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Rabat

Morocco

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Chances are you’re craving a new way of learning—a new way of seeing the world. So why not study abroad in Rabat?

With its rich mix of North African, Arabit, and European cultures, and nearly 900 years of history, there is simply no place on earth like Rabat.

When you study abroad in Rabat, you can explore the mysterious, winding streets of the Medina in the morning and visit the Museum of Contemporary Art in the afternoon. Or soak up the sun on la plage (the beach) before strolling through the Kasbah, with its unforgettable blue and white painted walls and doorways.

Our Rabat study abroad programs offer immersive courses and excursions to help you dive into the culture and develop your Arabic language skills.

Programs

Rabat - Study in Rabat

Rabat
,
Morocco
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$18,255
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Rabat Summer - Arabic Language

Rabat
,
Morocco
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
No prior Arabic required for beginning level, prior Arabic required for intermediate and advanced levels
Estimated Cost: 
$6,525
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Rabat's Top Five

Partake in the Mock Wedding at Our Center

Experience traditional Moroccan culture first-hand with our mock Moroccan wedding.

Engage Your Senses

Take in the tastes, smells, colors, and sounds of the Medina.

Advance Your Language Skills

Practice three languages in one city—where else can you do that?

Visit a Hammam

Spend a few hours at the local bathhouse with your friends.

Indulge in Local Food and Tea

From Moroccan mint tea to couscous on Fridays, get to know life in Rabat through the city’s food.

The Latest from Rabat

Sep 18 9:01am
Rabat

Intimacy, gender, and public space

by Maddy

Within my first hour of being in Morocco, I became attuned to the way that men dominate public space. Whether you’re walking through the medina or driving past the busy city center, women are conspicuously absent from sidewalks and doorways. There are cafes that are filled entirely with men who sit facing the street and watch as people walk by. Many feminists have discussed the “male gaze” as a theoretical tool, but here it can feel literal.

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Sep 10 7:44pm
Rabat

Preparing to pack. Packing to prepare

by Aleezeh

Packing for my first study abroad experience was definitely overwhelming. Hours of YouTube videos ran in the background while I stuffed clothes into two large suitcases. I was hoping to obtain a comically large suitcase, the type that could fit a full person inside of it.

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Aug 25 7:59pm
Rabat

Confronting whiteness in Morocco: Pre-departure reflections

by Maddy

Many study abroad guides for American students encourage us to reflect on our “privilege” prior to leaving. However, the concept of “privilege” doesn’t go deep enough, as it uproots individual people from the historical contexts that brought them to where they are today. I find history to be exceedingly important in my understanding of the world.

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Aug 14 2:02pm
Rabat

Student Voices - A Song Inspired By a Year Studying Abroad in Morocco

by IES Abroad

For singer-song writer Philip Baites studying abroad not only increased his French and Arabic abilities, but also gave him the inspiration for his first single “Tangier to Casablanca.”

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Aug 10 2:58pm
Rabat

Guide to Traveling While Studying Abroad

by IES Abroad

Whether you’re a first-time traveler or a regular globe-trotter, build your travel toolkit with tips on traveling solo, apps to download, and more.

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