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UF in Morocco and Senegal - Comparative Muslim Societies
Casablanca, Morocco; Dakar, Senegal; Fes, Morocco; Marrakech, Morocco (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer A
Budget Sheets Summer A
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer A 2018 03/15/2018 03/15/2018 05/03/2018 06/02/2018
NOTE: Dates subject to change for 2018
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA:
Program Advisor: Angela Miller
Type of Credit:
Open to non-UF students:
Yes Program Type: UF Sponsored
Liberal Arts and Sciences Field of Study: Religion, Sociology
Program Description:

UF in Morocco and Senegal

Comparative Muslim Societies
Summer A: May 1 , - May 30, 2018

About the Program

Although they share a religion and a number of universal practices, Muslim societies are also shaped by diverse local socio-cultural contexts and can thus differ from each other in illuminating ways. In this hands-on program you will have the opportunity to explore two contemporary Muslim countries: Morocco north of the Sahara desert, and Senegal to its south. The program of study is organized around a set of interdisciplinary themes, and draws from scholarship in anthropology, religious studies, linguistics, and popular culture.

This broad perspective is designed to help you understand the Muslim world in a more nuanced way, and the activities and field visits you engage in during the course of the program will give you firsthand experience with cultural and religious practices that you can evaluate against what you learn in the classroom. You will come away from this program with a rich understanding of what these Muslim societies share and how they differ from each other.

About the Location

Morocco: Rabat, Fes, Marrakech, and Casablanca Senegal: Dakar, Gorée Island, Touba, St-Louis, Tivaouane


In Morocco: The medinas of Rabat, Sale, Fez and Marrakesh; tanneries and souks (markets), the medieval sites of Chella, the Hassan Tower, the Kasbah of the Oudayas, the Karaouine mosque and university, the Koutoubia mosque and gardens. In Senegal: Dakar, the capital, Gorée Island, Camberene, the holy cities of Touba and Tivaouane, the colonial city of Saint-Louis, African markets.


In Morocco you will stay in hotels and riads (comfortable, stylish houses), and in Senegal you will stay in hotels.

LEARN about the history of Islam in Morocco
and Senegal and the way it informs
contemporary religious practices

IMMERSE yourself in the multicultural
societies of Morocco & Senegal

DISCOVER how popular culture (music,
dance, sports, arts) is connected to
Muslim cultural and religious identities

EXPLORE the religious connections between
Morocco and Senegal through the Tijani Sufi order

EXPERIENCE everyday life in Muslim
societies: cuisine, song, dance and fashion.


Course Information

Courses are taught by UF Faculty

AFS4956: Islam in Africa (3UFGPA Credits)
AFS4956: African Popular Culture (3UFGPA Credits)


  • open to all majors
  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • student in good standing
  • one letters of recommendation

Financial Aid

Most financial aid that you would receive on campus during the summer can be applied toward the cost of this study abroadprogram; however, all financial aid eligibility is determined by Student Financial Affairs. You must speak with your financial aidadvisor to determine what aid can be applied to the cost of this program, including scholarships.Any financial aid that you would receive on campus can be applied toward the cost of this study abroad program.

2018 Pricing

2018 Undergraduate Program Fee: $4,482
2018 Graduate Program Fee: $4,978

A $350 nonrefundable deposit toward the total cost of the program is due at the time of application.
The remaining fees due no later than 45 days prior to departure. If you receive financial aid, you can defer payment until it disburses.

What's Included:
Tuition for 6 credits, accommodation, in-country transportation, site visit fees, 8 collective meals, international health insurance, and emergency medical assistance.

What's Not Included:
Round-trip airfare, most meals,additional personal travel, and personal expenses.

UFIC Study Abroad Advisor
Dr. Angela Miller

Faculty Program Directors

Dr. Abdoulaye Kane  
Grinter Hall 439

Dr. Fiona McLaughlin 
305 Pugh Hall