For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov.
Students are responsible for paying The Ohio State University tuition plus a program fee of $2500, which includes airfare, housing, required excursions, most meals and visa. It does not cover a passport or immunizations. This program has been generously subsidized by the College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
If students withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.
Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.
- Monday, October 22, 2018 from 12:00-1:00 PM in Hale Hall
- Friday, November 16, 2018 from 3:30-5:00 PM in 160 Enarson Classroom Building
U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.