Rabat- Moroccan students living abroad will return home for the 10th “Summer Universities” program taking place July 14-23, in Abdelmalek Essaadi University in Tetouan and Ibn Zohr University in Agadir.
In partnership with Abdelmalek Essaadi University in Tetouan and Ibn Zohr University in Agadir, the Ministry Delegate in Charge of Moroccans Living Abroad and Migration Affairs (MRE) will organize the 10th edition of “Summer Universities.”
Approximately 200 Moroccan students living abroad, aged 18-25, will return to their country of origin to explore their national identity and immerse themselves in the country’s current political and socio-economic changes.
As announced by the MRE in a press release: “This program’s major goal is to strengthen the cultural, religious, and linguistic bonds between the Moroccan Diaspora and their native country.”
Those wishing to participate must submit their applications before the deadline, May 25. Eligible participants must be currently-enrolled students of Moroccan origin, aged 18-25, who hold high school degrees in the host country with a “distinguished academic record.” Participants must also have insurance that covers Moroccan territory.
Summer Universities’ 9th session in 2017 welcomed more than 260 students from 23 host countries, while the previous session in 2016 was attended by 250 students from 16 host countries.
Established in 1989, Abdelmalek Essaadi University is located in Morocco’s “door of Africa,” Tangier, with six total campuses, including in Tetouan and Larache. It has 540 staff members, 750 professors, and enrolls nearly 42,000 students. The university has branches in law and economy, arts and humanities, and science and technologies.
Ibn Zohr University of Agadir, located in Morocco’s southern Atlantic coast, was founded in 1989. It enrolls more than 120,000 students and covers multidisciplinary courses in areas like science, economy, arts, and humanities.