• Morocco
    • Rabat
Fall, Spring, Summer
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships

Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
Dormitory Host Family


Price Details
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE! Our high-quality programs include tuition, housing, on-site airport pick-up, field trips and cultural activities, 24/7 on-site professional staff, and automatic iNext insurance. There are no hidden charges or surprises when you arrive, and scholarships opportunities are available!
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Classes Some Meals Travel Insurance
Jun 05, 2024
Jan 19, 2023
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About Program

Morocco’s capital and second largest city is host to prestigious universities, international institutions such as UNESCO and the World Bank, and a wide range of opportunities for students to experience its culture through art exhibits, music, and theater.

Courses are available in English, Arabic and French.

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Program Highlights

  • CIEE Rabat is located in the prominent neighborhood of Agdal in central Rabat, with easy access to public transportation.
  • Practice your newly acquired language skills by visiting local markets and attending music and theater performances.
  • All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.
  • Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer.

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Program Reviews

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Yes, I recommend this program

Found My New Home <3

I was a student in the Summer 2022 Moroccan Language and Culture program and since I returned home in July, I have been trying to find a way to return. I loved Morocco so much, and I am so glad that I chose this program to be my first experience in the country!

I have seen other reviews talk about the people and the program staff, and I wholeheartedly agree that was the best part of the program. The Rabat center staff were absolutely amazing. They were so enthusiastic about teaching us about the country and consistently went above and beyond to make sure that we all had a great experience. We were able to request some of the excursions and activities that we did, including a trip to the Rabat zoo and a day with migrants and refugees from the Foundation Orient-Occident at the beach where we had some great discussions about immigration and race in Morocco. The weekend excursions were truly unique because of the connections the staff had, and we got to learn so much just from having conversations, tours, and workshops with the locals. On top of this, all of the people I met in Morocco were so kind and welcoming and made me feel at home.

I learned so much on this program about Morocco and about myself. This experience truly changed me, and I cannot emphasize how much I recommend this program!

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

most delightful experience

loved CIEE. the staff was so kind and friendly I felt so connected to everyone i met. The trips were once in a lifetime, Moroccan has so many amazing cities its almost impossible to see them all in one trip. CIEE staff made sure that we got to see almost all we wanted and were willing to help plan whatever voyage we wanted to take. You can tell that the staffers treated us like family and were super helpful all across the board. Even our teachers were extremely kind and i loved learning in this environment. I hope to one day return to Morocco, as I know I would receive a warm welcome here by the members of CIEE. Through good food, lasting memories, and amazing views, my time in Morocco will never be forgotten, and I have no one to thank but CIEE.

What would you improve about this program?
more communication on itinerary and what to expect
93 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

An Experience I Can’t Forget

First of all; the staff and community of the country your visiting and the program can make or break it. Hands down, both were superb in Rabat, Morocco. The people are unforgettable, always available, super welcoming, and hard to leave after the program. The family I lived with were almost too nice to me, always wanting to serve their guests to the best of their ability. As for the class, I learned so much. My learning according to the assessment increased by 2 levels. I learned so much vocab and I was so excited every single day to go to class. Can’t stress the importance of this experience was to me, highly recommended.

What would you improve about this program?
Teachers are obliged to have syllabus prepared by Day 1.
108 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

Best Experience of My Life

If you're remotely on the fence about doing this, I can't emphasize enough that studying at CIEE in Rabat will change your life. The staff does such a fantastic job of making sure that you're not only learning the language but also doing super cool things basically every day. I had such a great time in Morocco and made friends that I still stay in touch with. You end up learning a lot about your self and another part of the world.

100 people found this review helpful.
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The Best Experience

The program was well planned. This includes all of the awesome trips we went on and the daily planned activities. The coordinators were phenomenal, supportive, and fun. They were always therefor advice and provided us with apt knowledge about the society we were staying in. The professors were knowledgeable, and class was never boring. The whole experience was definitely one for the books. I can’t wait to visit again!!

What would you improve about this program?
Students should just understand what type of culture they are going to before they get there and experience culture shock.
99 people found this review helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program

Phenomenal Program and Experience

This program went above and beyond my expectations. The classes were taught by very knowledgeable instructors that helped me further develop my Arabic language skills. Courses are filled not just with language instruction, but real-world application as well forcing you at times out of your comfort zone for your benefit.
The program coordinators and staff genuinely care about the students and constantly go out of their way to improve the experience both in and out of the classroom. They assist students in so many ways, supplanting the experience even more.
You'll find it really hard to be bored in this program. There are excursions included in the price of tuition nearly every weekend which are planned well and also serve to enhance the educational experience. Cultural activities are planned on most days the rest of the program helping you immerse yourself in unique ways throughout the experience.
I am lucky to have been so fortunate to study with this amazing program with such amazing people.

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

One of the best study abroad experiences out there

I was able to participate in this program the summer after I graduated and was one of the best experiences I have had throughout my college career. The program coordinators genuinely care for you and are willing to go out of their way to help, and this was extremely helpful especially coming into a new setting like Morocco.

Moreover, you are truly able to get your money's worth as the program plans excursions essentially every weekend at no extra cost to you. This was an excellent way for me to really get to see the richness and full-extent of the Moroccan culture while also being able to practice my Arabic out in the streets.

Overall I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in learning Arabic and interested in learning more about Moroccan culture.

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

Great Semester!

I loved my semester in CIEE Rabat's Language and Culture program! The program does a great job in matching students to host families, and between program staff, families, professors, and peers, there is a great support system for students. Field trips to different cities are a great way for students to see a lot of the country. I would definitely recommend CIEE Rabat to students looking for an incredible study abroad experience.

95 people found this review helpful.

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