The Middlebury School in Morocco is designed for students with high intermediate proficiency in Arabic, who adhere to the Middlebury Language Pledge while studying abroad. By promising to speak only Arabic while in Rabat, students have the best chance of acquiring fluency and actively engaging in the local environment. All coursework is conducted in the Arabic, and students take their courses in a variety of subjects, from advanced Arabic classes including Moroccan Colloquial Arabic to electives in North African Studies.
The program is based at Mohammed V University, which was founded in 1957 as the first modern university in Morocco. As a city which has hosted a mix of Berber, Arab, African, and European peoples for thousands of years, Rabat offers an excellent environment for cross-cultural exchange.
- All course work is conducted entirely in Arabic
- Students adhere to the Middlebury College Language Pledge
- Housing with host families
- Internships for full-year students in their second semester
- Co-curricular excursions and activities