• Morocco
2 - 4 weeks

Program Details

Program Type
Host Family


Price Details
Get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE! High school Summer Abroad and Gap programs include Classes, Housing, 3 Meals/Day, Cultural Activities and Excursions, Comprehensive Medical and Travel Protection and 24/7 On-site Support.
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Meals Travel Insurance Wifi
Nov 01, 2023
Aug 06, 2023
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About Program

Morocco is a kaleidoscope of colorful cultures and landscapes. Discover pre-Arab villages, medieval fortresses, natural caves, beautiful rivers and beaches. On CIEE High School Summer Abroad programs in Rabat and Mohammedia, take your Arabic language skills to new heights or engage in service-learning.

Scholarship opportunities are available for summer abroad in Morocco!

Looking for a chance to study Arabic in Morocco after high school graduation? CIEE offers a Gap year program.

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Program Highlights

  • Native teachers, expert instructors and excellent language school
  • A certificate of service-learning hours to use on college applications and résumé
  • 24/7 support from CIEE program leader and in-country CIEE staff members

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Gap Year Abroad in Morocco

Enjoy a vibrant, friendly, and relatively small North African city as you hone your Arabic skills and immerse yourself in a brand new culture. Spend each weekday in intensive language study, taking on both Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) and Darija, the Moroccan dialect.

Program Reviews

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  • Growth 4.8
  • Support 4.6
  • Fun 4.8
  • Housing 4.6
  • Safety 4.6
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Yes, I recommend this program

Summer Study in Mohammedia

I spent three weeks in Mohammedia on a Leadership and Service in Youth Development program, and it was amazing! Our group discussions looking into biases, saviorism, ethical volunteering and more were incredibly valuable to my experience in the culture. The food was really good, and scenery was surprising and beautiful. Working with the children during our service time taught me a lot about my own community and my outlook on many issues, as well as inspiring me to redirect my thoughts in more positive ways. I was glad to learn some Darija and be able to navigate some of the city, which definitely helped in the immersive experience. Being part of this program changed me in many ways, and I hope it changes more people than just me.

  • Beautiful scenery
  • Collectivist and communal culture
  • Good food
  • Foreigner treatment
  • Water quality
  • Group dynamics, occasionally
34 people found this review helpful.
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Morocco was a riveting and absolutely beautiful experience. From the beautiful gardens to the beach to the bustling Medina, market, you had to be vigilant, not only to save your belongings and to fully enjoy and burn into your Rabat’s beauty into your memory. I was painfully unaware of the saving your belongings part yet that would not ruin my experience. The food you will eat in Rabat, such as tajine and Moroccan tea will be missed by your tastebuds. You will experience Moroccan culture but also Tamazight, the oldest people living in Morocco and the hardships they faced. You will also witness French colonization and how deep of a effect it has. Last but not least you will experience the culture of Sub-Saharan Africans who live some as refugees and others as professionals and Islamic culture but with the Moroccan spin on it.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Hold onto your belongings and don’t be so trusting because they are Muslims too. Also, GET A FANNY PACK. Its so useful.
77 people found this review helpful.
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Mohammedia, Morocco Study Abroad (Mentoring Youth and Raising Social Awareness)

Going into the Mohemmedia, Morocco mentoring youth and raising social awareness program, I had no prior expectations. I did not know much about the culture, language, or what I would be experiencing. After essentially being in it, I was amazed. Everyone was so kind to one another and I had so much support from my peers and program leaders. It honestly felt like we were part of a real family. Being with the host families was also a very life-changing experience. I loved how not only were we able to travel to Morocco, but we were able to be in a space where we could truly experience the culture and how it is like to live in a Moroccan household, essentially as though we were really Moroccans. Lastly, the kids were probably one of the best highlights of the trip. I loved seeing their eagerness to learn English and how quickly we all bonded with them. Not only were we teaching them English, but they also helped us learn Darija, which was very helpful once we were out in the local community and had to communicate with the local people. Overall, my experience was one that I will never forget and I will definitely take what I learned there back to my own home community. I definitely encourage anyone interested in this program to definitely consider applying and going through with the process of getting in.

What was your funniest moment?
Probably dinner time when the family and my roommate and I would crack lots of jokes.
70 people found this review helpful.
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Rabat Morocco language and culture session 1

Overall, it was a great learning experience. There were a few up and downs but it was nothing that couldn’t be slept off. My host family was so sweet and I hope to be able to visit them again. The food was great and the study center was in a very convenient location. There was plenty of independence, which my friends and i took advantage of by seeing more of the city in our free time. I hope to visit the city again.

84 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program


I personally LOVED my experience in Rabat, Morocco this summer! We were paired up with a host family, matched specifically for us, and I stayed with the kindest, most amazing host family for four weeks! There were only 13 of us in the program, but everyone there was amazing and ready to engage (the instructors there were also oh so ready to help - even the cultural peers were awesome)! It could not have been a better group! We visited places like Meknes, Tangier, and even stayed in Chefchaouen for a couple of days - every day was filled with something to do! There were even mini excursions every day like an African Dance Workshop and surfing lessons which made the experience ten times better! Hopefully, it will not be my last trip to Morocco - inshallah!

What would you improve about this program?
The classes should have a bit more structure and more time in MSA classes.
85 people found this review helpful.

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