- Rabat, Morocco
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Break, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round
- Program Description:
The center offers both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Colloquial Moroccan Arabic (CMA) to students from all over the world, and the state of the art facility offers an environment comparable to any modern University.
An intensive Arabic curriculum designed to rapidly acquire Arabic through immersion. Students explore Morocco through numerous cultural programs and excursions, and several housing options are offered ranging from self-catered rooms to home-stays with Moroccan families
The program allows students to rapidly advance in their goals. Qalam wa Lawh has rolling admission and continuous classes, an ideal situation for students who wish to study and travel on their own time
- Setting Description:
- The center is located in a modern facility in a safe and upscale neighberhood of Morocco's capital. The center is equipped with computers, a wireless Internet center, and climate controlled classrooms. The center is also minutes away from all the cultural sites of the city. Breakfast and lunch service is available on site for all students.
- Qalam's year-around operation translates into high quality programs at reasonnable prices. Group and long-term discounts are offered. Merit-based scholarships are available to a selection of students who show proficiency as well as long-term ambitions in Arabic language. For more details, please consult the Web site.
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- The Ibn Battuta Merit Scholarships aim to reward students for excellence and dedication to the study of the Arabic language as well as promote the study of Arabic as a foreign language.
Based on 1 Reviews
- Study Abroad Program Review03/25/19
I am a current study abroad student at Qalam wa Lawh and I am really satisfied with the quality of teaching there. We are only six in my class, and I feel that the size of the group helped me progress a lot, especially in speaking. Moreover, classes are
taught by highly-qualified native speakers, and each student can benefit from an extra 30 min one-to-one tutoring a day. There are also plenty of other opportunities to use Arabic outside of class by joining one of the clubs (Media, Cooking, Arts and Volunteering), following Calligraphy classes or going to the weekly Language Café with Moroccan students. Personally, I have 2 hours of Modern Standard Arabic and 2 hours of either Arabic Literature or Media Arabic a day, and I spend approximately 2 hours a day on my homework. This immersive approach can look challenging at first, but it is actually the best way to learn! The staff is friendly and always willing to help, the cafeteria serves amazing Moroccan dishes every day – including vegetarian options if you request one - and high-quality accommodation is available on campus. Living in Rabat is amazing – there is always something going on, but you are at the same time close to the sea and the countryside. I spend my free time horseback riding, surfing or exploring the medina. Studying at Qalam is also the opportunity to explore other parts of Morocco, since the school offers its own trips to several cities. The Sahara trip was a personal favourite, but I also loved visiting Fes and Chefchaouen. All in all, I would highly recommend you to consider studying Arabic at Qalam wa Lawh, especially if you want to improve your communication skills while discovering Moroccan culture and traditions.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend