North Africa & France Comparative Studies

French immersion summer studies along the Moroccan Mediterranean coast.

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Adapting to a new style of teaching in a foreign language can be challenging. A range of dedicated language support is built in so you can leave Rabat feeling confident and successful in both French and what you have learned about the Maghreb.

Customized Language Support

  • Weekly one-on-one 60-minute sessions with a French instructor focus on the student’s areas for improvement in oral and written French expression
  • Weekly one-hour darija classes (Moroccan dialect of Arabic) provide a foundation for conversing with locals on the street and with host family members
  • Methodology and grammar are integrated into each course to maximize learning

Academic Support

  • Orientation advising sessions: understand program and course objectives and make your final decision on course enrollment
  • Tutors: need extra help understanding a concept in class? APA can arrange a time to meet with a tutor.

Pre-departure Support

  • Passport application assistance
  • Visa application assistance (if necessary)
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Finance and scholarship support
  • Departure preparations: immunizations, cell phones, insurance, prescription medication, and more

On-site Support

  • Airport pick-up
  • 24/7 assistance: Emergency and health matters, housing support, and more
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