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CIEE Study Abroad

Whether your Arabic is rudimentary or advanced, the CIEE Language and Culture program in Rabat will help you improve your Arabic and French, enrich your understanding of contemporary Morocco, and give you insight into the country’s role in the Arab world and Europe. Through a combination of coursework, fieldwork, homestays, community engagement, and excursions, you’ll be able to experience Morocco like no tourist can.


In addition to studying Arabic, you’ll take electives in English, Arabic, or French that expand your views on the Koran, literature, politics, history, business in the Arab world, and gender dynamics, race, and ethnicity in Morocco. Guest lectures, seminars, lectures, fieldwork, and field trips are part of coursework hours. Interested and eligible students may take an internship for credit, typically with a local NGO or private institution.


Learn from your host community by volunteering with a local NGO, school, or other organization. You might lead games and art or dance projects with local students, participate in a language exchange with local students, work with sub-Saharan African migrants, or shadow a doctor at a local children’s hospital. Students in the past have enjoyed working with visually impaired students, refugees, women’s groups, and children from low-income families.

Location: Rabat, Morocco

Requirements: Minimum GPA, interest in French is a plus

Deadline: Varies based on program start date

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Amount: Various scholarships available ranging from airfare cost to $2,500

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