Study Abroad in Morocco

What to Expect in Morocco

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 Morocco. 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. 

Languages Spoken: 
Modern Standard Arabic, Moroccan Darija, French
Dry, Mediterranean
Dirham (MAD or DH)
Time Zone: 

About the IES Abroad Center

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  • Rabat

The Center is where our highly trained local staff provide on-the-ground support throughout your time abroad. 

The IES Abroad Rabat Center is located within easy walking distance of the city’s famous shopping and cultural hub called The Medina. Whether you’re visiting the significant Mausoleum of Mohammed V, or marveling at the Hassan Tower, the Center is your study abroad hub. 


Health & Safety

With 70 years of experience, we are proud to set the standard for health and safety in study abroad. Our Chicago-based and on-site staff are all highly trained and experienced in the matters of health, safety, and crisis management. We are here for you from predeparture to your return, and are ready to support you—no matter which time zone you’re in. We plan for "what ifs" so that you don’t have to. From international health insurance included in the cost of your program to highly-trained local staff who can connect you to English-speaking healthcare providers, we are working around the clock to ensure your health and safety while abroad.

Support You Can Expect to Receive on Our Programs

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CISI International Health Insurance

In the case you need to see a doctor or mental health professional.

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24/7 Emergency Support

Whether you encounter an issue while traveling or in your host city.

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Mandatory Cell Phone Policy

Receive any emergency updates from IES Abroad staff via call or text.

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Location-Specific Information

Health and safety information presented at orientation by on-site staff.

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TripTracker System

Allowing you to share independent travel plans.

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Crisis Drills

So that you feel prepared to respond to an emergency should one arise.


Apply for your passport today!

Getting your passport is a crucial step for studying abroad. With processing times taking longer than usual, consider this a gentle reminder to not procrastinate on getting or renewing your passport.

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The Student Experience

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Student Ambassadors

No one knows the IES Abroad experience better than a student who has lived it! From budget tips to housing experiences, our volunteer Ambassadors are here to share it all.

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Latest from Morocco

Follow @IESabroad on all your favorite social media platforms for the latest videos, photos, blog posts, and updates from our students and staff around the world.

Want to study abroad in Morocco?

How will studying abroad in Morocco redefine your world? We can’t wait to find out. 

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