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When you study abroad in Morocco, you have the chance to live and learn in one of the world’s most fascinating cultural centers.

Try your first authentic tagine in Rabat, bargain in the Medina, trek into the Sahara on a camel with your classmates, and camp under the stars when you study abroad in Morcco. For an adventure unlike any other, Morocco is the way to go.

Our immersive courses and excursions help you to explore your host city and neighboring towns with top-notch instructors. Imagine studying Arabic language and conversation while pursuing elective courses or major-specific studies.

Apply now to one of our Morocco study abroad programs.

Rabat

An enchanting capital city along the Atlantic Ocean that seamlessly combines European Modernism with ancient North African and Islamic tradition.

Our 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: 
$6,100
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Top places to see in Rabat
  • Kasbah of the Udayas

    Kasbahs are barriers that historically were used to shield royalty from attacks. Rabat's clifftop Kasbah of the Udayas was constructed by the Almohads and is over a thousand years old.

  • Mausoleum of Mohammed V

    This marble mausoleum houses the tombs of King Mohammed V and his sons, King Hassan II and Prince Moulay Abadallah. The palace was completed in 1971 and is beautifully decorated in ornate mosaics. It is located in the Yacoub Al Mansour Square, across from the Hassan Tower.

  • Flea Markets

    Students and locals alike enjoy spending their Sunday mornings at Rabat's flea market, the "monti." The market sells many unique souvenirs, and one can never expect what to discover at this fabulous spot. Those who explore the market will find themselves intrigued for hours.

The Latest from Morocco

Oct 31 9:24am
Shanghai

The [Not So] Scaries of Internships Abroad

by IES Abroad

There’s a lot to think about before you intern abroad. Our Ambassadors tell us what ‘scaries’ they experienced that turned out to be not so scary after all.

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Oct 23 10:03am
Rabat

Student Voices – A Queer Student’s Perspective in Morocco

by IES Abroad

An IES Abroad Rabat student shares about his experiences learning French and Arabic, living with a host family, meeting people, and dating in the LGBTQ+ community.

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Oct 19 8:36am
Rabat

Misplaced in the Medina

by Aleezeh

I have been in Morocco for over a month now. As life here begins to feel more and more normal, it also doesn’t.

Every day I walk home through the Medina, and every day I see something I never noticed before. I wonder if the stalls and landmarks are constantly changing or if some of these new items get lost within the chaos. I get lost too.

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Oct 1 6:21am
Rabat

A trailer of my upcoming experiences in Morocco

by Aleezeh

Home has always been a confusing concept for me. I recall going through my childhood and catching myself thinking, "I wanna go home" when I was already within my own house. I struggled to find comfort in my surroundings. Growing up in Minnesota, my brown skin always stuck out against the white background. When I visited Pakistan, I would feel a strong sense of familiarity. Being in an environment where I wasn't totally different from others created comfort.

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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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