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Pre-Capstone Student Portal

Here you will find links and resources to help guide you through the Capstone application process and answer your questions about the program components, life in Morocco, and much more. 

Current Program Dates and Costs


The map (Mentorship Alumni Portal)


The 2017 American Councils proficiency exam has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 1st for all Capstone and Summer Overseas applicants. 

Current Program Dates and Costs


Updated dates and costs for the summer and year-long prorgrams can be found on the Capstone Information page. 

Frequently Asked Questions

To help you prepare for the Capstone year in Meknes, we have compiled a list of FAQs that cover eight general topics:

  • Banking and Credit Cards
  • Cell Phones and Internet
  • Transportation
  • Gyms and Recreation
  • Living Arrangements
  • What to Bring and Not to Bring
  • Clothing and Modesty
  • Harassment and Women's Issues

If you have other questions that are not answered in this document, or if you have follow up questions, please visit the MAP below. 


Welcome to the Mentorship Alumni Portal (MAP)! Here you can find and connect with Arabic and Persian Capstone alumni from all over the country. Each alumni has a short biography and a message box that will allow you to send a private message to that person. Feel free to ask them about about their experiences abroad and any questions you might have about what to expect yourself. They will respond to you via the email address that you provide. 

Looking for advice on a particular issue? Use the search bar below to find alumni that want to help you. Topics of interest include LGBTQ issues, vegetarian or other food restricted diets, mental health and wellness, and more. You can also search for key words like University of Maryland or politics major.

Don't have a specific topic to discuss or can't find anyone with your key words? Check out the full list of alumni contacts here:

To view all profiles by language, click the links below:

Alternatively, click on a topic in the tag cloud below to find alumni with experience in that area:

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