Study Abroad Program in Morocco!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Palais-de-justice building

HFCC – in collaboration with the Arab American Foundation for Multicultural Education and Students Understanding (ARAMFO) in Denver – will launch a new study abroad course, ART 290, in Morocco June 17-30 for the spring 2014 semester.

ART 290 is a three-credit course taught by Dr. Hashim Al-Tawil of HFCC’s Division of Humanities and Social Sciences. This course will focus on visiting, studying, and analyzing certain architectural monuments in Morocco. It is open to HFCC students, as well as community members and non-HFCC students enrolled in an art history or humanities program at an accredited four-year college/university. Non-HFCC students and community members who take ART 290 for no credit or audit the class will be charged an additional $100. Enrollment is limited to no more than 30 people.

Travelers will leave Tuesday, June 17, and return Monday, June 30. They will travel to six cities in Morocco: Rabat, Marrakesh, Casablanca, Meknes, Fes and Tangier. ARAMFO will subsidize 50 percent of the cost of the trip, where every traveler pays only $3,200. This amount covers round-trip airfare from JFK Airport in New York to Rabat and back; 14 nights in hotels in Morocco; three meals a day; and transportation.

Travelers are responsible for transportation from Michigan to New York’s JFK Airport. Tuition for ART 290 is NOT included in the $3,200.

In Morocco, travelers will visit the following locations and sites:
• Ben Youssef Mosque;
• the Kutubiyya Mosque (the largest mosque in Marrakesh);
• the Al-Mansur Mosque;
• the Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque;
• the University of Al-Karaouine;
• the Bu Ananiah Mosque; and
• the Bab Al-Futuh Mosque.

There will also be stops at major popular markets, several museums, and the Al-Fana Square in Marrakesh.

A $100 deposit is required to ensure a seat on trip. This $100 deposit is redeemable toward total trip cost.

PLEASE NOTE: The trip deposit of $100 is due to the HFCC Cashier’s Office by March 15, 2014. Sign up soon to ensure your seat. The deadline to sign up and pay the balance of total trip cost is Tuesday, April 15. Travelers must note that when paying deposit at Cashier’s Office, please communicate to teller that deposit and/or balance payment is for the Study Abroad to Morocco spring 2014 trip.

Balance of trip payment must be made to ARAMFO.

Students will need to enroll in ART 290 for the spring term. The class will be available in WebAdvisor March 10, 2014. Enrollment for spring/summer 2014 begins March 24.

Financial Aid may be available for the class. To apply for financial aid, students must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students with questions about financial aid may visit the Welcome Center or email

For further information or questions, please contact Dr. Al-Tawil at 313.845.6489, email or contact Sarah Williams, ARAMFO Coordinator, at