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|Language of Instruction:||Arabic, English||Class Eligibility:||2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior (fall only)|
|Housing Options:||Family Stay||Maximum Credits Earned (per semester):||4.0|
|Academic Area of Study:||Africana Studies, Arabic, Economics, French, History, International Studies, Middle East Studies, Political Science, Religion, Sociology||Foreign Laguage Prerequisite:||2 semesters strongly encouraged|
Morocco is a gateway to Africa and the Arab world. It is a unique mixture of Middle Eastern, European, and African cultural influences. Rabat is one of Morocco's "imperial cities," and its modern 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.
The AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program in Rabat offers a diverse set of courses, and semi-intensive instruction in Modern Standard Arabic and Moroccan Arabic. Students in the program live either with Arabic-speaking Moroccan families or in a private Moroccan student residence hall and attend their classes both at AMIDEAST’s facilities in the bustling Agdal area of the city and in the buildings of AMIDEAST’s partner, the College of Letters and Humanities of Mohammed V University – Agdal. Courses are taught by English-speaking Moroccan faculty members from the University and other universities in Rabat and neighboring cities.
The America-Mideast Educational and Training Services, Inc. (AMIDEAST) was established in 1951 to provide international education, training, and development assistance opportunities to the Middle East and North Africa. Today it provides programs and services to improve educational opportunities and quality, strengthen local institutions, and develop language and professional skills for success in the local economy. AMIDEAST is a recognized leader in study abroad programs for Americans interested in learning more about this important region
Students in the AMIDEAST Education Abroad Program in Rabat a 14-17 credit hour course load per semester. All students enroll in Arabic (8 credits: Modern Standard and Moroccan Colloquial Arabic) and two or three other elective courses (depending on the student’s preference) from offerings in Middle East and North African studies in a variety of disciplines taught in English including political science, religion, sociology, women's studies, history, and Amazigh studies. Students must have the equivalent of four college semesters of French or more in order to take a French course. All courses are taught exclusively for the AMIDEAST program, and students take classes only with other program participants.
AMIDEAST provides students three guided academic excursions outside of Rabat. Typically trips are three days in length and include Marrakesh, Fez and quiet villages tucked in the northern mountains.
Students live with carefully selected Arabic speaking host families. Many families also speak French. All meals are provided by the home-stay family although there may be times that students cannot return home for a lunch due to their class schedule. Dickinson students will receive a board credit on their Dickinson student account to assist with lunch expenses as well as a transportation credit. It is expected that you will use the excess money available to you for your food and transportation expenses while studying abroad. Please note that no routine stipends will be dispersed in Rabat; you must plan to have access to these funds while studying abroad.
tuition and fees
room and board
pre-departure and on-site orientations
The program fee does not include primary health insurance, airfare, optional travel, personal expenses, books or supplies.
Two semesters of Arabic strongly recommended
Center for Global Study and Engagement
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896
Phone: (717) 245-1341