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#Spain and Morocco at the Crossroads of Human Migration

Program Description

This Migration program is designed to provide first hand academic and experiential knowledge about migration in contemporary Spain and Morocco, and the reality of hundreds of migrants that try to reach European soil.  

Lecturers and field experiences are drawn from the University of Granada,  Government agencies, local NGOs, and experts of the Spanish and Morocco. 

Students also carry out individual research on a topic of their choice. The language course will enable students to gain skills that allow them to become functional in the community and their academic work in Spain.

We know from experience that traveling can be an incredible vehicle for education. When we find ourselves away from our comfort zone, rethinking our cultural habits, prejudices and personal beliefs becomes a much simpler task. However, we understand that security is very important for our partners, that is why we work in very safe environments and keep our health and safety protocols updated and ready. 

Course Objectives

To introduce students to the convergences and divergences that have created and shaped the nation of Spain and the region of Andalucía and its collective memory: Implications for Inmigration. 

To familiarize students with the rapid shift in Spain from Emigration to Immigration; the social impact and Spain’s current role as southern gateway to control inmigration into the European Union.

To provide an overview of Spanish modern politics with a focus on political parties’ views and actual role on “Immigration Issues”, such as legal status, access to essential services, housing, health, education, etc.

To confront students with issues of integration, inclusion and exclusion of  immigrants, as well as the reality of their lives around the border.

To analyze the dynamics of migration from North Africa to Spain from different perspectives: humanitarian, regulatory and implication of civil society.

Program Components

Immigration seminar

Spanish language and culture seminar

 Independent Field Research Project

 Academic Field Trip to Marocco

Small groups

2 weeks

All the trips are included

Spanish language and culture

The Spanish Language and Culture Course focuses primarily on improving communicative ability and all round language competency. By exploring current events related to the topic at hand the student will also develop academic tools for their individual field based research.  

Immersion and interaction with the community is key for language and intercultural learning. That is why our classes will take place both inside and outside of the classroom.

Migration Seminar

Academic interest on the phenomenon of immigration has led to an important number of studies and investigations on this subject in Spain.

This seminar will help students gain an understanding of this complex phenomenon, provide a theoretical background and analyze migration from different perspectives. and familiarize them with institutions and individuals working in this field.

During this class we will explore topics such as migrations in history, immigration policies, testimonials from the other side of the border, cultural diversity, etc. We will have the opportunity to speak with relevant individuals and institutions working in this field both in Spain and in Morocco.

Independent Field Research Project

The Independent Field Research Project gives students the opportunity to work in a field of their particular interest, in a cross-cultural environment. Students have the support of an advisor to identify an area of interest, develop their topic of research and acquire  methodologies for the study. The project advisor guides students through data collection, analysis of approaches, interpretation of findings, and written and oral presentation of findings.

After the program, Celei’s team will offer counseling and support to help turn these projects into action in the students’ home community.

Academic Field Trip to Marocco

The program includes an academic field trip to northern Morocco, where we will discover the reality on the other side of the border. In Morocco students discover the roots of the Andalusian Legacy they have witnessed in Andalusia, particularly in Granada. Students experience Moroccan culture firsthand, which has a strong presence not only in Granada but throughout Spain.

Program Site: Granada

Granada, has captivated poets, musicians, and travelers from all over the world with its unique mixture of Arabic and Christian architecture, its light and its contrasts. History has left many interesting marks on the city today. Now 290,000 people, 70,000 of whom are university students, inhabit Granada and add to the special atmosphere which surrounds its cultural life.

We enjoy a terrific location, only 60 kilometers from the Mediterranean Sea yet at the very foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, where the ski season runs from November to the end of April.

The climate has dramatic contrasts and very little rain, almost never from June to September. So people here enjoy a very active social lifestyle in the bars and in the street.

Common Components of Our Programs

Cultural Activities

Celei will organize meaningful cultural activities to explore in depth this fairytale city. These activities will be a great opportunity to contextualize much of what we cover during the course and a great excuse to practice our Spanish.

Trip to Sevilla or Cordoba

Córdoba and Seville are together with Granada, the two most beautiful cities in Andalusia. Their incredible artistic heritage and rich cultural history make them the perfect complement to the subjects the students will cover in Granada.

    Accomodation

    Enjoy a half board accommodation in one of our comfortable centric apartments. We collaborate with local partners to make sure our groups make the most of their stay.

    Services Included in Our Program

    ⇒ Multidisciplinary team for the course seminars

    ⇒ Program coordinator and orientation

    ⇒ Language and Culture training

    ⇒ Seminar reflection and debate sessions

    ⇒ Cultural Activities

    ⇒ Accomodation and meals

    ⇒ In country Transport

    ⇒ Health and Safety Protocols

    ⇒ Community Service opportunities

    ⇒ Post program counseling

    Not Included in the Program

    ⇒ Air Travel: Students should arrive in Madrid and will depart from
    Marrakech.

    ⇒ Travel Insurance.

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