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  • Locations: Rabat, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Academic Yr- Fall/Sp, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: SIU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2019 05/01/2019 10/01/2019 09/03/2019 12/20/2019
Spring Semester 2020 11/01/2019 11/01/2019 01/20/2020 05/10/2020
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Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Africana Studies, Anthropology, Arabic*, Architectual Studies, Business and Adminstration, Economics, English, History, International Studies, Internships, Journalism, Law, Liberal Arts*, Linguistics, Management, Middle Eastern Studies*, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Women's Studies Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Arabic, English, French
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Family Stay Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2-Sophomore
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Click here for a definition of this term Type of Experience: *Study Abroad
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct/Program Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer
Click here for a definition of this term Applicants: SIUC Students Only Click here for a definition of this term Sponsor: CIEE
Program Description:

Language + Culture

RABAT, MOROCCO

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Program Overview

From Rabat’s medina to the ville nouvelle, you’ll never be short on opportunities to practice your Arabic and French language skills or get to know this palm-lined city. And with courses, excursions, homestays, and activities to help you connect with the people of Rabat, you’ll get an in-depth look at what it means to live in this Mediterranean country.

Unique Experiences

GET TO KNOW

Moroccan culture by sharing tea with your host family and conversation with Moroccan peers

ADVANCE

your Arabic language skills, whether you’re beginning or experienced.

EXPLORE

more of Morocco’s distinctive locations, like Asilah, Casablanca, Fez, Marrakesh, Ourika, Chefchaoune, and Tangers.

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Excursions & Activities

  • 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.

Projects

Service learning: Get to know the Rabat community by helping refugees, immigrants, women, or children. You might:

  • Lead games or art projects with local students.
  • Work with sub-Saharan African migrants.
  • Tutor English at the community center.
  • Shadow a doctor at a children’s hospital.

Internships: Positions with NGOs and private institutions can be arranged for students who are interested.


What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • 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
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

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Why CIEE

  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included

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