This program offers students the opportunity to explore topics related to agricultural and life sciences in Morocco. It provides an authentic and extensive experience of the historical, geographic, architectural, linguistic, political, economic, and educational complexities of the country. The program is designed for students in the Master's of Agriculture and Life Sciences graduate program, however, it's open to all senior level undergraduate and all graduate students.

Over the course of two weeks, students will tour different cities in Morocco, including Casablanca, Fes, Meknes, Rabat, Marrakesh and more. The program will include visits to the Agricultural University in Rabat, the National Agronomic Research Institute (INRA), the National School of Agriculture and other agribusiness operations. Students will also tour a variety of historic monuments and landmarks, including the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, the Roman Ruins of Volubilis, the Old Medina in Fes and the old city in Marrakesh. Travelling through Morocco, the group will pass across the Middle Atlas Mountains, drive through the cedar forest and rangeland of Morocco, and visit the Erg Chebbi sand dunes.

This program provides an opportunity to see firsthand, under the guidance of Virginia Teach faculty, how agricultural development and strategies are outlined.  

Course number (CRN)–name
ALS 5954 (00000)–Comparative Study of Agricultural and Life Sciences in Morocco

Travel dates
May 20, 2017 – June 3, 2017



Application deadline (Check with the program contact for possible deadline extensions)
February 15, 2017

Program fee

Payment deadline
February 15, 2017 (initial payment due)

Program contact
Jennifer Jones