History & Geography: Moorish Spain and Morocco

Moorish Spain & Morocco
Start Date
June 6, 2022
End Date
June 19, 2022

What you will experience on this program:

  • Visit Morocco’s beautiful city of Marrakesh and its “medina souk and bazaar” (traditional Arab marketplaces and shops).
  • Visit other historic sites in Marrakesh like the Koutoubia Mosque, Bahia Palace, Saadian Tombs, and the Djemaa ElFna (cultural market square with local food vendors and shops.
  • Visit Casablanca and its beautiful historical locations and traditional sites like Hassan Mosque of Casablanca and the Royal Palace of Casablanca.
  • Morocco’s capital, Rabat, offers the village of Moulay Idriss, Chellah, and the archeological site of Volubilis.
  • The city of Fes offers 9th century and 14th century historical sites such as universities and towers, and Chefchaouen provides stunning views of blue-washed buildings throughout Morocco’s northwestern city.
  • Cross over to southern Spain by ferry and witness stunning views followed by a museum tour in Ronda.
  • Tour the 11th century fortress of Alcazaba de Malaga and castle ruins of Castillo de Gibralfaro.
  • View beautiful cathedrals, royal burial place for Spanish monarchs, and even enter La Mezquita, an 8th century location full of some of the oldest buildings and structures in Spain.
  • Visit the Spanish city of Seville and experience the city’s main sights such as Plaza de Espana and the Royal Alcazar.
  • For more information, email studyabroad@northern.edu
Course Title(s)
GEOG 492 or HIST 492 (1-3 credits)
1 - 3
Dr. Erin H. Fouberg and Dr. Steven Usitalo

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