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The Summer Intensive Arabic Program in Rabat, Morocco offers Modern Standard Arabic in two 4-week sessions. Classes meet 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. Each student will receive 100 hours of Arabic language instruction in each session, including bot

Location:
Rabat, Morocco
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

The Intensive Arabic Program in Morocco offers two 4-week sessions, allowing participants to move through two Arabic levels in one summer, and focuses on Modern Standard Arabic at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. The curriculum is based on AMIDEAST’s Arabic Language and Culture Curriculum, which is functional and communicative in its approach. Arabic instructors are carefully selected native speakers with excellent language teaching experience and skills. From haggling in the easily accessible medina using darija (Moroccan Arabic) to navigating Rabat’s contemporary neighborhoods, conversational Arabic is reinforced with coursework.

In addition to academic coursework, our students benefit from an on-site orientation, a truly knowledgeable staff, and organized excursions to exciting locations in and around Rabat. Students in the program live with Arabic-speaking Moroccan families and attend classes at AMIDEAST’s facilities in the bustling Agdal area of the city.



The Summer Intensive Arabic Program in Rabat, Morocco offers Modern Standard Arabic in two 4-week sessions. Classes meet 5 hours per day, 5 days per week. Each student will receive 100 hours of Arabic language instruction in each session, including both Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Moroccan Arabic. One summer session covers the material usually presented in one semester on a U.S. campus.

Students are given placement tests prior to arrival and placed in the level appropriate for their Arabic language proficiency. The following levels are offered:


Modern Standard Arabic I (Arabic 101; 5 credits)*
Modern Standard Arabic II (Arabic 102; 5 credits)
Modern Standard Arabic III (Arabic 201; 5 credits)
Modern Standard Arabic IV (Arabic 202; 5 credits)
Modern Standard Arabic V (Arabic 301; 5 credits)
Modern Standard Arabic VI (Arabic 302; 5 credits)
Directed Studies in Arabic (Arabic 401; 5 credits)
Colloquial Moroccan Arabic I (Arabic 110, 1 credit)
Colloquial Moroccan Arabic II (Arabic 210, 1 credit)
Colloquial Moroccan Arabic III (Arabic 310, 1 credit)
*Note: Arabic 101 is only offered in summer sessions if there are a sufficient number of applicants who do not have any background in the Arabic language. We do not guarantee that this course will be available. Please indicate on your application if you are hoping to enroll in 101.

With AMIDEAST's more than 60-year presence in the Middle East and North Africa, AMIDEAST 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,” and its modern 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 in the program live with Arabic-speaking Moroccan families and attend classes at AMIDEAST’s facilities in the bustling Agdal area of the city.
Cost:
See program website.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
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