Rabat, Morocco

Study in Rabat

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Experiential Learning, Part-Time Internship
Spring, Academic Year, Calendar Year

At a Glance




16 to 19 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

Modern Standard Arabic, English, French

Language Prerequisites:


Part-Time Internship (Optional):

Included in Program Fee

Visa Required:


About the Program

Rabat will be your classroom. Rich in cultural heritage and diversity, Morocco has been influenced by many different ethnic and religious groups that have settled in the country throughout its long history. Our curriculum focuses on North African, Middle Eastern, and Islamic Studies. 

You’ll dive further into the culture of this North African nation as you study Modern Standard Arabic with courses at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Learn Colloquial Modern Arabic to communicate with Moroccans, and if you have already taken advanced French, you can take French-taught courses at the IES Abroad Center or at our partner institution, Université Mohammed V. 

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Language Learning

Learn Colloquial Moroccan Arabic to communicate with Moroccans.

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Cultural Events

Attend events to help you better understand Moroccan culture.

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Live with a local family and adopt a life-long obsession with couscous.

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Part-Time Internships

Add international work experience to your résumé.

Spring 2025

Program Dates:

February 01 - May 17

Application Deadline:

Estimated Cost:


Program Advisor

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Cyane Thomas

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️ study@IESabroad.org

About the Destination

Kasbah des Oudayas in Rabat

Why Rabat?

As you walk the boulevards of Rabat, it’s hard not to be enchanted by the mystery and tradition of this timeless city. From the bustling souqs (open-air markets) and energizing atmosphere of the city to the serenity of the nearby sea, Rabat is an ideal place to learn about the languages, cultures, and religions of North Africa and the Middle East.

Learn More About Rabat

Get to Know Your New City

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Engage Your Senses

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

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Visit Historic Treasures

See ancient artifacts and learn more about the Islamic cultural influences.

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Visit a Hammam

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

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Indulge in Local Food and Tea

From mint tea to couscous, Rabat’s offerings are endless.

The Student Experience

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  • Homestay


Live with a local family in the Medina within walking distance of our Center and experience Moroccan traditions, family life, and cuisine. You will receive three meals daily. You may request to live with another IES Abroad student in your homestay.