North Africa & France Comparative Studies

French immersion summer studies along the Moroccan Mediterranean coast.

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Cultural exploration of Morocco’s heritage is an integral part of our program. In addition to visits of Rabat and its souk, APA plans a variety of activities and trips to ensure students make the most of their time and discover the breadth and effervescence of Morocco’s traditions, crafts and artistic scene.

Weekend Excursion

  • Fez and Volubilis: The “Athens of Africa”, Fez is Morocco’s unofficial cultural capital of the country. Its long and storied history can be seen throughout the medina, tanneries, forts, and kasbahs. On the way back to Rabat, visit Volubilis, the ancient Roman and Berber city ruins. Both locales are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
  • Tangier and Chefchaouen: Travel to the northwest part of the country to visit the city of Tangier, nestled on the African side of the strait of Gibraltar and the “Pearl of the North”, Chefchaouen, known for its photogenic blue buildings.

Cultural Activities

  • Calligraphy workshop
  • Music workshop
  • Ceramics painting


Depending on what is happening in the city, two to three events will be on the calendar. These could be:

  • Concerts
  • Theater
  • Dance
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