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  • Locations: Rabat, Morocco
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: AMIDEAST 
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 11/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2020-2021 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2020 04/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: Veronica Mobley, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: Veronica Mobley, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Sarah Malloy Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Area of Study: Arabic, Middle East Studies Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Language of Instruction: Arabic, English Housing Options: Homestay
Program Description:
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Area & Arabic Language Studies in Morocco (Semester/Academic Year)

In this semester/academic year program in Rabat, Morocco, students will take 12-17 credits per semester and have the option of both Arabic and Area Studies courses. Students live with host families in Rabat. There will be multiple excursions per semester, such as to Fez or Marrakech. The fall semester starts in late August and runs until mid-December. The spring semester beings in mid-January and runs until early May. 

Academic Overview:

 

  • Colloquial Moroccan Arabic (3 credits) - required
  • Modern Standard Arabic (5 credits) - recommended
  • Elective Area Studies Courses taught in English, including a Community-based Learning option. Recent courses have been drawn from Middle East & North African Studies, History, Political Science, Religion, Sociology, Women's Studies, and Amazigh Studies. 


Rabat is one of Morocco's "imperial cities," as well as its political capital. It is home to the leading educational institutions in the country and offers students opportunities to move from the shops and cafes of the "European" city to the winding alleys and exciting markets of the old medina in a few minutes' walk. Students attend their classes at AMIDEAST's facilities in the bustling Agdal area of Rabat, near the Royal Palace.

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