SERMEISS (South East Regional and Middle Eastern
Studies Section) is a great group with lots of people with lots of knowledge
about the Middle East, North Africa and Islam. Although I have not been
able to travel with them, this is the other group I learn a lot from and enjoy
the interests of beginning the process of getting the word out about our June,
2003 Study - Travel Institute in Morocco, I am sending out this notice to your
over our list-serv. You will see the same notice in our forthcoming
newsletter. Please diffuse the notice widely. Remember, while our
basic interest is in finding teachers to participate, we will consider other
SERMEISS STUDY-TRAVEL INSTITUTE: Morocco Land of Past &
SERMEISS has organized a group summer study-travel
Institute in Morocco, June 14-28, 2003. The theme of the Institute
is "Morocco Land of Past and Present," and will focus on the distinctive nature
of Morocco as a setting for understanding the dynamic changes penetrating the
Arab and Islamic worlds today. The Institute will be conducted by the
Center for Cross-Cultural Learning in the old city of Rabat. Lectures and
site visits in Rabat will be joined by excursions by bus and overnight stays in
Fez and Marrakech. The group will leave from JFK via Royal Air Maroc for
Casablanca on Saturday, June 14, and will return to New York from Marrakech via
Casablanca on Saturday June 28. No pre-Institute orientation meeting
is planned at this time, but participants will receive a packet of readings and
suggested travel tips ahead of time.
The round-trip cost from New York
for "Morocco Land of Past & Present" will be $1350.00 per person, including
full room and board and transportation in Morocco.
will stay in double-occupancy hotel rooms in Rabat, Fez, and Marrakech. In
Rabat, participants will stay at the centrally located Hotel Terminus.
Airfare costs to New York's JFK airport are in addition to the $1350.00 and will
be arranged individually for participants by a Washington-based travel agent who
works closely with Royal Air Maroc, Delta, and USAirways.
Prospective participants are urged to make plans to attend by March 31,
2003. A down-payment of $500 will be due at that time, non-refundable
after April 15th, at which time the remaining $850 will be due.
Institute is aimed at teachers and their specific needs, other participants are
welcome. Please contact the group leader below.
Dr. James A.
Miller, professor of geography at Clemson University and a scholar of Morocco,
will accompany the group from New York. For more information, contact him
directly at: 204 Hardin Hall, Clemson University,
Clemson SC 29634. Telephone 864-656-5368. Email