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CIEE Language and Culture Program in Rabat, Morocco
Improve your Arabic and French language skills and boost your cultural knowledge while studying in the capital of this Mediterranean country. Your strong interest in Arabic and French languages, as well as Moroccan studies, culture, religion, business, and economics will be expanded with coursework, taught in English, by prestigious faculty from local and international universities at CIEE Rabat.
All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.
GET TO KNOW
Moroccan culture by sharing tea with your host family and conversation with Moroccan peers.
your Arabic language skills, whether you’re beginning or experienced.
more of Morocco’s distinctive locations, like Asilah, Casablanca, Fez, Marrakesh, Ourika, Chefchaoune, and Tangers.
Put your coursework in context and practice new language skills with visits to markets, cultural sites, and music and theater performances.
Explore Rabat’s ancient medina and Kasbah, and see other highlights like the ancient ruins of Challah, and the Andalusian Gardens.
See how local schools and government agencies operate.
Reward yourself with an amazing view for climbing the High Atlas Mountains.
Visit an Amazigh village in Ourika.
Work with artisans in Chefchaoune.
Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site in coastal Essaouria.
Take an overnight excursion to Fez and Marrakesh.
Service-Learning: Get to know the Rabat community by helping refugees, immigrants, women, or children. You might:
work with sub-Saharan African migrants and refugees
tutor English at the community center
shadow a doctor at a children’s hospital
promote human rights values through working with local NGOs
promote democracy working with NGOs and the parliament
work with an international local NGO focused on culture and art
develop a great network of like-minded peers, mentors and professionals by working with youth empowerment communities in debate clubs at local universities
obtain a better understanding of the local political scene by working with an NGO specialized on political research
lead games or art projects with local students
strengthen your journalism and media skills by working with local newspapers in English
Like any positive internship experience, volunteering or interning abroad will help you enhance your professional skills and improve your resume. Develop a greater awareness of the world and your place in it through our volunteering and internship program.
Internships: Positions with NGOs and private institutions can be arranged for students who are interested. Whatever setting you find yourself in after graduation, you’ll be grateful for the variety of hard and soft skills you gained while interning abroad.
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation – a three-day introduction to Moroccan culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
24/7 emergency on-site support
1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.
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