Information for term Arabic Language & Moroccan Culture
Application deadline, and cost information.
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Dates: Jun 10 – Jul 7, 2018 (4 weeks)
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Dates: Jul 8 – Aug 4, 2018 (4 weeks)
OverviewClick to Open
An ideal backdrop for top-flight language acquisition and a journey into the rich Moroccan culture.
Join the daily swirl of life in Rabat, the cosmopolitan capital that’s home to diplomats, students and multilingual professionals. It’s the ideal backdrop for your daily Arabic language instruction (in both Darija and Modern Standard Arabic), followed by afternoon volunteer work with a children’s art workshop and explorations into the rich traditions of Moroccan culture.
Drink mint tea, eat traditional sweets, and take in sweeping ocean views in cafes near the 12th-century Kasbah. Converse with merchants while browsing in the old-world Medina. Back home with your Moroccan host family, you’ll practice your Arabic skills as you prepare and share traditional meals and enjoy authentic everyday life.
Through CIEE activities, you’ll connect with Moroccan artists, musicians, government officials, and fellow students. Each day, in different ways, you’ll discover the enduring strengths of this open and progressive society that’s been a crossroads for African, Middle Eastern, and European civilizations for centuries.
Language & Culture
60 hours of instruction in colloquial Darija and Modern Standard Arabic by CIEE professors, placement with host family
4 College Credits
College credits may be used to apply toward your future college degree, to demonstrate your ability to do college-level work, or to test out of a language level in college
A certificate of language learning in Arabic, and documented language growth through pre- and post- program testing
Location & CultureClick to Open
Rabat offers a unique combination of modern and traditional architecture, lovely gardens, and green spaces.
No North African city is more welcoming and hospitable than Rabat. Less crowded and more relaxed than neighboring destinations, it is known for its open, progressive society and prime location on the Atlantic coast.
Arabic and French are the main languages you’ll hear on the streets. From ancient markets to French Colonial architecture to opulent foreign embassies, the city has a unique mix of colorful styles and cultures. Palm trees line boulevards and lush gardens make the city pleasantly livable.
Daily LifeClick to Open
"The first day was hard because I didn't know any Arabic. I had no idea what was going on, so I observed my surroundings and tried to imitate what I noticed with my host family. For example, I learned how to eat food with bread - and now I actually prefer it!..."
Learn more about daily life on a high school study abroad program by reading our blog posts above.
Hotel during orientation, then carefully screened host family in Rabat
24/7 Support from your CIEE program leader and in-country CIEE staff members
ActivitiesClick to Open
Get excited about all the things you could do during your time abroad. Here are a few sample activities and excursions:
- Visit historic landmarks like Roman ruins or the medieval fortress citadel, with Andalusian gardens and amazing ocean views.
- Explore treasures of Morocco’s ancient heritage at the National Archaeology Museum.
- View striking visual displays at the Museum Mohamed VI of Modern and Contemporary Art, Morocco’s first public institution dedicated entirely to contemporary arts.
- Take surfing lessons at the local beach. Or hike the trails above a nearby lake.
- Learn the intricate art of Arabic calligraphy.
- Get glammed up for a Moroccan party with traditional dress, dance, and henna art.
- Prepare authentic local dishes during a Moroccan cooking class.
- Expand your horizons on visits to Tangier, Asilah, Meknes, Walili, and Chefchaouen.
Dates & FeesClick to Open
Dates & Fees
- All language proficiency levels accepted.
- Program open to all current high school students: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.
- For scholarship eligibility requirements, please check our Scholarship page.
Optional College Credit Fee
$100 Learn more
|Summer Session I 2018 4 weeks||Rolling Admissions||Jun 10, 2018||Jul 7, 2018||
|Summer Session II 2018 4 weeks||Rolling Admissions||Jul 8, 2018||Aug 4, 2018||