Program Details

Our curriculum focuses on North African, Middle Eastern, and Islamic Studies, and IES Abroad courses introduce you to the many influential forces shaping the fascinating history and compelling culture of Morocco.
Location:
Rabat, Morocco
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester

Program Overview

Program Description:

As you walk the boulevards of Rabat, it’s hard not to be enchanted by the mystery and tradition of this timeless city. From the bustling souqs (open-air markets) and energizing atmosphere of the city to the serenity of the nearby sea, Rabat is an ideal place to learn about the languages, cultures, and religions of North Africa and the Middle East.

Our curriculum focuses on North African, Middle Eastern, and Islamic Studies, and IES Abroad courses introduce you to the many influential forces shaping the fascinating history and compelling culture of Morocco. Cultural events organized by the IES Abroad Rabat Center, such as an elaborate Moroccan mock wedding ceremony, cooking classes, a henna party, and more, are all designed to help you better understand and integrate into this culture. You’ll have the opportunity to bond with your homestay family, as well, and perhaps even adopt a life-long obsession with couscous.

You’ll further dive into the fascinating culture of this North African nation as you learn Modern Standard Arabic with courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Learn Colloquial Modern Arabic to communicate with Moroccans, and if you have already taken advanced French, you can take French-taught area studies courses at the IES Abroad Center or at our partner institution, Université Mohammed V.

Rabat will be your classroom. Rich in cultural heritage and diversity, Morocco has been influenced by many different ethnic and religious groups that have settled in the country throughout its long history. Visit treasures like the Rabat Archaeological Museum, the Hassan Tower, and the Mausoleum of Mohammed V to see ancient artifacts and learn more about the Islamic cultural influences.

You can also add international work experience to your résumé while earning credit by participating in an internship placement—in either English, French, or Arabic—and accompanying English-taught academic seminar, all at no extra cost.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes
Scholarships Description:
IES Abroad offers $5 million dollars in need- and merit-based scholarships and grants that can be used toward an IES Abroad study abroad program. Apply online using our universal Aid Application, and we’ll pair you with the scholarships and grants.

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

4.5

Based on 2 Reviews

  • A Wonderful Challenge
    4.0
    02/10/20

    Morocco is rich in culture, language, and learning. My semester there with IES Rabat pushed me to think in new ways and step out of my comfort zone. I took a course at the University Mohammad V in Rabat which allowed me to learn about the university system

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Incredible academic and cultural experience!
    5.0
    02/02/20

    My study abroad in Rabat, Morocco was unlike any academic or cultural experience I'd ever had before. In a city rich with religion, language, and life, the history and culture of Morocco were embedded into every corner, every view and every interaction

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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