♦The beautiful tilework featured in our background soon becomes a familiar sight for students as they are immersed in life inside the Medina, or “old city” of Rabat. The large mosaic forms the centerpiece of the inner courtyard of the nineteenth century riad that houses The Center for Cross-Cultural Learning (CCCL), where our program is based.
Our students have the unique opportunity to study and report on modern-day Morocco while steeped in the sensory details of its history, cultural traditions, and art. Classes are held in the large Adalusian-style riad, where CCCL’s founder/directors also host a repertoire of cultural and educational activities. The list of lecturers includes outstanding scholars in the areas of social science, humanities, literature, religion, and architecture as well as artists, journalists, NGO activists, artisans, and craftsmen. The CCCL also sponsors art exhibits, musical performances, and educational excursions throughout Morocco.
In addition to SIT, CCCL also partners with the City College of New York (CCNY), Wellesley College, Williams College, Humboldt State University, the University of Illinois Chicago, Rollins University, and Elderhostel.
The CCCL also has a bookstore, MaghriBook, that publishes regular bulletins of Moroccan publications. They also provide Moroccan books and audio-visual materials to university libraries- including Harvard Library, UCLA and the Library of Washington University.
Since 2003, the CCCL, in partnership with Thaqafat Association, offers volunteer and internship programs as well as Summer Abroad programs for the Experiment for International Living (EIL). Thaqafat Association has recently (May 2007) joined the Experiment Federation as a full member.
Learn more about about our journalism program here.