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Academic Calendar

MOROCCO: Area & Arabic Language Studies, Spring 2018

 

 Saturday, January 13

 Students Depart U.S.

 Sunday, January 14

 Students Arrive in Morocco

 Monday, January 15

 Orientation Begins

 Monday, January 22

 Classes Begin

 Friday, January 26 

 Last Day to Add/Drop a Course

 Friday, February 16

 Last Day to Drop a Course Without Getting a 'W' on  Transcript1

 Saturday-Monday,
February 17-19

 Excursion: Fez (No Classes)

 Monday-Friday, March 5-9

 Midterm Exams

 Monday-Friday, March 12-16

 Spring Break (No Classes)

 Friday, March 23

 Last Day to Drop a Course to Receive a “W” Grade2

 Friday-Tuesday, April 13-17

 Excursion:  Zaouiat Ahnsal and Marrakech (No Classes)

 Monday-Friday April 30-May 4

 Final Exams

 Tuesday, May 1

 International Labor Day (No Classes)

 Monday-Friday, May 7-11

 Reflection Week (Classes Meet)

 Friday, May 11

 Final Day of Program

 Saturday, May 12

 Students Depart Morocco3

 

1Students can withdraw from courses on or before this date without receiving a “W” (for withdrawal) grade on his/her transcript, provided he/she is still enrolled for the minimum number of credits required for the AMIDEAST program. Should a student choose to withdraw from a course on or before this date, the course will not appear on the student’s transcript. After this date, no course may be deleted from the student’s permanent AMIDEAST academic record. Courses dropped after this date will appear with the grade of “W” on the transcript.

2 This is the withdrawal deadline. Once the withdrawal deadline has passed, the student may not drop a course to receive a “W” on his/her transcript. After this date, a letter grade will be assigned based on the student’s performance in the course. A student will receive a failing grade (F) if he/she stops attending a course, fails to take a final examination, and/or fails to turn in required work.

3At the end of the AMIDEAST Education Abroad program students are free to travel either back to their home country or to other locations. After the day indicated as the day students depart (typically following the final day of the program), students are responsible for all of their own transportation, housing, insurance, and other logistical arrangements. Students should note that after the departure day noted on the academic calendar, their program-provided insurance coverage will end and they must arrange for accommodations outside of AMIDEAST shared apartments or with AMIDEAST host families.

*Note: Muslim holidays are approximate; precise dates depend on the sighting of the new moon.

 

All dates are subject to change.

MOROCCO: Area & Arabic Language Studies, Fall 2018

 

Saturday, August 25

Students Depart U.S. for Morocco

Sunday, August 26

Students Arrive in Morocco

Monday, August 27

Orientation Begins

Monday, September 3

Classes Begin

Friday, September 7

Last Day to Add/Drop a Course

Wednesday, September 12

Islamic New Year* (Classes Meet)

Friday-Tuesday, September 21-25

Zawayat Ahnsal Excursion (High Atlas Mountains)

Friday, September 28

Last Day to Drop a Course Without Getting a 'W' on Transcript1

Monday-Friday, October 15-19

Midterm Exams

Monday-Friday, October 22-26

Fall Break (No Classes)

Friday, November 2

Last Day to Drop a Course to Receive a “W” Grade2

Tuesday, November 6

Green March Day (No Classes)

Friday-Sunday, November 9-11

Fez Excursion

Sunday, November 18

Moroccan Independence Day

Wednesday, November 21

The Prophet's Birthday* (Classes meet)

Monday-Friday, December 10-14

Final Exams

Monday-Thursday, December 17-21

Reflection Week (Classes Meet)

Friday, December 21

Final Day of Program

Saturday, December 22

 Students Depart Morocco3

 

1Students can withdraw from courses on or before this date without receiving a “W” (for withdrawal) grade on his/her transcript, provided he/she is still enrolled for the minimum number of credits required for the AMIDEAST program. Should a student choose to withdraw from a course on or before this date, the course will not appear on the student’s transcript. After this date, no course may be deleted from the student’s permanent AMIDEAST academic record. Courses dropped after this date will appear with the grade of “W” on the transcript.

2 This is the withdrawal deadline. Once the withdrawal deadline has passed, the student may not drop a course to receive a “W” on his/her transcript. After this date, a letter grade will be assigned based on the student’s performance in the course. A student will receive a failing grade (F) if he/she stops attending a course, fails to take a final examination, and/or fails to turn in required work.

3At the end of the AMIDEAST Education Abroad program students are free to travel either back to their home country or to other locations. After the day indicated as the day students depart (typically following the final day of the program), students are responsible for all of their own transportation, housing, insurance, and other logistical arrangements. Students should note that after the departure day noted on the academic calendar, their program-provided insurance coverage will end and they must arrange for accommodations outside of AMIDEAST shared apartments or with AMIDEAST host families.

*Note: Muslim holidays are approximate; precise dates depend on the sighting of the new moon.