Program Details

Students in the AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program in Rabat carry a 14 to 17 credit hour course load per semester. All students enroll in Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic; 5 credits and Moroccan Colloquial Arabic; 3 credits) and two or three other Area Studi
Location:
Rabat, Morocco
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:
The AMIDEAST Area & Arabic Language Studies Program in Rabat offers a diverse set of courses in addition to rigorous instruction in Modern Standard Arabic and Moroccan Arabic. Students in the program live with Arabic-speaking Moroccan families and attend their classes at the AMIDEAST Center in the exciting Agdal neighborhood of the city. Courses are taught by English-speaking Moroccan faculty members from Mohammed V University and other universities in Rabat and neighboring cities. Students travel on program-organized excursions to significant sites throughout Morocco, engage in service learning activities, and participate in facilitated cultural dialogues with Moroccan students. AMIDEAST prioritizes high quality instruction of both Modern Standard Arabic and Moroccan colloquial Arabic to beginning through advanced students of the language. Students also select from francophone literature courses and a variety of humanities and social science courses, taught in English and focused on the Middle East and North Africa.

Students in the AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program in Rabat carry a 14 to 17 credit hour course load per semester. All students enroll in Arabic (Modern Standard Arabic; 5 credits and Moroccan Colloquial Arabic; 3 credits) and two or three other Area Studies courses (depending on the student’s preference) taught in English from offerings in Middle East and North African studies. A variety of disciplines are available, including political science, religion, sociology, women's studies, history, and Amazigh studies. Students must reach intermediate-high level of proficiency or higher in French on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) scale in order to take a regional studies course taught in French.

With AMIDEAST's more than 60-year presence in the Middle East and North Africa, AMIDEAST Education Abroad Programs are able to draw on AMIDEAST's long term experience in the region, strong local connections, and deep understanding of the intercultural, health, safety, and security issues inherent to study abroad in the Arab world.
Setting Description:
Rabat is one of Morocco's "imperial cities," as well as its political capital. It is home to the leading educational institutions in the country and offers students opportunities to move from the shops and cafes of the "European" city to the winding alleys and exciting markets of the old medina in a few minutes' walk. Students attend their classes at the AMIDEAST Center in the bustling Agdal area of Rabat close to the buildings of AMIDEAST's partner, the College of Letters and Humanities of Mohammed V University- Agdal, near the Royal Palace. Courses are taught by English-speaking Moroccan faculty members from the University and other universities in Rabat and neighboring cities.
Cost:
See program website.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
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