CIEE - Morocco

CIEE - Morocco
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd Date
Academic YearApril 1early Septemberearly May
SpringNovember 1late Januarymid May
FallApril 1early Septemberlate December
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 2.75
  • Language of Instruction
  • Arabic, English, French
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • Yes
  • Class Eligibility
  • Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Homestay
  • Program Type
  • Third-party provider
Program Overview

Situated in Rabat, CIEE Morocco offers students with basic or advanced Arabic language skills an opportunity to further develop their proficiency while examining Morocco's rich heritage of the Arab world and Europe. Students with strong French language skills can also take elective courses in French. Also built into the program is a week of study in either Fez or Marrakesh.


Language and Culture Program

Established in 2008, the Language and Culture program gives students the opportunity to enroll in special CIEE area studies courses taught by faculty from the Université Mohammed V. Students also take Arabic language courses taught by qualified language instructors from local universities and other organizations such as the Peace Corps.

Area studies courses and language course are held at the CIEE Rabat Study Center. The program is designed to provide students intensive Arabic language training along with a multifaceted academic analysis of Moroccan culture and history. In addition to the courses offered, students can engage themselves locally through internship and volunteer opportunities. Students wishing to focus a larger percentage of their studies on Arabic language may choose to take an elective language course in colloquial Moroccan Arabic.

The program is suitable for students with a strong interest in Arabic and French languages, as well as a variety of academic disciplines, including Moroccan studies, religion, business and economics, and literature. 


CIEE resident staff assist interested academic year students in finding a suitable community internship. These internships must be planned well in advance and prospective participants must have their proposals approved by CIEE and their home institutions prior to the start of the program. More information on internship options can be found in the course listing.


Rabat is the capital and second largest city in Morocco. It is located on the coast of the Atlantic ocean and has an approximate population of three million. With a rich cultural scene, students can enjoy art exhibits, music and theater. Boasting an exotic combination of both modern and traditional architecture and amenities, it offers students an insight into the countries'  heritage and contemporary existence. 


Students live with Moroccan families in modern or traditional homes in various neighborhoods throughout Rabat. Families are carefully selected by local CIEE staff. Most homes combine western and traditional Moroccan elements and families are typically multilingual. Study abroad host families provide breakfast and dinner on weekdays and additional meals on the weekend. Students use public transportation to commute to and from their housing.​

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Program Costs

To find the costs of the program you are interested in, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the CIEE program finder and, under "FILTER BY", select Morocco from the "Country" list.
  2. Looking over the various programs offered, find a program you are interested in and click "Learn More".
  3. Scroll down to the "Dates, Deadlines & Fees" section and click on the (+) next to the program cost to expand the list of expenses.
  4. Find your program's estimated expenses under "Program Fees" AND "Estimated Additional Costs".
  5. Last, add the "Study Abroad Fee", which is $600 for a summer program and $1,500 for a semester program.
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