Worcester State University
International Programs


Mandatory Pre Departure Orientation
All students who are approved to study away/abroad for Summer, Fall, and Academic Year must attend the mandatory pre-deparure session.
The orienation will be held in Sullivan Room 138 from 01.00 pm to 05.00 pm on May7 th (reading day)
Parents are invited to attend from 04.00 pm to 05.00 pm.
Please contact Jason Grant if you have any questions.
Trip to Morocco (May 24 to June 3, 2014)


Mention the word Arab or Muslim and watch the jostling images spring to your mind. Some of these images are to gleaned from media consumption and the nature of its ready messages. What if you were presented with the opportunity to assume the role of an ethnographic researcher, an investigative journalist, and an explorer or culture and people? 


A faculty-led, short trip to Morocco is your chance to gain some first hand insight into Arabs and Muslim and to demystify what you have always held to be true of this race, culture and religion. If this sounds like the work of an anthropologist, you are half right. Anthropologists don’t have fun; you most certainly will.  


Trip Info


From the bustling street of Casablanca to the dynamic city of Rabat to the fabled medina of the old city of Fez, a UNESCO-designated world heritage site, explore the rich cultural geographic and religious diversity of Morocco. Meet with local students, scholars, artisans and merchants. Wander through the amazingly well-preserved Roman ruins, and admire the sunset over the spectacular dunes of the Sahara. Experience unique Berber culture and learn about Morocco’s motley cultural traditions. Journey through the stunning Atlas Mountains, and enjoy the pulsating scenes of Marrakech, an open air theatre where musicians, magicians, fortune tellers and snake charmers still exhibit their craft. Meet local educators, students and artisans who will share with you their experiences and perspectives as citizens living in a multifaceted kingdom. Check your preconceptions at JFK airport right before you board the plane and join us on this remarkable adventure!


Join us as we weave in and out of different centuries and immerse ourselves in a 24-hour-a-day study of the history, culture, politics, peoples and geography of this unique African country.


About Morocco


The Kingdom of Morocco is truly at the crossroads of the world. For thousands of years, its location at the northwest tip of Africa has allowed it to absorb elements of European, Sub-Saharan African, Muslim and Arab cultures in its quest for identity.  As a result, its culture, history, religion, art, and politics are a mélange that gives it uniqueness among nations. 


Nestled between two seas, Morocco is the crucible of civilizations and cultures; it is loaded with history that seems to constitute a kaleidoscope of human experiences. It offers educators and students a perfect setting for imparting cultural understanding, empathy towards others, a peace project, and a chance for a new East-West rapports and authentic dialogue. Such is the goal of the Morocco short-term, faculty-led program.


Contact the program leader, Mohamed Brahimi, at mbrahimi@worcester.edu or 617-653-6580 to register.

Student Blog about 2013 Trip to Morocco
Get a glimpse of what it's like to visit Morocco. Elizabeth Riley kept a blog about her trip in May 2013:

International English Language Testing System
Worcester State University is pleased to announce that the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) will now be accepted as proof of English language proficiency. Students must achieve a minimum passing score of 6.5. Worcester State will continue to accept the TOEFL and serve as a testing site location for the TOEFL exam.
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New International Student Tuition Payment Solution

We are pleased to inform you that Worcester State University has recently partnered with peerTransfer to offer a simple international tuition payment solution. We ask that you send all future payments through peerTransfer at worcester.peertransfer.com. We are confident that you will find peerTransfer’s process secure, easy, and less expensive.

With peerTransfer, you can pay from any country and any bank. You are offered excellent foreign exchange rates, allowing you to pay in your home currency (in most cases) and save a significant amount of money as compared to traditional banks. Also, peerTransfer captures all your student information at the time of payment, which ensures peace-of-mind that your payment will be properly credited to your account in a timely manner.

International Connections  Group  Tuesday  19th 02.30-04.00 Room A.201
Attention!  International Students: New volunteer group on campus to foster student involvement

International Friendship and Connections Group

Group Intentions:

-          Provide students with a resource that will allow them to connect with other students with similar interest

-          Create social connections for the students

-          Connect students with campus resources (health needs, advisers, peer support)

-          Help students engage in interests/activities on and off the campus community

-          Provide students with information regarding other campus organizations

-          Create a sense of community and support

-          Talk about and incorporate cultural aspects that the students feel comfortable discussing


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