Study Abroad in Rabat

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Explore Rabat, Morocco

Morocco’s capital and second largest city is host to prestigious universities, international institutions such as UNESCO and the World Bank, and a wide range of opportunities for students to experience its culture through art exhibits, music, and theater. 

Study abroad student looking into the sunset in Rabat, Morocco
Study abroad the city  Rabat, Morocco
Study abroad students gathering around for a group photo in Rabat, Morocco

Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions and a multi-day study tour uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Rabat, past study tours and excursions have included: 

  • Visits to markets, cultural sites, and music and theater performances
  • Exploring Rabat’s ancient medina and Kasbah, and other highlights like the ancient ruins of Challah and the Andalucian Gardens 
  • Visits to an Amazigh village in Ourika
  • Hikes in the High Atlas Mountains
  • Trips to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in coastal Essaouria 
  • Overnight excursions to Fez and Marrakesh 
Study abroad students classroom picture in Rabat, Morocco

Where Students Study

CIEE Rabat
CIEE Rabat is located in the prominent neighborhood of Agdal in central Rabat, with easy access to public transportation. 

Study abroad culture in Rabat, Morocco

Internships & Volunteering

Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. In Rabat, students can get to know the community by volunteering to help refugees, immigrants, women, or children. In addition, intern positions with NGOs and private institutions can be arranged for students who are interested. In the past, students have interned at Amnesty International, the Orient Occident Foundation, Organization for Human Rights and Development, and several others.

Study Abroad in Rabat

Pocket Guide to Rabat

  • Currency
    Moroccan Dirham

    Spoken Languages

    Available Transportation
    Tram, bus, feet

    Famous Local
    French Montana – an American-Moroccan rapper known for his hit songs including “Unforgettable” (2017)

  • Climate
    Muggy, dry, and clear summers (June to September) with highs around 80°F; cool and cloudy winters (December to March) with lows around 47°F

    Places to Explore
    11th-century Kasbah of the Udayas – a district of twisting colorful streets and hip cafes

  • Airport
    Rabat-Sale Airport (RBA)

    Social Norms
    It’s forbidden to eat with your left hand in Morocco

    What to Pack
    Lose flowy clothing, comfortable shoes, sunscreen, bathing suit, shirts that cover your shoulders

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What People are Saying

  • "The staff is friendly, flexible, and above all - passionate. Every expectation was exceeded. They are here because they want to be here, and it makes me want to be here too. I can’t wait to recommend CIEE to my friends at home."

    Reagan M., University of Louisville