Rabat, Morocco

Leadership Through Outdoor Education

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Information for term Leadership Through Outdoor Education

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 11 – 31, 2021 (3 weeks)


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Develop your leadership skills with the gorgeous Moroccan outdoors as your backdrop.

This summer, build valuable communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills as you push yourself outside your comfort zone and discover the great Moroccan outdoors! Channel your inner Indiana Jones as you hike to remote pre-Arab villages, explore natural caves, kayak on Morocco's largest river or ride a camel.

In your home base of Rabat, live an authentic immersion in the rich cultural traditions of Morocco through cultural activities and excursions: explore the ancient ruins of Chellah, try out local foods, bargain at the local market!

Self-reflect on your own experience and leadership style through workshops, team activities, and a reflection journal. Build intercultural competence as you learn how to recognize and bridge cultural differences. Come home more self-confident, with a deeper understand of who you are and how you can effectively work with other students or team mates to make a difference in your community and grow as a global citizen

The Takeaways

  • Education

    Develop intercultural competence and communications skills.

  • Hands on experience

    Explore the great Moroccan outdoors and immerse yourself in the local culture.

  • Certificate

    A Certificate of Participation in the Leadership Through Outdoor Education program.

Location & Culture

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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.

During this program, you will discover nature and build personal leadership in one of the world’s most diverse landscapes. Join us as we explore the beautiful landscape and rich cultural traditions of Morocco.  

Daily Life

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Daily Life

"After my trip with CIEE I have definitely grown in ways I never could if I had stayed in the US."

Learn more about daily life on a high school study abroad program by reading our blog.

  • Housing

    Carefully vetted homestays

  • Local Support

    24/7 Support from your CIEE program leader and in-country CIEE staff members


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Sample Activities

  • Explore Morocco's "silk road" of medieval villages
  • Visit the ancient ruins of Chellah and traditional Koranic schools
  • Experience riding a camel and meet traditional nomadic tribes
  • go horse back riding through Rabat’s ceder tree forests
  • Explore tidal basins and the Atlantic coast of Morocco while you learn to surf
  • Kayak Morocco's largest river
  • Learn tradition crafts with local artisans
  • trekking in the Amazigh villages of Morocco and meeting with locals for storytelling sessions
  • Zip-line and hike through Morocco’s High Atlas Mountains
  • Learn how to make argan oil from scratch using century old techniques
  • Star-gaze in the Sahara desert as you explore Morocco’s sacred astronomy traditions

Please note this list of activities is based on past programs and subject to change at CIEE's discretion to both adapt to local circumstances, covid-related measures and restrictions and participant feedback. Our goal when revising itineraries is always to enhance your experience. Every activity is designed to provide you with a deep immersion in your topic, local culture and sights. Get ready for maximum fun!

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