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UCSC Faculty-led is an academic program that aims to enhance students’ education by incorporating both traditional lectures with experiential learning outside of the classroom setting. Students will earn between 5 and 10 quarter units; therefore, students should expect a rigorous academic coursework that is enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities. Auditing is not an option.

Students on UCSC Faculty-led programs earn regular UC Santa Cruz course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements. UC Santa Cruz students can use UCSC Faculty-led Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog. Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements.


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168M: Moroccan Cinema - (5 units) *

Arabic 1 or Arabic 4 -  (5 units) **

*Course is pre-approved as a CC General Education requirement.

**No prerequisite for Arabic 1. Students who want to take Arabic 4 must have taken Arabic 1 - 3 or equivalent courses.

General Eligibility Criteria

  • Good Academic and Disciplinary Standing at the time of application and every quarter prior to departure
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA or higher at the time of application and every quarter prior to departure
  • Be at least 18 years old by the program start date
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior class standing by the time of departure

All applications will be processed first-come, first-served. Students are encouraged to apply early due to limited capacity.


There are no prerequisites for this program beyond the general eligibility criteria.

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